[Bug 21559] "scheduling while atomic" with brctl and NFS-mounted root

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------- Additional Comments From gjc at inescporto.pt  2005-12-27 18:03 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #3)
> > Meanwhile, I compiled my own kernel, from latest stable linux release,
> >, and that version works fine.	It was compiled without SMP, though.
> That's what I would expect with the -386 kernel aswell. Please test that to
> confirm this for me, please.

   Linux este 2.6.15-9-386 #1 PREEMPT Wed Dec 21 14:24:17 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

Same problem as before.  And this one doesn't even have SMP.

(In reply to comment #6)
> I'm not even sure if this is supposed to work when the devices are being used
> for nfsroot.

  It used to work fine; and works fine in the stable kernel,  Besides,
I need this for my experiments... :P

> I suspect this would all work if you had a script in the initrd that did the
> bridging prior to mounting the NFS root. Could you try doing this please?

  I'm not sure I can do this.  It sounds complicated.  And do you think the
brctl exe can run with klibc?  Maybe I can try running it in a root-jail in a
tmpfs instead?

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