Re: NMI watchdog stability

From: John Levon (
Date: Thu Sep 19 2002 - 07:07:40 EST

On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 04:55:13PM -0700, Jonathan Lundell wrote:

> >It was causing SMP boxes to crash mysteriously after
> >several hours or days. Quite a lot of them. Nobody
> >was able to explain why, so it was turned off.
> This was in the context of 2.4.2-ac21. More of the thread,with no
> conclusive result, can be found at
> Was there any resolution? Was the problem real, did it get fixed, and

Some machines corrupt %ecx on the way back from an NMI. Perhaps that was
the factor all the people with problems saw.


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