[PATCH v2] kdump: Fix crash_kexec - smp_send_stop race in panic

Don Zickus dzickus at redhat.com
Tue Nov 1 16:04:20 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 01:34:19PM +0100, Michael Holzheu wrote:
> Hello Andrew, hello linux-arch,
> > Well OK.  Maybe some architectures do have this problem - who would
> > notice?  If that is the case, we just made the failure cases much more
> > common.  Could you check, please?
> @linux-arch: 
> This patch introduces a spinlock to prevent parallel execution of the
> panic code. Andrew pointed out that this might be a problem for
> architectures that can't do smp_send_stop() on remote CPUs that have
> interrupts disabled. When irq-disabled CPUs execute panic() in parallel,
> we then would have looping CPUs.

x86 has such problem and I posted a patch recently to fix it



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