Philippe Gerum wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 15:18 +0200, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>> Hi Gilles,
>>>> I'm currently facing a nasty effect with switchtest over latest git head
>>>> (only tested this so far): running it inside my test VM (ie. with
>>>> frequent excessive latencies) I get a stalled Linux timer IRQ quite
>>>> quickly. System is otherwise still responsive, Xenomai timers are still
>>>> being delivered, other Linux IRQs too. switchtest complained about
>>>>     "Warning: Linux is compiled to use FPU in kernel-space."
>>>> when it was started. Kernels are and
>>>> (LTTng patched in, but unused), both show the
>>>> same effect.
>>>> Seen this before?
>>> The warning about Linux being compiled to use FPU in kernel-space means
>>> that you enabled soft RAID or compiled for K7, Geode, or any other
>> RAID is on (ordinary server config).
>>> configuration using 3DNow for such simple operations as memcpy. It is
>>> harmless, it simply means that switchtest can not use fpu in kernel-space.
>>> The bug you have is probably the same as the one described here, which I
>>> am able to reproduce on my atom:
>>> Unfortunately, I for one am working on ARM issues and am not available
>>> to debug x86 issues. I think Philippe is busy too...
>> OK, looks like I got the same flu here.
>> Philippe, did you find out any more details in the meantime? Then I'm
>> afraid I have to pick this up.
> No, I did not resume this task yet. Working from the powerpc side of the
> universe here.

Hoho, don't think this rain here over x86 would have never made it down
to ARM or PPC land! ;)

Martin, could you check if this helps you, too?


(as usual, ready to be pulled from 'for-upstream')


Host IRQs may not only be triggered from non-root domains. But
rthal_propagate_irq's implemenation in I-pipe assumes so, which broke
host tick propagation under certain load scenarios. Besides that,
rthal_schedule_irq_root is the more efficient service for this purpose

Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <>

 include/asm-generic/hal.h |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/asm-generic/hal.h b/include/asm-generic/hal.h
index b37e476..8137856 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/hal.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/hal.h
@@ -437,7 +437,7 @@ int rthal_irq_host_release(unsigned irq,
 static inline void rthal_irq_host_pend(unsigned irq)
-       rthal_propagate_irq(irq);
+       rthal_schedule_irq_root(irq);
 int rthal_apc_alloc(const char *name,

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