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From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
To: Stephane Eranian <eranian@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: bug in kernel 2.6.21-rc1-git1: conventional floppy drive cannot be mounted without hanging up the whole system
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 21:06:35 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070226180635.GA644@tv-sign.ru> (raw)

Stephane Eranian wrote:
>
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:10:22AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > It is in fact possible that the floppy failure might just be from some
> > timing-dependent thing, and the slowdown itself is the problem.
> >
> > Although I do find that a bit unlikely, since machines these days are
> > about a million times faster than they used to be, so even if it's
> > unnecessarily slow, it shouldn't be noticeable for a floppy drive.
> >
> I don't know enough about the floppy driver to comment on this but I would
> agree with you here.

I know nothing about floppy, but I guess the reason is floppy_disable_hlt().

Sorry for the offtopic question, is it really needed? According to grep, floppy
is the only one user of disable_hlt().

Oleg.


             reply	other threads:[~2007-02-26 18:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-26 18:06 Oleg Nesterov [this message]
2007-02-26 18:13 ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 20:55   ` Rene Herman
2007-02-26 21:14     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-28  2:42       ` Bill Davidsen
2007-02-28 13:04         ` Alan
2007-02-28 12:20           ` Rene Herman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-02-25 18:29 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-25 21:04 ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-26  3:55 ` Mike Galbraith
2007-02-24 17:54 Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 18:07 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-24 18:29   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:23   ` Uwe Bugla
2007-02-24 19:49     ` Ray Lee
2007-02-26 10:38 ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:12   ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 15:51     ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 16:28       ` Jiri Slaby
2007-02-26 16:34       ` Benjamin LaHaise
2007-02-26 17:10         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-26 17:45           ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:28       ` Stephane Eranian
2007-02-26 17:37         ` Linus Torvalds

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