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SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.9-rc1-bk4-R0
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> i've released the -R0 patch:
>
> http://redhat.com/~mingo/voluntary-preempt/voluntary-preempt-2.6.9-rc1-bk4-R0
>
> ontop of:
>
> http://redhat.com/~mingo/voluntary-preempt/diff-bk-040828-2.6.8.1.bz2
>
> i've given up on the netdev_backlog_granularity approach, and as a
> replacement i've modified specific network drivers to return at a safe
> point if softirq preemption is requested. This gives the same end result
> but is more robust. For the time being i've fixed 8193too.c and e100.c.
> (will fix up other drivers too as latencies get reported)
>
> this should fix the crash reported by P.O. Gaillard, and it should solve
> the packet delay/loss issues reported by Mark H Johnson. I cannot see
> any problems on my rtl8193 testbox anymore.
>
> Ingo
>

Last night when rebooting on R0 for the first time, my system locked up.
It appears to have happened the first time trying to send/recv any real
data over the e100 interface when ntp was starting up. Will try to
investigate further a little later.

kr

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