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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc3-mm1 - pppd hanging in netdev_run_todo while holding mutex
On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:00:56 -0400 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> On Wed, 30 May 2007 23:58:23 PDT, Andrew Morton said:
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.22-rc3/2.6.22-rc3-mm1/
>
> Under 22-rc2-mm1, if my VPN connection got reset, ppp0 just quietly went away.
>
> Under 22-rc3-mm1, it seems to end up wedged and waiting for references to
> go away:
>
> Jun 4 09:23:01 turing-police kernel: [90089.270707] unregister_netdevice: waiting for ppp0 to become free. Usage count = 8
> Jun 4 09:23:11 turing-police kernel: [90099.396121] unregister_netdevice: waiting for ppp0 to become free. Usage count = 8
> Jun 4 09:23:21 turing-police kernel: [90109.520574] unregister_netdevice: waiting for ppp0 to become free. Usage count = 8
> Jun 4 09:23:32 turing-police kernel: [90119.653129] unregister_netdevice: waiting for ppp0 to become free. Usage count = 8

Interesting refcount.

> 'echo t > /proc/sysrq_trigger' shows pppd hung up here:
>
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047892] pppd D 0000000105ad3830 4968 3815 1 (NOTLB)
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047902] ffff810008d5fd78 0000000000000086 0000000000000000 ffff810003490000
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047911] ffff810008d5fd28 ffff810008d4a040 ffff810003461820 ffff810008d4a2b0
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047920] 0000000105ad3733 0000000000000202 00000000000000ff ffffffff80239795
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047928] Call Trace:
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047936] [<ffffffff805207a2>] schedule_timeout+0x8d/0xb4
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047945] [<ffffffff805207e2>] schedule_timeout_uninterruptible+0x19/0x1b
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047954] [<ffffffff802397bb>] msleep+0x14/0x1e
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047963] [<ffffffff8048aa4e>] netdev_run_todo+0x12f/0x234
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047972] [<ffffffff8049166f>] rtnl_unlock+0x35/0x37
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047981] [<ffffffff804894a9>] unregister_netdev+0x1e/0x23
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.047994] [<ffffffff88a5f2c2>] :ppp_generic:ppp_shutdown_interface+0x67/0xbb
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048018] [<ffffffff88a5f5b8>] :ppp_generic:ppp_release+0x33/0x65
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048028] [<ffffffff8028d54a>] __fput+0xac/0x176
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048036] [<ffffffff8028d628>] fput+0x14/0x16
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048045] [<ffffffff8028a9c6>] filp_close+0x66/0x71
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048054] [<ffffffff8028bd54>] sys_close+0x98/0xd7
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048062] [<ffffffff8020a03c>] tracesys+0xdc/0xe1
> Jun 4 10:52:57 turing-police kernel: [95478.048073] [<00002b45cd2429a0>]

I don't know what could have caused this, sorry. If it's still there in next -mm
(which is still 100000 compile fixes away) it'd be good if you could bisect it.
Suspects would be git-net.patch, get-netdev-all.patch and gregkh-driver-*.patch

Thanks.
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