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SubjectRe: combinatorial explosion in lockdep
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On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 23:56 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:45:03 -0700 (PDT)
>
> > If we can agree on this as a fix, it should definitely be backported
> > and submitted for -stable :-)
> >
> > ----------------------------------------
> >
> > lockdep: Fix combinatorial explosion in lock subgraph traversal.
>
> So the next problem I run into is that 8192 is not a large
> enough MAX_LOCKDEP_ENTRIES for this larger cpu count boxes.
> 8192 isn't even big enough for my 64 cpu box.
>
> It needs to be scaled by NR_CPUS, or something like that.

Or something like that indeed - if distro kernels are going to be build
using NR_CPUS=4096, then these tables might explode - then again,
lockdep is only enabled on -debug kernels anyway...

So yeah.



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