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Subject[PATCH] sched: Fix 32bit race
Ingo, can we get the below patch into sched/urgent and towards Linus
before he cuts a release?

I'm surprised there weren't more 32bit-smp doesn't boot for me
complaints, either Bruno is a very 'lucky' man, or nobody is using 32bit
kernels any more since he was hitting this quite reliably.

Subject: sched: Fix 32bit race
From: Peter Zijlstra <>
Date: Mon Jul 11 16:28:50 CEST 2011

Commit 3fe1698b7fe0 ("sched: Deal with non-atomic min_vruntime reads
on 32bit") forgot to initialize min_vruntime_copy which could lead to
an infinite while loop in task_waking_fair() under some circumstances
(early boot, lucky timing).

Reported-and-tested-by: Bruno Wolff III <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
Index: linux-2.6/kernel/sched.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/sched.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/sched.c
@@ -7750,6 +7750,9 @@ static void init_cfs_rq(struct cfs_rq *c
cfs_rq->min_vruntime = (u64)(-(1LL << 20));
+#ifndef CONFIG_64BIT
+ cfs_rq->min_vruntime_copy = cfs_rq->min_vruntime;

static void init_rt_rq(struct rt_rq *rt_rq, struct rq *rq)

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