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Re: One good and some bad news

Subject: Re: One good and some bad news
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 00:08:25 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from on Mon, Jul 13, 1998 at 02:36:06AM +0200
References: <> <> <> <>
On Mon, Jul 13, 1998 at 02:36:06AM +0200, wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 12, 1998 at 11:53:19PM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> > good to know, as the address was really bogus. Is there a chance to
> > print out the faulting physical address for a bus error ? This would
> > give us some chances to find the real culprit. But it still hasn't happen
> > again.
> Basically what to do would be to modify the kernel such that it will work
> with caches disabled.  Then you get (almost) precise exceptions again.
> Alternative and with less impact on the performance you could try to
> writeback the caches in strategic positions for debugging.  That makes a
> kind of a barrier for DBE exceptions.

ugly. I hope, that I won't need it.

> You patch looks good, could you commit it?  Thanks.

I do, when I've merged my stuff with the latest CVS commits. 


See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
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