On 11/30/2016 05:41 PM, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Nov 2016, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Prarit Bhargava <pra...@redhat.com> wrote:
>>> It comes back.  The steps to reproduce this are:
>>> 1.  checkout latest linux.git
>>> 2.  make -j112
>>> (IOW, it occurs 100% of the time for me on a clean tree.)
> I don't have access to such hardware where -j112 could ever make sense.  :-)

:)  I could push the builds onto the -j256 but I'm doing other stuff over 
there. :)

> In other words, I can't reproduce regardless of the -j value I try.
>> I suspect it's not new, it's just that you are able to hit the timing
>> just right (and the new include presumable makes that just be much
>> easier).
> Here's the best fix I can think of. I can't convince myself any other 
> location would be 100% safe.  Obviously I can't confirm if this actually 
> fixes anything.
> ----- >8
> Subject: kbuild: make sure autoksyms.h exists early

I'm building with this patch on top of latest now.  I will put it in a tight
loop and clear the drop_caches between builds to see if I can make it fail.

Thanks Nicolas -- your help is very much appreciated.


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