Re: How to lock current->signal->tty

From: Luck, Tony
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 12:22:24 EST

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 11:44:10AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> The users won't see them anyway, they are hidden behind the GUI.

I think that the majority of IA-64 users are connected to the target
machine via ssh login, rather than a directly connected VGA screen.
So they should see the message on their pty.

> > These messages are normally caused by userland code, so kprobes
> > probably wont do much good :)
> Jes, read up on kprobes a little if you think its of no use in these
> kind of situations. A systemtap script to count/measure alignment fault
> rates and see who is causing the load isn't very hard to write.

But this does make sense ... the system administrator of a mainframe or
super-computer can (and arguably should) be monitoring resource
utilization and providing feedback to users on how to get the best
performance from their applications.

-Tony (currently at 90% rip out this message, 10% add the mutex lock/unlock).
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