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SubjectRe: 2.6.12-rc2-mm3
The two functions:

called from panic() wants preempt to be disabled which it may not be if
coming from a direct panic assertion (and not via the do_exit

Signed-off-by: Alexander Nyberg <>
Index: mm/kernel/panic.c
--- mm.orig/kernel/panic.c 2005-04-26 11:15:29.000000000 +0200
+++ mm/kernel/panic.c 2005-04-26 23:18:07.000000000 +0200
@@ -64,6 +64,12 @@
unsigned long caller = (unsigned long) __builtin_return_address(0);

+ /* It's possible to come here directly from a panic-assertion and not
+ * have preempt disabled. Some functions called from here want
+ * preempt to be disabled. No point enabling it later though...
+ */
+ preempt_disable();
va_start(args, fmt);
vsnprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), fmt, args);

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