lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Sep]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: 2.6.9-rc2 and Hyperthreading. (SMT)
Does anyone have any other suggestions on this issue? I know others
who are experincing the same thing.


On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 00:40:57 -0500, hotdog day <hotdogday@gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually, it just hardlocked again. Is there anything else that could
> be done, or am I stuck without SMP?
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 23:21:05 -0500, hotdog day <hotdogday@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Turning off CONFIG_SCHED_SMT has apparently fixed the issue.
> >
> > Three Q's:
> >
> > 1) Am I taking some kind of performance hit by doing this?
> >
> > 2) Is this something we can look forward to seeing fixed?
> >
> > 3) Do you need any info from me to help you?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Troy McFerron
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 12:07:00 +1000, Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > hotdog day wrote:
> > > > I have been testing the 2.6.9-rc1, and 2.6.9-rc2 kernel patches over
> > > > the past couple days and have been having some issues with
> > > > hyperthreading (SMT) turned on.
> > > >
> > > > This problem first exhibited itself when I was testing
> > > > 2.6.9-rc2-mm2-love2. I noticed the following quirks that ONLY show
> > > > themselves with hyperthreading enabled on my 3.0C Pentium 4.
> > > >
> > > > Random HARD LOCKS. No messages from the kernel. Just a good swift hard lock.
> > > >
> > > > Hard locks when mounting two cdrom drives in quick succession.
> > > >
> > > > Turning off hyperthreading solves these issues. Going back to 2.6.8.1
> > > > solves these issues.
> > > >
> > > > I then tried 2.6.9-rc1 with no mm or love patches. I had the exact same issues.
> > > >
> > > > Today I downloaded the prepatch to 2.6.9-rc2 and applied it to clean
> > > > 2.6.8 source. The issues are still there.
> > > >
> > > > I hope someone is paying attention to the way scheduler tweaks and
> > > > changes are affecting SMT enabled kernels. I don't think anyone wants
> > > > to disable features of their hardware in order to run an optimized
> > > > scheduler.
> > >
> > > Try turning off CONFIG_SCHED_SMT and see how you go. Thanks.
> > >
> >
>
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:06    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans