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    SubjectRe: 2.5.8-pre2: preempt: exits with preempt_count 1
    Duncan Sands wrote:
    > My system (x86 K6 UP running 2.5.8-pre2 with preemption) on powering down
    > gave:
    > ...
    > Power down.
    > error: halt[411] exited with preempt_count 1
    >
    > This was after about 24 hours of up time. What can I do to help
    > track down this locking problem?

    If you fixed the oopsing 2.5.8-pre1 kernel by putting 'lock_kernel()'
    in exit.c, then you have to remove that line.

    The correct fix was applied later, and if you leave in the call
    to 'lock_kernel()' you get the exact message you're reporting.

    If line 505 of kernel/exit.c is lock_kernel() in your tree then delete
    it, and try again.

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