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From: "John David Anglin" <>
To: (Meelis Roos)
Subject: Re: 2.6.38-rc3 regression on parisc: segfaults
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:24:20 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Meelis Roos" at Feb 2, 2011 00:00:13 am

> I have been testing devel kernels on SMP L1000 successfully until 
> 2.6.38-rc2-00324-g70d1f36 included. The testing means booting the new 
> kernel and running aptitude to update to current debian unstable.
> Now I tried 2.6.38-rc3 and got a crash from aptitude on 2 out of 2 
> tries. Maybe aptitude was broken inbetween but it looks like a kernel 
> bug. Retried 2.6.38-rc2-00324-g70d1f36 and that seemed to work fine so 
> it's more likely a kernel problem.

If aptitude fails consistently, it should be possible to debug or
isolate to a particular kernel change.  Usually, SMP segvs don't
provide much information as to the cause of the problem.  strace
output and a gdb backtrace would be useful.

I have seen improved SMP stability building with GCC 4.5.3 (try a
recent snap).  This fixes an asm/branch problem.  It seems like James'
flush patch hasn't been pulled.

J. David Anglin                        
National Research Council of Canada              (613) 990-0752 (FAX: 952-6602)

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-02-03  2:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-01 22:00 Meelis Roos
2011-02-01 22:12 ` James Bottomley
2011-02-03 22:36   ` Meelis Roos
2011-02-01 22:16 ` Carlos O'Donell
2011-02-03  2:24 ` John David Anglin [this message]
2011-02-03  7:03   ` Meelis Roos
2011-02-04 10:11   ` Meelis Roos
2011-02-04 15:07     ` John David Anglin
2011-02-04 15:20       ` Carlos O'Donell
2011-02-04 16:17         ` John David Anglin

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