> This has had a hard time historically. I'm really glad NUMA-Q's are now
> immune (in the sense of correctness) to this config; previously it was
> believed that preemption points in printk(linux_banner) would take out
> the machine early in boot if preemption was enabled.
Which kernel version was that from? I only recall you mentioning it.
> Congratulations rml!
> If you're booting without issues on these things, you are a _very_ long
> way toward being race-free. This is incredibly good news, both for the
> preemption support, and for the general stability of the i386 bootstrap.
> All that's really left is driver and non-i386 arch coverage if I'm right.
I'm going to spend a bit of time generally trying to break things, we'll
see what comes out of it.
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