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SubjectRe: kernel BUG at page_alloc.c:98 -- compiling with distcc
Marco Fais <marco.fais@abbeynet.it> wrote:
>
> Andrew Morton ha scritto:
>
> >>kernel BUG at page_alloc.c:98!
> > uh-oh.
>
> That was the same thing that I've said when I saw all the leds blinking
> in *all* the keyboards ... :)
>
> > distcc uses sendfile(). The 8139too hardware and driver are
> > zerocopy-capable so the kernel uses zerocopy direct-from-user-pages for
> > sendfile().
>
> Ok. Other servers with e100 driver doesn't show the problem. This means
> that they're not "zerocopy-capable"?

They are. It could be a timing thing.

> > This was all discussed fairly extensively a couple of years back and I
> > thought it ended up being fixed.
>
> There are any workarounds for this, until the problem is corrected?

This will probably make it go away.

--- linux-2.4.26-rc1/drivers/net/8139too.c 2004-03-27 22:06:18.000000000 -0800
+++ 24/drivers/net/8139too.c 2004-04-05 03:54:50.478692968 -0700
@@ -983,7 +983,7 @@ static int __devinit rtl8139_init_one (s
* through the use of skb_copy_and_csum_dev we enable these
* features
*/
- dev->features |= NETIF_F_SG | NETIF_F_HW_CSUM | NETIF_F_HIGHDMA;
+ dev->features |= NETIF_F_SG | NETIF_F_HIGHDMA;

dev->irq = pdev->irq;

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