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SubjectRe: 2.5.8-pre2: preempt: exits with preempt_count 1
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On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 08:53, Duncan Sands wrote:

> 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?

It is not a big deal. The issue is that in the system shutdown code,
something does not release a lock but just figures "the system is going
down, what is the point?" It is probably the BKL ...

For the sake of code readability and having nothing quit with a nonzero
preempt_count, we should explicitly drop the lock, but it is not hurting
anything (now, if you get this message elsewhere, there may be a
problem).

I am trying to find what is the cause but I have not tracked it down yet
...

Robert Love

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