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SubjectRe: test12-pre6
Andrew Morton wrote:
> Wakko Warner wrote:
> >
> > > - pre6:
> > > - Andrew Morton: exec_usermodehelper fixes
> >
> > pre4 oopsed all over the place on my alpha with modules and autoloading
> > turned on as soon as it mounted / and freed unused memory. I take it this
> > was seen on i386 as well?
>
> No... The problems showed themselves a little more subtly than that,
> although in the pre5 version there was potential for schedule_task tasks to
> be queued before the kernel thread which handles them was started.
>
> This shouldn't normally be a problem, but it becomes a fatal problem if
> someone tries to schedule a task and then synchronously waits
> for it to complete, as the new exec_usermodehelper does.
>
> This change didn't affect module loading per-se. But the
> kernel does try to run /sbin/hotplug from deep within sys_insert_module
> and sys_delete_module, so they're related.
>
> > Will try pre6.
>
> Please.

test12pre6 boots on my alpha and it works with modules enabled (and
autoloading). Now, if I could only reiserfs worked on alpha!

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