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    SubjectRe: 3.0-git15 Atomic scheduling in pidmap_init
    On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 02:00:34PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:35:23 -0700
    > "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
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    > > On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 07:17:50PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
    > > > On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 01:06:44AM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
    > > > > On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 07:02:19PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
    > > > > > On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 03:49:16PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
    > > > > > > On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 06:37:35PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
    > > > > > > > On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 08:20:52AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
    > > > > > > > > On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:04:17AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
    > > > > > > > > > > Please see the attached.
    > > > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > > > Fixed it up quickly to apply on top of -rc2 and it seems to solve the
    > > > > > > > > > problem nicely. Thanks for the patch.
    > > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > > Good to hear! I guess I should keep it, then. ;-)
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > Hey Paul, were you going to send this to Linus for -rc3? I haven't seen
    > > > > > > > it come across LKML yet.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > I might... But does it qualify as a regression? That part of the
    > > > > > > code hasn't changed for some time now.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > It's a fix for a problem that is newly surfaced in 3.1. A regression,
    > > > > > likely not since it's been there forever, but new debugging options
    > > > > > uncovered it. I'm pretty sure the -rc stage takes fixes even if they
    > > > > > aren't regressions.
    > > > >
    > > > > Nope, after -rc1 only regressions fixes are taken (most of the time).
    > > >
    > > > Sigh.
    > > >
    > > > Look, either way I'm carrying this patch in Fedora because it fixes
    > > > a bug that is actually being reported by users (and by abrtd as well).
    > > > If you both want to wait until 3.2 to actually submit it to Linus,
    > > > then OK.
    > > >
    > > > Honestly, I'm just glad we actually run with the debug options enabled
    > > > (which seems to be a rare thing) so bugs like this are actually found.
    > > > Thanks for the fix.
    > >
    > > I am sorry, but I didn't make the rules! And I must carry the fix
    > > longer as well, if that makes you feel any better.
    >
    > bah, we're not that anal. The patch fixes a bug and prevents a nasty
    > warning spew. Please, send it to Linus.

    Given your Acked-by and Josh's Tested-by I might consider it. ;-)

    Speaking of which, Josh, does this patch help Nicolas and Michal?

    > We appear to be referring to the patch "rcu: Avoid having just-onlined
    > CPU resched itself when RCU is idle"? If so, the changelog doesn't
    > even mention that the patch fixes a scheduling-while-atomic warning and
    > the changelog fails to refer to the redhat bug report. These omissions
    > should be repaired, please.

    OK... But I cannot bring myself to believe that my fix does more than
    hide some other bug. Which is OK, I will just say that in the changelog.

    Thanx, Paul


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