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SubjectRe: Stress testing 2.4.14-pre6

On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> In article <>,
> Bob Matthews <> wrote:
> >Hi Linus,
> >
> >We've been doing some stress-testing on 2.4.14-pre6 and have encountered
> >a couple of problems. The platform is an 8xPIII with 8G RAM and 32G
> >swap. After running Cerberus for about 3 hours, the machine hung
> >completely. I was not able to switch VC's.
> There is some race somewhere - I've found one interrupt race (that
> actually seems to exist in the 2.2.x VM too, but is probably _much_
> harder to trigger where an interrupt at _just_ the right time will
> corrupt the per-process local page list. That looks so unlikely that I
> doubt that is it, but I'm looking for others (the irq one wasn't even a
> SMP race - it's on UP too, surprise surprise).
> Working on it, in other words.

Would you mind to describe this race?


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