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SubjectRe: Real-Time Preemption, -RT-2.6.12-final-V0.7.50-24
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Chuck Harding wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> * Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
>>> * Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
>>>> Although turning off apm works, this is a fix to the symptom and not a
>>>> cure. Has someone already taken a look at this code? Since
>>>> apm_bios_call_simple calls local_save_flags and afterwards
>>>> raw_lock_irq_restore is then called. Shouldn't that have been
>>>> raw_local_save_flags?
>>> ah, indeed. I fixed this bug and have uploaded the -50-26 patch.
>>> Chuck, does this fix the APM problems for you?
>> i've also uploaded -50-27 in which i've improved the irq-flags debugging
>> code. They are activated if CONFIG_DEBUG_PREEMPT is enabled, and can
>> come in two variants of kernel messages:
>> BUG: bad raw irq-flag value 80000000, test/3810!
>> BUG: bad soft irq-flag value 00000202, test/3810!
>> so we should now be able to detect mismatches of irq flags right where
>> they occur.
>> Ingo
> Ack!! I didn't have that enabled so I am rebuilding again. One thing I've
> noticed is that sox seems to be hanging when it is trying to play a .wav
> file (for system beeps) and there aren't any error messages about what
> might be going on.

More info - sox is locked up so tight that no kill can stop it. I'm not
seeing any of the BUG messages either even though I enabled

Charles D. (Chuck) Harding <> Voice: 925-423-8879
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