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Subject[patch] hrtimers: add state tracking, fix

* Tilman Schmidt <> wrote:

> I tried kernel 2.6.20-rc1-mm1 with the "tickless" option on my P3/933
> but it has now for the second time in a row caused a system freeze as
> soon as I left the system idle for a couple of hours. The second time
> I was warned and switched to a text console before I left the system,
> and was able to collect this BUG message (copied manually, beware of
> typos):
> EFLAGS: 00200082 (2.6.20-rc1-mm1-noinitrd #0)
> EIP is at __rb_rotate_right+0x1/0x54
> Call Trace:
> [<c021d049>] rb_insert_color+0x55/0xbe
> [<c012d15b>] enqueue_hrtimer+0x10a/0x116
> [<c012d9b4>] hrtimer_start+0x78/0x93

thanks for the report - this made me review the hrtimer state engine
logic, and bingo, it indeed has a nasty typo! Could you try the fix
below, does it fix your problem? It might explain the crash you are
seeing, because the typo means we'd ignore HRTIMER_STATE_PENDING state
(which is rare but possible).


Subject: [patch] hrtimers: add state tracking, fix
From: Ingo Molnar <>
fix bug in hrtimer_is_queued(), introduced by a cleanup during
the recent refactoring.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
kernel/hrtimer.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
Index: linux/kernel/hrtimer.c
--- linux.orig/kernel/hrtimer.c
+++ linux/kernel/hrtimer.c
@@ -157,7 +157,7 @@ static void hrtimer_get_softirq_time(str
static inline int hrtimer_is_queued(struct hrtimer *timer)
return timer->state &

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