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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] lockdep: move early boot local IRQ enable/disable status to init/main.c
On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 12:23:51PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 12:11 +0100, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Hello, guys.
> >
> > These two patches remove both warnings. The first warning was
> > completely spurious. The second lockdep one was triggered by
> > on_each_cpu() enabling local IRQ too early.
> >
> > I don't think percpu allocator itself malfunctioned. There was no
> > allocation failure. It whines when percpu allocation fails but didn't
> > in the log. Other than calling vfree() early triggering the above
> > condition, it worked okay.
> >
> > So, it's either the early enabling of local IRQ by on_each_cpu()
> > breaking something in the IRQ subsystem or something different. Ingo,
> > can you please see whether these two patches cure the panic too?
> Why not use something like: system_state != SYSTEM_RUNNING ?

Cuz, it's finer grained than that. We can add a SYSTEM_* flag but I
wasn't sure whether that would be just creating more noise. If we try
to consolidate these things, we probably should consider
oops_in_progress too. It probably is a good idea but let's first fix
the problem at hand.



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