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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] linux-2.5.59_lost-tick_A0
    john stultz wrote:
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    > All,
    > This patch addresses the following problem: Linux cannot properly
    > handle the case where interrupts are disabled for longer then two ticks.
    >

    Question is: who is holding interrupts off for so long?

    It might be better to implement a detection scheme inside
    the timer interrupt handler: if the time since last interrupt
    exceeds two ticks, whine and drop a backtrace.

    That backtrace will point up into the local_irq_enable() in
    the offending code, and we can go fix it?
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