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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] percpu: Optimize percpu accesses
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
>>> This patchset provides the following:
>>>
>>> * Cleanup: Fix early references to cpumask_of_cpu(0)
>>> * Generic: Percpu infrastructure to rebase the per cpu area to zero
>>> * x86_64: Fold pda into per cpu area
>>> * x86_64: Rebase per cpu variables to zero
>> thanks Mike - i've started testing it in -tip. One small merge fallout
>> fix is below. (it's for the new generic-ipi topic that was not in
>> tip/master yet when you merged percpu-zerobased to it)
>
> ok, -tip testing found an early boot crash caused by your patchset, on
> 64-bit x86:
>
> [ 0.396000] calling net_ns_init+0x0/0x143
> [ 0.400000] net_namespace: 944 bytes
> [ 0.403578] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000000
> [ 0.404000] IP: [<ffffffff80e05b0e>] net_ns_init+0x9f/0x143
> [ 0.404000] PGD 0
> [ 0.404000] Oops: 0000 [1] SMP
> [ 0.404000] CPU 0
> [...]
>
> full bootlog and config can be found at:
>
> http://redhat.com/~mingo/misc/crashlog-Tue_Jul__1_16_48_45_CEST_2008.bad
> http://redhat.com/~mingo/misc/config-Tue_Jul__1_16_48_45_CEST_2008.bad
>
> (another 64-bit testbox crashed as well, so this should be readily
> reproducible.)
>
> i've pushed this tree out to tip/tmp.core/percpu-zerobased.Jul__1_16_48
> topic branch, that is the 2.6.26-rc8-tip-00250-g90874b0 kernel you can
> see in the crashlog.
>
> Ingo

Wow, that was quick!

At least this one gets to someplace debuggable. Some others that don't
even get to the first "kernel alive" messages are really annoying. ;-)

Thanks,
Mike


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