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SubjectHoo-fscking-ray - (was Re: 2.6.25-rc3-mm1 - BUG at system shutdown time
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 21:12:11 BST, Ingo Molnar said:
>
> * Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:58:13 BST, Ingo Molnar said:
> >
> > > no, we frequently regenerate the x86.git tree so the dates have little
> > > relevance. If for any particular pull, x86/base is good and x86/latest
> > > is bad, then the bug is somewhere in those 200-300 patches inbetween.
> > > They are lined up linearly so should be perfectly bisectable.
> >
> > OK, off to go try the last few bisects then...
>
> well ... your git bisection log does look suspiciously 'good', so
> something is wrong thee i think :-(
>
> the chance to get 8 'good' bisection points in a row is 1:256. OTOH, the
> freshest x86 patches are always at the 'end' of the queue - which are
> also the ones most likely to break anything.

On the other hand, this was broken in 25-rc3-mm1, so it's not a "fresh"
patch...

> Are you sure the x86/base point is indeed 'good'? You can check it via:
>
> git-checkout -b tmp x86/base
>
> and build+boot it.

Did that, and it's good (as in 'shutdown -h now' powers off rather than BUG and
hanging).

"You're at Witt's End" -- Adventure, c. 1978

OK.. so far I've got:

25-rc3-mm1 is bad
25-rc5-mm1 is bad, and bisected down to git-x86.patch
x86/base as pulled last week is good
bisected to within the last 9 entries of x86/latest is good.

So I can't seem to replicate it using the git-x86 tree, but bisecting -mm
implicates it. How very strange.

I even went and pulled Andrew's mmotm pile as of this afternoon, and got that
to built after having to heave only a dozen patches over the side and one or
two hand-fixes of patches - and *that* one is good too.

So I'm thinking that it was some "bump in the night" that was broken in the
x86 tree when Andrew pulled it for 25-rc5-mm1, but was fixed by the time I
pulled it a few days later to start git-bisecting it.

Given that -mmotm isn't showing the problem, I'm having a hard time coming
up with enthusiasm to keep chasing it. If I see it happen again in a -mm
or Linus kernel, I'll restart the chase then....


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