Re: start_kernel(): bug: interrupts were enabled early

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Thu Apr 01 2010 - 12:02:10 EST

On Thu, 1 Apr 2010, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 16:42 -0500, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> >
> > Do not run the checks while we are in a single threaded context?
> >
> > I thought we had some dynamic code patching thingamy that could change
> > those when we go to smp mode?
> The problem isn't about checks. Those -will- enable IRQs before it's
> safe to do so, the checks are perfectly right to point it out, it -is- a
> bug waiting to happen on some random HW.

Taking sems in single threaded mode is pretty pointless. Those functions
could just return success until the scheduler is actually able to do
something with threads.

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