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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.

    --
    Pete Clements
    clem@clem.clem-digital.net
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