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2.1.131 strikes back!

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Subject: 2.1.131 strikes back!
From: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 22:33:59 +0100 (MET)
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Sender: harry@franz.no.dom
Hi all,

it looks like I found the annoying bug which made 2.1.131 unstable:

[root@192 /proc]# uname -a
Linux 192.168.0.3 2.1.131 #2 Mon Jan 18 18:58:22 MET 1999 mips unknown
[root@192 /proc]# uptime
 10:15pm  up 40 min,  5 users,  load average: 17.58, 18.15, 17.53

This is on my DECstation 5000/260 running two "make -j 10 netboot" in
parallel on two kernel source trees. I booted in single user mode, started
inetd manually and opened four telnet sessions :-).

The bug was simple but not necessary obvious: duplicate labels in
r2300_misc.S and r4k_misc.S which, although not declared as such, were
global.

Quick'n'dirty fix: rename those labels.

Please apply the attached patch to r2300_misc.S and experience the
wonderful world of linux-2.1.131 :-).

[As a side note for the not so experienced reader:
   cd .../linux/arch/mips/kernel
   patch r2300_misc.S <patch-r2300_misc]

Keep the rubber side down.
---
Regards,
Harald

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