[PATCH] Ubuntu-intrepid VMI bugfix

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Mon Oct 6 22:26:21 UTC 2008

Zachary Amsden wrote:
> Some JVM workloads under VMI got broken in the i386 / x86_64
> architecture merge as a result of a typo in LDT accessors.  This patch
> has already gone upstream and into -stable trees.
> It looks like only Intrepid kernel is affected.  I'm not sure if you
> will pull in the fix from upstream before release or not or if this will
> even make the Intrepid schedule as is, so I figured it's best to give
> you a patch and let you decide.
> Here's the upstream commit from Linus' tree for reference:
> commit dc63b52673d71f9d49b9d72d263a9f32df18c3ee
> Author: Zachary Amsden <zach at vmware.com>
> Date:   Tue Sep 30 11:02:12 2008 -0700
>     x86: Fix broken LDT access in VMI
> Thanks,
> Zach

Zach - thanks for the note. I fully expect that 2.6.27 will release in
time for Intrepid, but just in case it doesn't I've cherry-picked the
LDT patch.


Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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