Re: Boot failure in 2.5.31 BK with new TLS patch

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 13:42:39 EST

On Sat, 17 Aug 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> The gdt descriptor alignment really shouldn't matter, but that bogus GDT
> _size_ thing in the descriptor might do it.
> Right now it's set to be 0x8000, which is not a legal GDT size (it
> should be of the form n*8-1), and is nonsensical anyway (the comment
> says 2048 entries, but the fact is, we don't _have_ 2048 entries in
> there).

hm, in BK-curr it's set to:

        .word GDT_ENTRIES*8-1
        .long SYMBOL_NAME(cpu_gdt_table)

this should be the correct value, right? Where do we have a 0x8000 size

and the per-CPU GDT gets set up before being loaded.


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