Re: Periodic posix timer support broke between 2.6.9-rc1 and 2.6.9-rc1-bk17

From: Christoph Lameter <>
Date: 2004-10-14 02:03:42
On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, George Anzinger wrote:

> Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > I ran some test programs and discovered that the periodic timer support
> > is broken. The timer is triggered once and then never again. Single shot
> > timers work fine. 2.6.9-rc1 is fine. The first kernel that I tested where
> > I noticed the breakage was 2.6.9-rc1-bk17. 2.6.9-rc2 and following all
> > cannot do periodic timer signals.
> >
> > I looked through the changelog but I cannot see anything that would cause
> > the problem. Roland's patch surely could not have done this.
> >
> > Will try to track this down further, time permitting...
> The most likely thing would be failure to do the call back from the signal
> delivery code.

The problem is IA64 arch specific. Works fine on i386.

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Received on Wed Oct 13 12:04:37 2004

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