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SubjectRe: [patch] 2.4.13-pre3 arm/i386/mips/mips64/s390/s390x/sh die() deadlock

On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Keith Owens wrote:
> Any die() routine that uses die_lock to avoid multiple cpu reentrancy
> will deadlock on recursive die() errors.

Well, I have to say that I personally have always considered the "die"
lock to not be about multiple CPU re-entrancy, but _exactly_ to stop
infinite oops reports if an oops itself oopses.

I much prefer a dead machine with a partially visible oops over a oops
where the original oops has scrolled away due to recursive faults.

Quite frankly, I consider the ia64 case to be a ia64 bug, nothing more.


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