Realtime preemption patch on PPC

Brent Cook bcook at
Sat Aug 12 00:38:45 EST 2006

On Thursday 10 August 2006 18:04, Ben Weintraub wrote:
> Howdy,
> I'm wondering if anyone has had success getting Ingo Molnar's realtime
> preemption patch (the one here:
> ) working on the ppc
> arch.

I have gotten them to work with MPC7448 boards, but it has hardware floating 
point, so no math-emu problems.

> Anyhow, when I boot on an MPC8555 with my hack, I get an endless stream
> of:
> BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context init(1) at
> arch/powerpc/math-emu/math.c:226
> in_atomic():0 [00000000], irqs_disabled():1
> Call Trace:
> [A0BB3E90] [A000934C] show_stack+0x48/0x194 (unreliable)
> [A0BB3EC0] [A001B7DC] __might_sleep+0xe8/0xf4
> [A0BB3EE0] [A00136C0] do_mathemu+0x30/0x8c8
> [A0BB3F00] [A00036AC] program_check_exception+0x1ac/0x514
> [A0BB3F40] [A0002A08] ret_from_except_full+0x0/0x4c
> Line 226 in arch/powerpc/math-emu/math.c is part of the do_mathemu()
> function, and contains a call to get_user(), which calls
> __might_sleep(), causing this problem.

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