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SubjectRe: 2.4.7p6 hang
This patch fixes the hang for me.

Thank you,
David

Josh Logan wrote:

>I'm having a hang right after the floppy is initialised with pre5 and pre6
>(2.4.3 works fine) I tried this patch, but it did not make any
>improvments. The machine still has SysRq commands available. Please let
>me know what other information you would like to debug this problem.
>
>BTW, I also tried to disable the floppy in the BIOS and got:
>...
>Floppy OK
>task queue still active
><HANG>
>
> Later, JOSH
>
>
>On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>
>>On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 04:22:04PM +0200, Trond Myklebust wrote:
>>
>>>>>>>>" " == Andrew Morton <andrewm@uow.edu.au> writes:
>>>>>>>>
>>> > Trond Myklebust wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> ... I have the same problem on my setup. To me, it looks like
>>> >> the loop in spawn_ksoftirqd() is suffering from some sort of
>>> >> atomicity problem.
>>>
>>> > Does a `set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);' in spawn_ksoftirqd()
>>> > fix it? If so we have a rogue initcall...
>>>
>>>Nope. The same thing happens as before.
>>>
>>>A couple of debugging statements show that ksoftirqd_CPU0 gets created
>>>fine, and that ksoftirqd_task(0) is indeed getting set correctly
>>>before we loop in spawn_ksoftirqd().
>>>After this the second call to kernel_thread() succeeds, but
>>>ksoftirqd() itself never gets called before the hang occurs.
>>>
>>ksoftirqd is quite scheduler intensive, and while its startup is
>>correct (no need of any change there), it tends to trigger scheduler
>>bugs (one of those bugs was just fixed in pre5). The reason I never seen
>>the deadlock I also fixed this other scheduler bug in my tree:
>>
>> ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.7pre5aa1/00_sched-yield-1
>>
>>this one I forgot to sumbit but here it is now for easy merging:
>>
>>--- 2.4.4aa3/kernel/sched.c.~1~ Sun Apr 29 17:37:05 2001
>>+++ 2.4.4aa3/kernel/sched.c Tue May 1 16:39:42 2001
>>@@ -674,8 +674,10 @@
>> #endif
>> spin_unlock_irq(&runqueue_lock);
>>
>>- if (prev == next)
>>+ if (prev == next) {
>>+ current->policy &= ~SCHED_YIELD;
>> goto same_process;
>>+ }
>>
>> #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
>> /*
>>


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