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From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
Subject: Re: AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0?
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 20:29:49 -0700
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. :)
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Re: AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0?
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