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SubjectRe: 2.3.43-pre[25] do not work with HIGHMEM=64GB
Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Manfred Spraul wrote:
>
> > > Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual addres
> > > s 00000088
> > > *pde = 00104001
>
> > Strange. Ingo reported the same problem. [...]
>
> this one is definitely fixed in pre5. (with directed APIC broadcasts it's
> not possible to hit an uninitialized CPU)
>

I would prefer if we explicitly initialize cpu_tlbstate during cpu_init:
it's cleaner, and it prevents any ordering problems within switch_mm()
[there is a tiny race, around 30 instructions]

Do you have any further crashes due to the tlb changes? I was running
with my debug patches without any special messages.

Oh. Are you using gcc-2.95? I forgot to mark the cpu_tlbstate array as
volatile [arch/i386/kernel/smp.c and include/asm/pgalloc.h], could you
change that?

--
Manfred

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