Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the tip tree

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Jan 18 2014 - 14:16:34 EST

On 01/18/2014 07:21 AM, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-01-18 at 13:44 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 10:46:06AM +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
>>> I hope it doesn't look quite like that, next-20140117 is -ENOBOOT on
>>> Q6600 box. See below for an alternative.
>> Urgh, I see, we call the idle arch_cpu_idle() callback with irqs
>> disabled.
>> Could something like this work?
>> local_irq_enable();
>> mwait_idle_with_hints(0,0);
>> The interrupt enable window is slightly larger, but I'm not immediately
>> seeing a problem with that.
> Yup, works just fine. Less is more.
> Nice to see a _progression_ in the pipe too btw.

This means an interrupt window is open and we can take an interrupt
between checking need_resched and the MWAIT, which couldn't happen with

Are we sure that is actually safe?


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