Re: 2.5.40-mm2

From: Dave Hansen (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 11:23:04 EST

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Dave Hansen wrote:
>>cc'ing Ingo, because I think this might be related to the timer bh
> could you try the attached patch against 2.5.41, does it help? It fixes
> the bugs found so far plus makes del_timer_sync() a bit more robust by
> re-checking timer pending-ness before exiting. There is one type of code
> that might have relied on this kind of behavior of the old timer code.

Well, I gave it a shot. I haven't seen any more of the __run_timers
oopses yet, but I haven't been able to stay up for very long before it
freezes, so time will tell. But, for now, I'm pretty sure that it is
quite a bit better.

Dave Hansen

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