On Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:17:27 +0530, Ivid Suvarna said:

> I had tried with the module where I put a busy loop inside spinlock
> but was not able to cause any lockups. Maybe this is because of SMP
> which schedule the job to other CPU. "How do I make a task to run on
> single CPU only?"

So you get a kernel thread that's taken a lock and will busy-loop and not free
it.  What sort of lockup do you expect will be detected from this? Would the
results be any different if you didn't take a lock before busy-looping?

For bonus points - what additional things have to happen before a livelock

And before a deadlock happens?

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