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    SubjectRe: [Bug 8040] Hang before INIT when CONFIG HIGHMEM4G=y [Fix CONFIG COMPAT VDSO] <- Bad
    Leroy van Logchem <leroy.vanlogchem <at>> writes:

    > > > None whatsoever. Three people are reporting this and it's a drop-dead
    > > > showstopper for a 2.6.21 release so we just have to wait until someone
    > > > wakes up and thinks about it.
    > The topic should be "when CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G=y" imo.
    > I'll try to do my first bi-sect today.

    Bisecting went well, after 13 compiles this commit was found:

    a1f3bb9ae4497a2ed3eac773fd7798ac33a0371f is first bad commit
    commit a1f3bb9ae4497a2ed3eac773fd7798ac33a0371f
    Author: Roland McGrath <>
    Date: Fri Jan 26 00:56:46 2007 -0800


    I wouldn't mind if CONFIG_COMPAT_VDSO went away entirely. But if it's there,
    it should work properly. Currently it's quite haphazard: both real vma and
    fixmap are mapped, both are put in the two different AT_* slots, sysenter
    returns to the vma address rather than the fixmap address, and core dumps yet
    are another story.

    This patch makes CONFIG_COMPAT_VDSO disable the real vma and use the fixmap
    area consistently. This makes it actually compatible with what the old vdso
    implementation did.

    Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <>
    Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
    Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
    Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
    Cc: Andi Kleen <>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

    :040000 040000 802ab3366a651ecba28c8677fa84a9f7c506392b
    f44adc4dcdab733e5965b68ccd0d643f0a550a80 M arch
    :040000 040000 be1e217152d8b3fcd05f09aa2b3f4f9dcb8208aa
    46cc86427e861350dd3fef9469474c55119f27ce M include

    I had both CONFIG_COMPAT_VDSO=y and CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G=y configured.
    Using a 4GB Supermicro 7044 SMP dual Xeon. Details upon request.


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