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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Lukasz Trabinski <lukasz@wsisiz.edu.pl>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Bartlomiej Solarz-Niesluchowski <solarz@wsisiz.edu.pl>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: 2.6.20 BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 09:06:44 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070208080644.GA14579@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070207204745.a2640c43.akpm@linux-foundation.org>


* Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> The softlock detector has a long history of false positives and 
> precious few true positives, in my experience.

hm, not so the latest & lamest in my experience. The commit that made it 
quite robust was 6687a97d4041f996f725902d2990e5de6ef5cbe5, as of March 
2006, and first showed up in 2.6.17. (OTOH, since the merge of lockdep 
the main source of soft lockups in the field has been quite severely 
reduced. Nevertheless it's still good to have it around, occasionally 
there happen other types of soft lockups too, in open-coded loops, etc.)

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-08  8:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-07 23:02 Lukasz Trabinski
2007-02-08  4:47 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-08  8:06   ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2007-02-08  8:15     ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-08  9:16     ` Eric Dumazet
2007-02-08  9:56       ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-08 10:12         ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-08 15:51   ` Lukasz Trabinski

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