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SubjectRe: next-20090107: WARNING: at kernel/sched.c:4435 sub_preempt_count
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Hi.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 05:00, Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 03:49:45AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>
>> * Alexey Zaytsev <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > One more instance of http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123134586202636&w=2
>> > Added Ingo Molnar to CC.
>>
>> added Nick on Cc:. Nick, it's about:
>>
>> > commit 7317d7b87edb41a9135e30be1ec3f7ef817c53dd
>> > Author: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
>> > Date: Tue Sep 30 20:50:27 2008 +1000
>> >
>> > sched: improve preempt debugging
>>
>> causing a seemingly spurious warning.
>
> I don't know how it is spurious... Presumably the sequence _would_ have
> caused preempt count to go negative if the bkl were not held...
>
> __do_softirq does a __local_bh_disable on entry, and it seems like the
> _local_bh_enable on exit is what causes this warning. So something is
> unbalanced somehow. Or is it some weird thing we do in early boot that
> I am missing?
>
> Can you put in some printks around these functions in early boot to
> get an idea of what preempt_count is doing?

Sorry for the delay. I was busy and forgot about this issue.
The warning does not show in -rc2 any more. Was it fixed, or
just shadowed by something?


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