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    SubjectRe: 2.6.24.2: 4KSTACKS + pcdrw + dm + mount -> stack overflow: ide-cd related? dm-related?
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    On 24 Feb 2008, Peter Osterlund told this:

    > Nix <nix@esperi.org.uk> writes:
    >> But while I'd normally blame pktcdvd there's only one pktcdvd function
    >> in these tracebacks (pkt_open) and it's not got a significant stack
    >> footprint.
    >
    > Did you verify that with "make checkstack" or just by looking at the
    > source code? On my system, pkt_open() consumes 584 bytes because the
    > compiler decides to inline lots of functions that would not normally
    > be part of long call chains. The following patch fixes that problem on
    > my system.

    I just looked at the source; I forgot `make checkstack' existed.

    On this system:

    0xc0263e0f pkt_open [vmlinux]: 556

    which is nearly as bad.

    (As an aside, I'm surprised I didn't oops when packet-writing as well:

    0xc021270d udf_process_sequence [vmlinux]: 692
    0xc020f43d udf_add_entry [vmlinux]: 628

    owch. I guess that's called via a shorter call chain...)


    I'll try the patch after this series of backups is done :)

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