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SubjectRe: Soft-Lockup/Race in networking in 2.6.31-rc1+195 ( possibly?caused by netem)
On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 10:44:47PM +0100, Joao Correia wrote:
> Hello again
Hello!

...
> So again, the only thing that stops that freeze is `echo 0 >>
> /proc/sys/kernel/timer_migration`. Apologies for pointing you in the
> wrong direction.

No problem: the direction is almost right, we only need one U-turn ;-)
In case you're not bored or too bored, one little patch to check the
other side (after reverting the previous patch).

Thanks,
Jarek P.
---
kernel/hrtimer.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/kernel/hrtimer.c b/kernel/hrtimer.c
index 9002958..23387e4 100644
--- a/kernel/hrtimer.c
+++ b/kernel/hrtimer.c
@@ -203,7 +203,7 @@ switch_hrtimer_base(struct hrtimer *timer, struct hrtimer_clock_base *base,
int cpu, preferred_cpu = -1;

cpu = smp_processor_id();
-#if defined(CONFIG_NO_HZ) && defined(CONFIG_SMP)
+#if 0
if (!pinned && get_sysctl_timer_migration() && idle_cpu(cpu)) {
preferred_cpu = get_nohz_load_balancer();
if (preferred_cpu >= 0)

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