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SubjectRe: linux-2.6.23-mm1 crashed
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On Sun, 2007-10-14 at 12:21 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 22:45:47 +0400 "Dave Milter" <davemilter@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I build linux-2.6.23-mm1 and try to boot it using qemu,
> > and it crashed with trace like this:
> > do_page_fault
> > error_code
> > lock_acquire
> > _spin_lock_irqsave
> > gdth_timeout
> > run_timer_softirq
> > __do_softirq
> > do_softirq
> >
> > I have screenshot, but have no idea, is it legal to include it, if I
> > sent copy to lkml.
> > config of kernel in attachment,
> > I apply all three patches from hot-fixes.
> >
>
> The screenshot is here: http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/crash.png
>
> It would appear that gdth_timeout() is passing a bad pointer into
> spin_lock_irqsave().

There's a bug in the gdth rework in that the instance can be deleted
from the list before the actual timer is stopped. This can be worked
around I think by the following patch; although we really should be
stopping the timer from firing when the list goes empty.

James

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/gdth.c b/drivers/scsi/gdth.c
index e8010a7..7fa22be 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/gdth.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/gdth.c
@@ -3793,6 +3793,9 @@ static void gdth_timeout(ulong data)
gdth_ha_str *ha;
ulong flags;

+ if (list_empty(&gdth_instances))
+ return;
+
ha = list_first_entry(&gdth_instances, gdth_ha_str, list);
spin_lock_irqsave(&ha->smp_lock, flags);



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