Re: announce: kgdb 1.5 with reworked buggy smp handling

Keith Owens (
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 11:17:21 +1100

On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 20:33:19 +0530,
"Amit S. Kale" <> wrote:
>Keith Owens wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 16:01:36 +0530,
>> "Amit S. Kale" <> wrote:
>> >kgdb 1.5 at
>> >
>> >smp handling is completely reworked. Previous kgdb had a bug
>> >which caused it to hang when a processor spun with
>> >interrupts disabled and another processor enters kgdb. kgdb
>> >now uses nmi watchdog for holding other processors while
>> >a machine is in kgdb.
>> IA64 disabled spin loops ignore NMI :(.
>Thanks for the info.
>Isn't there any way get into an interrupt disabled spinning
>processor on an ia64 smp machine?

Only via an INIT interrupt. But that is also used to initialise a cpu
at startup, INIT interrupts go through PAL and SAL and have side
effects. I don't use them for kdb, they are too heavy.

For more background, see the thread "Replacements for local_irq_xxx()"

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