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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix loop with disabled tasklets
On Mon, Nov 12, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 03:04:52PM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 12:03:05AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> > > From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>
> > > Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 02:11:42 +0100
> > >
> > > I'm just guessing: the scheduler isn't yet functional when
> > > spawn_ksoftirqd is called.
> > >
> > > The scheduler is fully functional, this isn't what is going wrong.
> >
> > check ret_from_fork path, sparc32 scheduler is broken and this is why it
> > deadlocks at boot, it has nothing to do with the softirq code, softirq
> > code is innocent and it only get bitten by the sparc32 bug.
>
> real fix looks like this (no idea what PSR_PIL means so not sure if this
> really works on UP but certainly the sched_yield breakage is fixed now
> and it won't deadlock in the softirq code any longer):

A kernel with Andrea patch boots (after renaming all remaining
ret_from_smpfork to ret_from_fork) on one critical machine from me.
I will test the other this evening.

Thorsten

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