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SubjectRe: CONFIG_PREEMPT causes corruption of application's FPU stack
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 06:31:08PM +0200, J?rgen Mell wrote:
>
> I tracked this down to a single kernel configuration option. If
> CONFIG_PREEMPT is set to 'y' the application will start crashing. If
> CONFIG_PREEMPT is replaced by CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY, the application
> will run without errors.
>
> The problem is reproducible in so far as the error always occurs when
> CONFIG_PREEMPT is set, but the time to the first occurrence varies greatly
> from some minutes up to more than 10 CPU hours.
>
> I found this error first on an openSUSE kernel 2.6.22.17-0.1-rt. I verified
> the problem on the following kernel versions:
>
> openSUSE 2.6.22.17-0.1-default
> openSUSE 2.6.23.17-ccj64-rt
> kernel.org 2.6.26-rc1
> kernel.org 2.6.26-rc2-git5

So you see this error in both the SuSE RT kernel, *and* mainline
kernel.org?

If you see it in the kernel.org kernel, can you please do a git-bisect
to see which commit caused the problem?

Thanks,

-- Steve

>
> My CPU is an Intel Core2Duo 6420, running two of the Einstein applications
> in 32-bit mode. From a discussion on the Einstein message boards I know
> that other user of the application are also affected.
>


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