Re: 2.5.40-mm2

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 11:56:45 EST

Dave Hansen wrote:
> 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
> >>removal.
> >
> > 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.
> Hehe. That'll teach me to be optimistic. This is unprocessed, but
> the EIP in tvec_bases should tell the whole story. Something _nasty_
> is going on.
> addr2line on the run_timer_tasklet call: kernel/timer.c:359
> This is with the patch that Ingo sent me about 6 hours ago. Andrew,
> should I still test the one that you sent me this morning?

No; I think Ingo covered everything there, and more.

> Dave Hansen
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