Re: [PATCH] 2.5.21 IDE 91

From: Martin Dalecki (
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 11:47:45 EST

Użytkownik Linus Torvalds napisał:
> On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>- current 2.5 bk deadlocks reading partition info off disk. Again a
>> locking problem I suppose, to be honest I just got very tired when
>> seeing it happen and didn't want to spend tim looking into it.
> Hmm. There's a bug in "balance_irq()" if you are trying to run a SMP
> kernel on an UP machine right now, and it _might_ be that the lockup has
> nothing to do with the IDE layer, but simple with the first PCI interrupt
> (as opposed to local timer interrupt) coming in.


> I don't know. Might be the IDE code too, of course.

Just to complete the picture: I'm running SMP kernels on
UP for the sake of spinlock debugging and compilatoin coverage too.
But as I have already stated - I run my own patches on
top of the last offical release instead of BK contents.

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