Re: PATCH: psaux lockups on SMP 2.4.0-test*

From: Chaskiel M Grundman (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 01:14:15 EST

FYI: This patch fixes my problems on test7. Fortunately for me, it looks
easy to make the same change to 2.2...

Excerpts from mail: 26-Aug-100 PATCH: psaux lockups on SMP.. by Kevin
> Chaskiel M Grundman <> writes:
> > I have encountered a problem on several machines that causes the machine
> > to lock up when gpm retakes control of the ps2 mouse device after X is
> > shut down, but only when the system is running an SMP kernel. I could
> > not find any reports of similar problems, which makes me wonder if I
> > might be doing something wrong.... Any ideas? Any other info I should
> > provide?
> Linus:
> What a coincidence! I just got bitten by this last night while
> chasing down a problem with a wheel mouse.
> Anyway, here's a patch. I've tested this on 2.4.0-test5, but it should
> work fine on test7, too.
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