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SubjectRe: 2.5.73 -- Uninitialised timer! (i386)
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Quoting Mikael Pettersson
> Pete Clements writes:
> > Quoting Andrew Morton
> > >
> > > Well it beats me. That timer is clearly initialised OK.
> > >
> > > What compiler version are you using? Can you try
> > > a different one>?
> >
> > Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4/specs
> > gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)
> >
> > Only compiler currently installed. Have four systems (3 single
> > processor, 1 dual) all running Debian--woody with same versions.
> > On the UP systems, will see several of these traces during boot.
> > After that, it is very seldom (0 to 3 in 12 hours). Have seen none
> > on the SMP system. Recompiled one of the UP systems with SMP
> > enabled and no longer saw the trace during boot and post. Have
> > not seen this prior to 2.5.73.
>
> Apply the patch below (which I posted to LKML yesterday btw).
> 2.5.73 incorrectly removed the workaround needed to prevent
> gcc-2.95.x from miscompiling spinlocks on UP (they become
> empty structs, and gcc-2.95.x has problems with those).
>
> /Mikael
>
Patch applied, cleared up the traces.

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Pete Clements
clem@clem.clem-digital.net
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