Subject: Re: linux emulation clone(2) differences with uniprocessor vs sommerfeld_i386_mp1 -current?
To: Sean M. Doran <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/27/2001 18:42:49
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 05:52:10PM -0700, Sean M. Doran wrote:
> The most-repeatable and clearest example of this is with the
> Linux command line client from http://www.edonkey2000.com/
> When there is no state (e.g., run in an empty directory), the
> client functions the same for both kernels, AFAICT. When there
> is state (i.e., you have a non-empty temp or incoming directory),
> the client works fine on the trunk kernel and fails on the branch.
I think it's well-understood (by the relevant kernel developers) that
there are some problems that are related e.g. GDT compatction and other
stuff on i386 MP kernels. Fixing them is a little tricky, but is on
the list of Things To Do.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>