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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64 stack trace cleanup
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    On Friday 24 February 2006 12:29, Andres Salomon wrote:

    > That would be nice. Unfortunately, I'm trying to figure out why my dual
    > opteron box likes to push the load up to 15 and then hang while doing
    > i/o to the 3ware 9500S-8 card. Looks like the load/d-state processes
    > are caused by a whole lot (well, MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS) of pdflush
    > processes spinning on base->lock in lock_timer_base(); not sure if
    > that's intentional or not, but it seems rather odd. Whether the hanging
    > is related to the high load remains to be seen.

    Sounds like some timer handler is broken. You have to find out which
    one it is.


    > I don't see why this is a problem. Other architectures have done this
    > for ages, without problems. I suspect most people get their backtraces
    > from either serial console or logs, as copying them down from the screen
    > or taking a picture of the panic is a rather large pain. It seems like
    > you're penalizing everyone for a few select use cases.

    People submitting jpegs of photographed oopses or even badly scribbled
    down oopses is quite common. Serial consoles are only used by a small
    elite.

    -Andi
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