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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] MIPS: fix kernel lockup or crash after CPU offline/online
On Thu, 15 Jan 2015, Aaro Koskinen wrote:

> As printk() invocation can cause e.g. a TLB miss, printk() cannot be
> called before the exception handlers have been properly initialized.
> This can happen e.g. when netconsole has been loaded as a kernel module
> and the TLB table has been cleared when a CPU was offline.

Hmm, why can a call to `printk' cause a TLB miss, what's so special about
this function? Does it use kernel mapped addresses for any purpose such
as `vmalloc'?

Maciej


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