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From: Helge Hafting <helgehaf@aitel.hist.no>
To: Antonio Vargas <wind@cocodriloo.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>, Sean Neakums <sneakums@zork.net>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>, Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: 2.6.0-test1-mm1
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:37:58 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3F155536.8090608@aitel.hist.no> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 20030716101949.GE2684@wind.cocodriloo.com

Antonio Vargas wrote:
[...]
> It always happened to me when I run "make menuconfig" under gnome-terminal on
> redhat 9 with 2.5.73. Is it because of busy-waiting on a variable shared
> amongst multiple processes/threads? If so, it smells of a bug in the application,
> busy-waiting is _BAD_.

Ouch.  Well, it is good that scheduler changes made the bug visible,
so it can be fixed.  Certainly no reason to
work around it in the kernel, the effort is better spent on fixing
the bug.  Distributors can make sure they have fixed their apps
before distributing 2.6.

Helge Hafting


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-16 13:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-16  5:56 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Andrew Morton
2003-07-16  6:16 ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Joshua Kwan
2003-07-16  6:22   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Andrew Morton
2003-07-16  8:07 ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Sean Neakums
2003-07-16  8:55   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Ingo Molnar
2003-07-16 10:19     ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Antonio Vargas
2003-07-16 13:37       ` Helge Hafting [this message]
2003-07-16 14:24         ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Antonio Vargas
2003-07-16  9:15   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Con Kolivas
2003-07-16 10:44 ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Barry K. Nathan
2003-07-16 10:58   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Andrew Morton
2003-07-16 12:24     ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-07-16 14:32       ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Barry K. Nathan
2003-07-16 14:41         ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-07-16 15:02           ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Barry K. Nathan
2003-07-16 15:09             ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-07-16 16:38               ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Andrew Morton
2003-07-16 14:03     ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Barry K. Nathan
2003-07-16 12:53 ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Philippe Gramoullé
2003-07-16 17:21 ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Ramón Rey Vicente󮠒
2003-07-16 19:01   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Zwane Mwaikambo
2003-07-16 23:25     ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Ramón Rey Vicente󮠒
2003-07-16 23:56       ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Zwane Mwaikambo
2003-07-16 22:02 ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Mike Fedyk
2003-07-16 22:08   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-07-16 22:17     ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Mike Fedyk
2003-07-16 22:36   ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-07-16 22:56     ` 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Mike Fedyk
2003-07-17 11:57 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Downing, Thomas
2003-07-20 18:50 2.6.0-test1-mm1 Downing, Thomas

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