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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Important per-cpu fix.

In article <> Rusty Russell wrote:
> Frankly, I'm amazed the kernel worked for long without this.

> Every linker script thinks the section is called .data.percpu.
> Without this patch, every CPU ends up sharing the same "per-cpu"
> variable.

> This might explain the wierd per-cpu problem reports from Andrew and
> Dave, and also that nagging feeling that I'm an idiot...

Not only does this fix the tasklet BUG with 2.5.32 but it also fixes a serial
console hang with my 2.5.32 version of Ingo/Davem/Alexey's scalable timers
code that I have been debugging for the last two days. I use
a per-cpu tasklet to run the timers, so it was probably killing me

Dipankar Sarma <>
Linux Technology Center, IBM Software Lab, Bangalore, India.
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