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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.17-rc4


Alistair John Strachan wrote:
> On Friday 12 May 2006 00:44, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
>>Ok, I've let the release time between -rc's slide a bit too much again,
>>but -rc4 is out there, and this is the time to hunker down for 2.6.17.
>>
>>If you know of any regressions, please holler now, so that we don't miss
>>them.
>>
>>-rc4 itself is mainly random driver fixes (sound, infiniband, scsi,
>>network drivers), but some splice fixes too and some arch (arm, powerpc,
>>mips) updates. Shortlog follows,
>
>
> Linus,
>
> I've got an oops in the forcedeth driver on shutdown. Sorry for the crappy
> camera phone pictures, this board doesn't have RS232 ports:
>
> http://devzero.co.uk/~alistair/oops-20060512/
>
> It was initially difficult to reproduce, but I found I could do so reliably if
> I ssh'ed into the box and halted it remotely, then it would always oops on
> shutdown. I assume this is because the driver is still active when something
> happens to it during halt.
>
> There's been just a single commit since -rc3:
>
> forcedeth: fix multi irq issues
> ebf34c9b6fcd22338ef764b039b3ac55ed0e297b
>
> However, it could have just been hidden since before -rc3, so I'll try to work
> backwards if nobody has any immediate ideas..
>

The interrupt handler could be called during the same time (on different
cpu) the dev->stop function is clearing out the rings (nv_txrx_reset).

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