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SubjectRe: System hangs during interruptible_sleep_on_timeout() under 2.4.9
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Norbert Roos wrote:

> Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > are you sure timer interrupts are processed while you are waiting for the
> > timeout to expire? I'd suggest to put a:
> >
> > printk("<%d>", irq);
> >
> > into arch/i386/kernel/irq.c:do_IRQ().
> Until the call of interruptible_sleep_on_timeout(), timer interrupts
> were processed. Right after the call no more output is made.

wait_queue_head_t wait_thing;

Interruptible_sleep_on_timeount(&wait_thing, timeout), now requires
that "wait_thing" must have been initialized with:


If you didn't do this before this object was used, all bets are

Also, you cannot sleep during an interrupt or when you are holding
a spin-lock that disables interrupts.

> __asm__ __volatile__("pushfl ; popl %0":"=g" (x): /* no input */)
> (x ist the variable where the IRQ flags are stored)
> I'm not familiar with x86 assembler; is it possible that something can
> go wrong here?

This is correct. The flags are pushed then popped into the
variable provided.

Dick Johnson

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attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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