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SubjectRe: 2.6.18-rc1-mm1
On Sun, 09 Jul 2006 23:22:14 +1200
Reuben Farrelly <reuben-lkml@reub.net> wrote:

>
>
> On 9/07/2006 9:11 p.m., Andrew Morton wrote:
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc1/2.6.18-rc1-mm1/
> >
> > - We're getting a relatively large number of crash reports coming out of the
> > core sysfs/kobject/driver/bus code, and they're all really hard to diagnose.
> >
> > I am suspecting that what's happening is that some registration functions
> > are failing and the caller is ignoring that failure. The code proceeds and
> > crashes much later, in obscure ways.
> >
> > All these functions return error codes, and we're not checking them. We
> > should. So there's a patch which marks all these things as __must_check,
> > which causes around 1,500 new warnings.
> >
> > These are all bugs and they all need to be fixed.
>
> Works. Well, it boots without crashing here and has been up for 30 or so
> minutes without incident or so much as a log entry.

Shock. Have you tested suspend-to-ram and suspend-to-disk?

> I assume that the bulk of those warnings about the return error codes will be
> largely dealt with by individual maintainers as there are far too many to post here?

I admire your faith in your fellow man. I'll see what can be done to
reduce the warnings by changing some deregistration/removal API
functions so they return void. That should remove maybe half of them.

As for the rest I guess we just need to slam that patch into mainline and
start bitching at people.


> Some minor problems noted - possibly PCI/ACPI related (read on past the IDE bit
> if that's not your cup of tea).
>
> 1. I've disabled the old IDE stuff and enabled Alan's IDE support
> (CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_GENERIC=y). But it seems to be a bit unhappy with my IDE CD
> burner:
>
> ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: version 2.00ac5
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.1 to 64
> ata5: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1F0 ctl 0x3F6 bmdma 0x30B0 irq 14
> scsi4 : ata_piix
> ata5.00: ATAPI, max UDMA/66
> ata5.00: configured for UDMA/66
> ata5.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
> ata5.00: (BMDMA stat 0x24)
> ata5.00: tag 0 cmd 0xa0 Emask 0x4 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (timeout)
> ata5: soft resetting port
> ata5.00: configured for UDMA/66
> ata5: EH complete
> ata5.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
> ata5.00: (BMDMA stat 0x24)
> ata5.00: tag 0 cmd 0xa0 Emask 0x4 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (timeout)
> ata5: soft resetting port
> ata5.00: configured for UDMA/66
> Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
> ata5: EH complete
> ata5.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
> ata5.00: (BMDMA stat 0x24)
> ata5.00: tag 0 cmd 0xa0 Emask 0x4 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (timeout)
> ata5: soft resetting port
> ata5.00: configured for UDMA/66
> ata5: EH complete
> ata5.00: limiting speed to UDMA/44
> ata5.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
> ata5.00: (BMDMA stat 0x24)
> ata5.00: tag 0 cmd 0xa0 Emask 0x4 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (timeout)
> ata5: soft resetting port
> ata5.00: configured for UDMA/44
> ata5: EH complete
> ata6: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0x30B8 irq 15
> scsi5 : ata_piix
> ata6: port disabled. ignoring.
> ATA: abnormal status 0xFF on port 0x177
> SCSI device sda: 586072368 512-byte hdwr sectors (300069 MB)
> sda: Write Protect is off
> sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back

Alan stuff.

> Note also the message midway through about losing some ticks, which if I recall
> correctly is not new to this -mm release. I'm not sure who to cc about this.

John stuff. I suspect it's natural and normal, if the IDE error handling
did something rude with interrupt holdoff.


> The IDE device obviously ended up not being detected by the system. Usually
> this device comes up as:
>
> Jul 2 12:03:28 tornado kernel: hda: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive,
> 2000kB Cache, UDMA(66)
>
>
> 2. Onto some more minor warnings:
>
> ACPI: bus type pci registered
> PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at f0000000 is not E820-reserved
> PCI: Not using MMCONFIG.
> PCI: Using configuration type 1
> ACPI: Interpreter enabled
>
> Is there any way to verify that there really is a BIOS bug there? If it is, is
> there anyone within Intel or are there any known contacts who can push and poke
> to get this looked at/fixed? (It's a new Intel board, I'd hope they could get
> it right..).
>
> Plus we're not using MMCONFIG - even though I have it enabled.

Andi stuff.

> Based on previous postings to lkml, I believe Randy Dunlap may have one of these
> boards too - Randy are you seeing this and the next bunch of warnings I am seeing?
>
> 3. Power Management warnings, been there ages, but I've had bigger things to
> worry about (like fatal oopses) so haven't bothered asking:
>
> Device `[PEX0]' is not power manageable
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1c.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1c.0 to 64
> Device `[PEX2]' is not power manageable
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1c.2[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1c.2 to 64
> Device `[PEX3]' is not power manageable
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1c.3[D] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1c.3 to 64
> Device `[PEX4]' is not power manageable
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1c.4[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1c.4 to 64
> Device `[PEX5]' is not power manageable
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1c.5[B] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16

ACPI stuff. I suspect the kernel isn't doing anything wrong here.

> and
>
> Device `[IDES]' is not power manageable

I don't know what device that is.

> [root@tornado ~]# cat /proc/interrupts
> CPU0 CPU1
> 0: 258266 0 IO-APIC-edge timer
> 4: 355 0 IO-APIC-edge serial
> 6: 5 0 IO-APIC-edge floppy
> 8: 1 0 IO-APIC-edge rtc
> 9: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi acpi
> 14: 28 0 IO-APIC-edge libata
> 15: 0 0 IO-APIC-edge libata
> 16: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb5
> 18: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb4
> 19: 980 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb3, serial
> 23: 105 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb2
> 313: 82513 0 PCI-MSI-<NULL> eth0
> 314: 57370 0 PCI-MSI-<NULL> libata
> NMI: 217 188
> LOC: 258118 257890
> ERR: 0
> MIS: 0
> [root@tornado ~]#
>
> The full dmesg is up at http://www.reub.net/files/kernel/2.6.18-rc1-mm1.dmesg
> and config is up at http://www.reub.net/files/kernel/2.6.18-rc1-mm1.config
>
> Minor issues and possibly most if not all are not of concern, but occasionally
> supposedly minor things show up much bigger problems when questions are asked
> and people start poking around :)
>

Thanks.
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