Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0?
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 03:30:14
Message-Id: 4643E32D.7080508@cesmail.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0? by Paul de Vrieze
Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote: >> I can't tell yet whether it's hardware or software, but I'm guessing >> the kernel at this point rather than hardware -- I have some >> /var/log/messages traces that don't look like hardware. Once I get a >> stable OS, I'll load Gentoo from it and do the real debugging. The >> 2.4.20 kernel in Gentoo stable has to be better that the 2.4.18s the >> other distros seem to be carrying. > > What I find to be a cause of a lot of stability issues. Probably even > more so on multiprocessor/core systems is preemption. Voluntary > preemption is OK, but other preemption still seems to be a bit flaky > at places. > > Paul >
Yeah ... I'm attempting to do a kernel build with preemption turned off. At those processor speeds, I doubt if it's necessary. :) -- gentoo-releng@g.o mailing list