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SubjectRe: [PATCH] watchdog: make sure the watchdog thread gets CPU on loaded system
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:45:22AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> If the system is loaded while hotplugging a CPU we might end up with a bogus
> hardlockup detection. This has been seen during LTP pounder test executed
> in parallel with hotplug test.
>
> The main problem is that enable_watchdog (called when CPU is brought up)
> registers perf event which periodically checks per-cpu counter
> (hrtimer_interrupts), updated from a hrtimer callback, but the hrtimer is fired
> from the kernel thread.

Seems reasonable to me. I'll apply it.

Thanks,
Don


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