Floating point in the kernel

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri Dec 11 08:35:47 EST 2009

On Thursday 10 December 2009, Sean MacLennan wrote:
> To be honest, I can't find why we are scheduling :( They only way we
> give up the CPU is with locking... and none of the locks where hit
> during the problem. We also never get near our timeslice... the longest
> run I saw when the problem happened was 670us. 
> Is there a way to disable scheduling? We currently do not have preempt
> enabled... but may in the future.

If you do preempt_disable(), it should give you a nice oops with a backtrace
at the point where an actual schedule happens.

The sequence should be something like

/* use FP here */
/* may schedule again */

	Arnd <><

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