Re: 2.6.10-rc3-mm1

From: Hugh Dickins
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 07:21:46 EST

On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> William Lee Irwin III <wli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> The odd userspace programs failing are far more disturbing. They
> >> suggest COW or something of similar gravity is broken on x86-64
> >> by some new patch. The ioremap/pageattr issues are merely some
> >> shutdown-time oops, which is rather minor in comparison, although
> >> reported far more verbosely.
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:55:05PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Oh, I missed that. Did you apply the ioctl fix?
> Seems unlikely to be related, but I'll try it.

Odd userspace programs failing? Andrew slipped Christoph Lameter's
page scalability patches, including the various bugs we pointed out,
into 2.6.10-rc3-mm1. I've not seen such failures with those patches
(on i386 with < 4GB), but that's where I'd be looking for causes.


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