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SubjectRe: 2.6.17-rc5-mm2
On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:38:36 +0100 (IST)
> Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> wrote:
>
>> This reliably goes kablam on an x86_64 machine with a tg3 network card
>> which was also happening for 2.6.17-rc5-mm1. A patch bisect found that
>> reversing git-net.patch and git-net-git-klibc-fixup.patch on top of
>> the -mm3 got rid of the problem. Don't ask me why.
>>
>> The console log I have of the most common oops is below and the .config
>> used is attached. The oops happens reliably but at varying times and not
>> always the same oops either. Usually sshing into the machine and compiling
>> the kernel is enough. On at least one occasion, sshing to the machine
>> triggered it.
>
> Yeah, sorry. I _knew_ LLC was buggy but I forgot to mention it in the
> release notes and wasted heaps of lots of people's time. Feel free to
> bill me :(

Nah, it gave me something handy to do on a Friday :)

> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.17-rc5/2.6.17-rc5-mm2/hot-fixes/git-net-llc-fix.patch
>
> should fix.
>

Confirmed. The machine passed some fairly basic tests it was failing on
before.

--
Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab
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