Re: 2.6.20-mm2

From: David Brownell
Date: Wed Feb 21 2007 - 22:57:30 EST

On Tuesday 20 February 2007 2:07 pm, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:

> > Plus, I'd guess, the old rtc driver statically linked.
> Yes (mistakenly).

Until someone merges the BSOD-for-Linux patch, I'll continue to
assume that oopsing is the wrong response to "user" mistakes. ;)

Legacy drivers can be such a PITA.

> > What I see is a should-not-happen fault of some kind in a cleanup
> > path that's been tested with non-PNP rtc drivers. A quick glance
> > at the code left me puzzled. Would sleeping a second or two before
> > calling rtc_device_unregister() change that behavior?
> [tries]
> No.

Shoot. OK, I'll see if I can reproduce it myself. Is this system
using a generic CMOS RTC? Or is HPET somehow involved? (That old
RTC driver has HPET voodoo as well as normal RTC stuff.)

- Dave
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