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SubjectRe: [patch] Real-Time Preemption, -RT-2.6.13-rc4-V0.7.52-01
On 7/30/05, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> i have released the -V0.7.52-01 Real-Time Preemption patch, which can be
> downloaded from the usual place:
> ...
> reports, patches, suggestions welcome.

I can't get it to run on x86_64. The kernel won't build with
"voluntary preemption" enabled, it's complaining about mce_read_sem
being undeclared. Including linux/semaphore.h in
arch/x86_64/kernel/mce.c does get the compilation past that point, but
later on mtrr and kprobes won't build. I can turn those off, but the
build stops on kernel/printk.c with a "console_sem undeclared" error.

Everything builds fine with "real-time preemption" enabled, though the
linux system as a whole still won't run, as init crashes on startup
(kernel panic).

I saw earlier postings on lkml related to RT and x86_64, but
unfortunately the suggestions made, such as turning off latency
timing, didn't help. I tried this on a dual Xeon HT server with SLES
9.1 64bit installed (config has SMP/SMT set to yes). I used the
2.6.13-rc4 kernel patched with
realtime-preempt-2.6.13-rc4-RT-V0.7.52-10.

Any suggestions or any extra info I've missed would be appreciated.

Andrzej Nowak
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