Query about: ARM11 MPCore: preemption/task migration cache coherency

bill4carson bill4carson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 00:50:07 EDT 2012

Hi, Geroge

thanks for your updates.

On 2012年06月05日 12:06, George G. Davis wrote:
> Hello,
> On May 9, 2012, at 5:11 AM, bill4carson wrote:
>> Hi, All
>> I'm using ARM11 MPCore on linux-2.6.34, unfortunately I have random
>> panic/segment fault with task migration. I noticed a patch set
>> [ARM11 MPCore: preemption/task migration cache coherency fixups] to fix
>> such issues in here:
>> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2011-October/069851.html
>> It seems there is no follow ups, is there official patch to fix such
>> issues?
> Apologies for the delayed reply.  Yes, I believe those patches are still needed
> for ARM11 MPCore, even when not using PREEMPT.  I vaguely recall at least
> two cases where problems occurred w/o those patches, 1) LTP stress would
> randomly fail, and 2) parallel module loading would invariably oops with a
> random fault, with results similar to what you've reported later in this thread.
> The most reliable test case to reproduce the failure was the parallel module
> loading.  LTP stress test runs took a long time to trigger the errors.
> I'm dusting off the patches and trying to resurrect the test cases to see if I can
> reproduce the errors on latest kernel.org.  I'll followup with results in a day or
> so.  FWIW,   I've got LTP stress running on latest kernel.org now but probably
> should have resurrected the parallel module loading test case instead, as
> LTP stress may take awhile to reproduce the error, if at all.
> --
> Regards,
> George
>> thanks
>> --
>> Love each day!
>> --bill

Love each day!


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