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Re: Workaround for percpu, relocation errors with SMP kernels

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 04:55:19PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Well, very much a kludge. :)

Certainly; you'll hear no argument from me. :-)

> The patch already in the BTS for raising the size of the percpu storage is
> much cleaner, but it hasn't been applied to the Debian kernels yet because
> so many of the modules that fail to load because of percpu also fail with
> the percpu fix because of relocation problems that I don't have a handle
> on.  But ISTR that it did fix the ipv6 module in particular, so it might
> be worth trying for you?

Yes, I had tried the percpu patch and it did fix the ipv6 module. The kludge
from my last post also applies it, since it doesn't hurt anything and might
fix other modules whose brokenness hasn't been noticed.

Unfortunately, as you mention, the netfilter modules can't be loaded due to
relocation errors unrelated to the percpu problem. So while I was packing
the 0000 shot, I figured I'd just build ipv6 staticly and be done with it.

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