Re: - simplify-update_times-avoid-jiffies-jiffies_64-aliasing-problem.patch removed from -mm tree

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 03:46:34 EST

Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:39:57 -0600, ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Eric W. Biederman)
> wrote:
>> > simplify-update_times-avoid-jiffies-jiffies_64-aliasing-problem.patch
>> >
>> > This patch was dropped because it had testing failures
>> Thanks. I didn't see a thread on linux-kernel for this so I
>> just wanted to report that this patch killed my boot when the
>> serial driver initialized, and at some other point as well when
>> I did not compile in the serial driver.
>> Just in case an additional data point was needed.
> I posted a patch to fix this failure. Please try with it. Thanks.
> I'll cook a new patch including this fix and AVR32 do_timer fix.

My kernel boots now, so I guess that fixes my bug.
Advancing the clock by negative jiffies. Ouch!

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