Re: [PATCH 2.6.13 8/7 respin 1] MCA/INIT: tweaks

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2005-09-11 13:47:13
On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 13:36:41 +1000, 
Keith Owens <> wrote:
>Respin 1 of the tweaks to the previous MCA/INIT patch sets.
>* Remove the requirement that kernel stacks be aligned on KERNEL_STACK_SIZE.
>* Remove the serialization of MCA/INIT handlers returning to SAL.  The
>  problem looked like a race but was really caused by a broken prom
>  doing cacheable accesses to the minstate area.
>* Print the cpu number and monarch status in the INIT handler.
>* Workaround for broken proms that access the minstate area using
>  cacheable addresses.
>* Remove the export of the scheduler hooks until we have modular code
>  that needs them.
>* Remove the final reference to MINSTATE_VIRT.
>* Workaround for broken proms that drive all INIT events as slaves.
>* Workaround for broken proms that drive all INIT events as monarchs.

Tony, that is all the changes that I have planned for the (fast
approaching) 2.6.14-rc1.  The scheduler hooks have already been posted
to linux-kernel for discussion[1], the patch got just one query which
has been answered.

Do you want me to reissue a new complete patch set or are you happy
with appending the tweaks to the existing patch set?  Whatever is
easier for your git tree.


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