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SubjectRe: Trouble with update Preemptive patch for 2.4.9-ac9
On Fri, 2001-09-07 at 00:52, Jordan Breeding wrote:
> I have compiled an SMP kernel using 2.4.9-ac9 and the updates preemptive
> patch. I had used the preemptive patch before on a UP machine and
> noticed a significant improvement so I decided to try it on SMP. It
> worked very well for the first section of boot up, everything was MUCH
> more responsive (ie. start up scripts, etc.), then when it got to the
> startup script for CUPS everything barfed. I am including the raw oops,
> the ksymoops output, and the .config file. Hope this helps solve any
> SMP issues for preemption. It would be nice to be able to use it...I
> remember it helped make the UP kernel and system I used to use seem much
> more responsive to common tasks. Thanks to anyone who can help fix
> this.

I will take a look at this, but note that currently the patch is
experimental with SMP enabled.

I am glad you found an improvement on UP. Hopefully we can get it
working on SMP, too. I have never personally used it on SMP, but I had
heard it worked.

Robert M. Love
rml at
rml at

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