Re: Boot hangs after "Freeing initrd memory" with

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 20:06:58 EST

On 01/16/2010 04:28 AM, Ozan ÃaÄlayan wrote:
> Linux 2.6.31 is released on Sep 9th. So people having an Athlon XP processor + a kernel newer than 4 months
> which enables CONFIG_X86_CPU_DEBUG can't even boot into a linux kernel. I was *at least* expecting a comment from the relevant
> people but nope for 2 days.
> It seems to be a serious regression which doesn't get caught. I'm also CC'ing Rafael, maybe he can inject this
> in one of his regression threads.

Anything which involves enabling CONFIG_X86_CPU_DEBUG can hardly be
considered serious. It's a broken piece of work that should never have
gotten into the kernel in the first place.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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