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SubjectRe: kernel BUG at page_alloc.c:98 -- compiling with distcc
--On Monday, May 03, 2004 22:07:14 -0300 Marcelo Tosatti 
<marcelo.tosatti@cyclades.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 12:21:03PM +0200, Marco Fais wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>>
>> [1.] Kernel panic while using distcc
>>
>> [2.] I have 5-6 development linux systems that we use without problem
>> under a normal development workload. Trying distcc for speeding up
>> compilation, we have a fully reproducible kernel panic in a very short
>> time (seconds after compilation start). The kernel panic happens *only*
>> when the systems are "remotely controlled" (the distcc daemon is
>> receiving source files from remote systems, compile and send back
>> compiled objects). When compiling with distcc the local system doesn't
>> show any kernel panic, while the same system used as a "remote compiler
>> system" dies very quickly.
>>
>> [3.] Keywords: distcc BUG page_alloc.c
>
> Marco, Carson,
>
> Can you please try to reproduce this distcc generated oops using
> 2.4.27-pre2?

I'd love to. However 2.4.27-pre2 broke the tg3 driver. tg3.c contains
WARN_ON(1). Sadly, WARN_ON doesn't exist in 2.4.x, so depmod correctly
complains about an unresolved symbol.

I'm beginning to wonder if anyone actually builds these pre releases... I
mean, I know the tg3 driver is really obscure, and only used by 2 people,
but...

--
Carson

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