Re: [RFC][PATCH] i386 x86-64 Eliminate Local APIC timer interrupt

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 22:09:31 EST

"Pallipadi, Venkatesh" <venkatesh.pallipadi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I did test this patch on variety of systems and didn't see any failures.


> Probably some other change in mm conflicting with this patch?

Could well be.

> Is there way to get the all the patches in mm, so that I can try same
> Kernel and reproduce this failure?

I'm reluctant to do that, because the -mm lineup is usually a hysterical
pile of crap - you wouldn't believe what people send me. I actually do a
lot of testing, despite appearances ;)

> I agree though that this patch is very risky and needs some discussion
> and lot of testing before it goes into base.


We need to get the x86 stuff in -mm reviewed, tested, settled down and
merged up before we can move any further forward, I think.

If x86_64 manages to limp to a login prompt I'll put rc3-mm1 up later this
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