Those who follow the realtime preemption patch set know that it has been
stuck on 2.6.33 for some time. With the release of a new patch based on 3.0-rc7
, Thomas Gleixner
tells us why: the entire series has been reworked and cleaned up, a new
solution to the per-CPU variable problem has been implemented, and a nasty
bug held up what would otherwise have been a release based on 2.6.38.
"The beast insisted on destroying filesystems with reproduction times
measured in days and the total refusal to reveal at least a minimalistic
hint to debug the root cause. Staring into completely useless traces for
months is not a very pleasant pastime.
" The 3.0-rc7 version of the
patch, happily, shows no such behavior.
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