Bug#561203: threads and fork on machine with VIPT-WB cache
> On Thu, 08 Apr 2010, Helge Deller wrote:
> > I tested your patch today on one of my machines with plain kernel 2.6.33 (32bit, SMP, B2000 I think).
> > Sadly I still did see the minifail bug.
> > Are you sure, that the patch fixed this bug for you?
> Seemed to, but I have a bunch of other changes installed. Possibly,
> the change to cacheflush.h is important. It affects all PA8000.
I also think the change suggested by James
+ if (pte_dirty(old_pte))
is important for SMP. With the patch set that I sent, my rp3440 and
gsyprf11 seem reasonably stable running 220.127.116.11 SMP. I doubt all
problems are solved but things are a lot better than before.
J. David Anglin firstname.lastname@example.org
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