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SubjectRe: Realtime Preemption, 2.6.12, Beginners Guide?
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On Wednesday 06 Jul 2005 12:57, Alistair John Strachan wrote:
[snip]
> Which debugging options are most useful for testing purposes? Is what I've
> selected enough? Also, I got a few unexpected messages in dmesg on bootup.

I decided to just enable everything, as I got a lockup within 5 minutes of
using the patch. The new options have made the BUG warning a bit more
verbose, and I thought I'd share the information in case it's useful.

[snip]
> Finally, I got this:
>
> BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
> [<c013d7e9>] softlockup_tick+0x89/0xb0 (8)
> [<c0108590>] timer_interrupt+0x50/0xf0 (20)
> [<c013da91>] handle_IRQ_event+0x81/0x100 (16)
> [<c013dbfc>] __do_IRQ+0xec/0x190 (48)
> [<c0105a28>] do_IRQ+0x48/0x70 (40)
> =======================
> [<c024df3b>] acpi_processor_idle+0x0/0x258 (8)
> [<c0103d03>] common_interrupt+0x1f/0x24 (12)
> [<c024df3b>] acpi_processor_idle+0x0/0x258 (4)
> [<c024e05e>] acpi_processor_idle+0x123/0x258 (40)
> [<c024df3b>] acpi_processor_idle+0x0/0x258 (32)
> [<c0101116>] cpu_idle+0x56/0x80 (16)
> [<c03a486c>] start_kernel+0x17c/0x1c0 (12)
> [<c03a43b0>] unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x1f0 (20)
>

BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
[<c010421f>] dump_stack+0x1f/0x30 (20)
[<c0144a3a>] softlockup_tick+0x8a/0xb0 (24)
[<c0108607>] timer_interrupt+0x57/0x100 (20)
[<c0144ce5>] handle_IRQ_event+0x85/0x110 (52)
[<c0144e4a>] __do_IRQ+0xda/0x170 (44)
[<c0105b15>] do_IRQ+0x65/0xa0 (933642172)
=======================
[<c0103ceb>] common_interrupt+0x1f/0x24 (-942757148)
------------------------------
| showing all locks held by: | (sed/2285 [f7e3c880, 123]):
------------------------------

Then it continues to boot. I'm getting periodic lockups under high network
load, however, though I suspect that might be the ipw2200 driver I compiled
against the realtime-preempt kernel. Are there any known issues with external
modules versus PREEMPT-RT?

Any way to debug these problems?

--
Cheers,
Alistair.

personal: alistair()devzero!co!uk
university: s0348365()sms!ed!ac!uk
student: CS/CSim Undergraduate
contact: 1F2 55 South Clerk Street,
Edinburgh. EH8 9PP.
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