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SubjectRe: [stable] [patch 09/12] Fix SMP poweroff hangs

On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> Fair enough. OTOH for the affected PPC users it's a regression and that's
> what I'm concerned of.

Hmm.. I just got the appended (Kevin, better not just send me email, other
people can be interested too):

From: Kevin <>:
Subject: Segmentation Fault
> I just installed Linux Kernel 2.6.23 and am getting a Segmentation Fault
> upon exit (init 0).
> Code: Bad EIP Value
> EIP: [<00007825>] 0x7825 SS:ESP 0068:e7305de8
> /etc/rc.d/rc.0: Line 261: 2796 Segmentation Fault /sbin/poweroff
> I'm running Slackware 12.0

and while there's not a lot of information there, it might still mean that
there may be some issues on x86 too at the shutdown path.

Kevin: can you get the rest of the message? The kernel should have printed
out much more than just those two lines (there should have been a stack
trace and register state (often most easily captured simply with a digital

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