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SubjectRe: Preempt? (was Re: Cannot enable DMA on SATA drive (SCSI-libsata, VIA SATA))
Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
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> Preempt will always be something I ask people to turn off when reporting
> driver bugs; it just adds too much complicated mess for zero gain.

What driver bugs are apparent with preemption which are not already SMP bugs?

Only thing I can think of is unguarded use of per-cpu data, and we have
runtime debug checks for that now.

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