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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.28-rc1
On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:53:28 +0100
Tony Vroon <tony@vroon.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 21:10 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > It's been two weeks, so it's time to close the merge window. A
> > 2.6.28-rc1 is out there, and it's hopefully all good.
>
> I'm afraid it fails to boot here entirely.
> Gets as far as:
> hpet0: at MMIO 0xfed00000, IRQs 2, 8, 31
> hpet0: 3 32-bit timers, 25000000 Hz
>
> And it sits there, instead of showing me it switched into
> high-resolution mode as expected:
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 4
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 2
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 3
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 1
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 5
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 7
> Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 6
>
> I'll go and bisect now if it doesn't ring any bells. It's a dual
> quad-core Opteron 2354 on a Tyan n6650W (S2915-E), BIOS 2.07
> I've attached .config; personally I'm suspecting commit
> 1f6d6e8ebe73ba9d9d4c693f7f6f50f661dbd6e4 as I booted a tree from
> Wednesday without issue.
>
> No accusation as I can't back that up yet. Any patches that you want
> me to try and revert first?

I suspect these are totally innocent; the reason I think this is that
select/poll only get used once you hit userspace... and you're hanging
way before that.


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