Re: i386 pda patches

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 14:56:27 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
I am unable to correlate what's in Andi's tree with the PDA-related emails
on this list. Why is this?

Anyway, the PDA patches are causing my little old dual-pIII to reboot about
one second into the boot process.

Bisection says:

x86_64-mm-i386-pda-basics.patch OK
x86_64-mm-i386-pda-init-pda.patch oops
x86_64-mm-i386-pda-use-gs.patch reboot
x86_64-mm-i386-pda-user-abi.patch BAD

So x86_64-mm-i386-pda-init-pda.patch causes the below oops and
x86_64-mm-i386-pda-use-gs.patch causes the instareboot.

Hm, I can't repro this. I just rolled a new set of i386-pda patches against 2.6.18-mm1, and tried your .config, but it boots fine for me. I may have fixed a problem in the process of generating new patches, but nothing stands out. The oops you're getting is pretty bad; it doesn't seem like it should be .config-dependent or in any way intermittent (ie, everyone should be seeing this if anyone does).

Anyway, could you try again with the new i386-pda patches? I'll post them shortly.

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