Bug#538332: linux-2.6: [x86] Null pointer dereference in hrtick_start_fair.
Version: Debian 5.0r2
There was a regression on mainline kernel due to my patches for tsc
It seems lenny has picked-up those unification patches but didn't pick
the fix for that regression.
I checked sources for Debian5 5.0r2 and its missing the fix.
The commit details for the fix are
Author: Ingo Molnar <email@example.com>
Date: Fri Jul 11 15:09:15 2008 +0200
x86: fix tsc unification buglet with ftrace and stackprotector
Please include it in the next security update.
We have seen null pointer de-reference in hrtick_start_fair during
bootup, similar to one mentioned in the commit details.