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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc3-mm1
On Thu, 31 May 2007 11:41:22 -0700 (PDT)
Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:

> > Perhaps a suitable fix would be local_irq_disable() in flush_slab().
>
> As far as I can tell: Interrupts are always disabled when flush_slab is
> run.
>
> Sometimes we use spin_lock_irqsave for the list_lock and at other times
> spin_lock if interrupts are already disabled. Is that the problem?

Nope, the problem is in the part of my email which you deleted ;)

[ 4972.243670]
[ 4972.243670] stack backtrace:
[ 4972.248166] [<c0105281>] dump_trace+0x63/0x1eb
[ 4972.252755] [<c0105423>] show_trace_log_lvl+0x1a/0x2f
[ 4972.257969] [<c0106061>] show_trace+0x12/0x14
[ 4972.262463] [<c0106079>] dump_stack+0x16/0x18
[ 4972.266974] [<c0142ff8>] print_usage_bug+0x140/0x14a
[ 4972.272109] [<c0143e1a>] mark_lock+0x29e/0x557
[ 4972.276708] [<c0144cda>] __lock_acquire+0x4f1/0xd36
[ 4972.281740] [<c01455bd>] lock_acquire+0x9e/0xb8
[ 4972.286416] [<c0348993>] _spin_lock+0x38/0x62
[ 4972.290936] [<c0181288>] add_partial+0xe/0x27
[ 4972.295458] [<c0181cd7>] deactivate_slab+0x67/0x179
[ 4972.300497] [<c0181e56>] flush_slab+0x6d/0x72
[ 4972.305018] [<c0181e8c>] __flush_cpu_slab+0x31/0x36
[ 4972.310049] [<c01836e8>] slab_cpuup_callback+0x38/0x5b
[ 4972.315348] [<c01325d2>] notifier_call_chain+0x2b/0x4a
[ 4972.320637] [<c013261e>] __raw_notifier_call_chain+0x19/0x1e
[ 4972.326473] [<c013263d>] raw_notifier_call_chain+0x1a/0x1c
[ 4972.332117] [<c014bb62>] _cpu_down+0x19c/0x25a
[ 4972.336724] [<c014bc48>] cpu_down+0x28/0x3a
[ 4972.341063] [<c027f800>] store_online+0x27/0x5a
[ 4972.345757] [<c027c854>] sysdev_store+0x20/0x25
[ 4972.350443] [<c01c2739>] sysfs_write_file+0xc5/0xfd
[ 4972.355482] [<c0187243>] vfs_write+0xd1/0x15a
[ 4972.360004] [<c0187873>] sys_write+0x3d/0x72
[ 4972.364411] [<c01041e0>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
[ 4972.368924] [<b7ff0410>] 0xb7ff0410
[ 4972.372562] =======================
[ 4975.412963] lockdep: not fixing up alternatives.
we're not disbling local irqs on the cpu hotplug path.

Could do local_irq_disable() in slab_cpuup_callback(), I guess.
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