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Subject[PATCH -rt] make spin_unlock to slab_spin_unlock


I hit this bug on one of my work test machines. This bug is probably what
caused my laptop to crash ever so often too, but since I don't have a
serial or other debug output, my laptop never showed what was wrong.

Here's the call trace:

------------[ cut here ]------------
kernel BUG at kernel/rtmutex.c:649!
invalid opcode: 0000 [1] PREEMPT SMP
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff802661a7>] rt_spin_lock+0x1f/0x21
[<ffffffff802df73b>] drain_freelist+0x4f/0xeb
[<ffffffff802df941>] cache_reap+0x16a/0x26d
[<ffffffff8024f29e>] run_workqueue+0x9f/0xf9
[<ffffffff8024bbe3>] worker_thread+0x11b/0x152
[<ffffffff80233fcb>] kthread+0xee/0x11a
[<ffffffff802600f8>] child_rip+0xa/0x12

Seems that the goto out of the loop was not updated to be a
slab_spin_unlock, so there was a way out that would not unlock the slab
cpu lock.

-- Steve

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>

Index: linux-2.6.20-rc5-rt7/mm/slab.c
--- linux-2.6.20-rc5-rt7.orig/mm/slab.c 2007-01-22 14:05:35.000000000 -0500
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc5-rt7/mm/slab.c 2007-01-22 14:06:07.000000000 -0500
@@ -2564,7 +2564,7 @@ static int drain_freelist(struct kmem_ca
slab_spin_lock_irq(&l3->list_lock, this_cpu);
p = l3->slabs_free.prev;
if (p == &l3->slabs_free) {
- spin_unlock_irq(&l3->list_lock);
+ slab_spin_unlock_irq(&l3->list_lock, this_cpu);
goto out;

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