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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] linux-2.5.67_lost-tick-fix_A2
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    On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 15:32, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > john stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > This patch fixes a race in the timer_interrupt code caused by
    > > detect_lost_tick().
    >
    > Does this also fix the problem which Alex identified?

    Nope. It just handles the detect_lost_tick() race and related problems
    w/ the PIT causing seq_lock reader starvation.

    I'm still looking over the preempt locking issue he pointed out.

    I'll likely send a more cautious version of the patch he already posted
    to you.

    thanks
    -john


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