Re: 2.6.0-test1-mm1

From: Helge Hafting (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 08:37:58 EST

Antonio Vargas wrote:
> It always happened to me when I run "make menuconfig" under gnome-terminal on
> redhat 9 with 2.5.73. Is it because of busy-waiting on a variable shared
> amongst multiple processes/threads? If so, it smells of a bug in the application,
> busy-waiting is _BAD_.

Ouch. Well, it is good that scheduler changes made the bug visible,
so it can be fixed. Certainly no reason to
work around it in the kernel, the effort is better spent on fixing
the bug. Distributors can make sure they have fixed their apps
before distributing 2.6.

Helge Hafting

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