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Re: [PATCH 2.6.11-rc1] add local_irq_enable() to cpu_idle()

To: Yoichi Yuasa <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.11-rc1] add local_irq_enable() to cpu_idle()
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 02:43:19 +0000
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>,
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On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:11:59AM +0900, Yoichi Yuasa wrote:

> "Kevin D. Kissell" <> wrote:
> > There have been times when having local_irq_enable() in my idle loop
> > would have prevented a hang in some of my experimental kernels, too,
> > but it's always been because I had screwed up somewhere else and
> > forgotten to re-enable interrupts.  Is there some good reason why
> > the kernel should end up in idle with interrupts turned off?
> After call local_irq_disable(), rest_init()(in init/main.c) calls cpu_idle().

Indeed.  Was looking at a kernel with kdb which removes this line.


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