Re: Boot failure in 2.5.31 BK with new TLS patch

From: James Bottomley (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 12:20:44 EST said:
> Hey no, it's cpu_gdt_table that must be aligned. That one does not
> matter, it's only used once for the lgdt instruction...

Actually, the intel manual recommends (but doesn't require) a wierd alignment
for the descriptors. It recommends aligning them at an address which is 2 MOD
4 to avoid possible alignment check faults in user mode. Not that I think we
can ever run into the problem, but we should probably obey the recommendation.
 I'll fix this up as well.


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