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SubjectRe: Nasty regression from .27.7 to .27.8: idle samba goes crazy
Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Dec 2008 23:22:46 +0100
> Jan Rekorajski <baggins@sith.mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
>
>
>> On Mon, 08 Dec 2008, Stefan Richter wrote:
>>
>>
>>>>>> On Monday, 8 of December 2008, Holger Hoffstaette wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The system is a generic old single-core P4 box with a single SATA drive,
>>>>>>> Gentoo userland and Samba is 3.0.33 (in async mode). The kernel has no
>>>>>>> patches or binary drivers.
>>>>>>>
>>> Holger, it may be unrelated to the issue, but to be sure: Which network
>>> card driver do you use?
>>>
>> I think you can safely rule out NIC, I'm also seeing this behaviour on a
>> brand new server with imap hanging in some busy-loop.
>> Network card in my case:
>> Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 12)
>>
>> What I observer was one CPU doing 100% system work, and the number of
>> timer interrupts went from 1k per second to 4k (for the whole system).
>>
>>
Could you try the attached patch?
It should fix the bug.


--
Manfred
rom ae060e0b7bc071bd73dd5319b93c3344d9e10212 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
To: torvalds@linux-foundation.org
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: cebbert@redhat.com
Cc: airlied@gmail.com
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org
Bcc: manfred@colorfullife.com
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:17:06 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] lib/idr.c: Fix bug introduced by RCU fix

The last patch to lib/idr.c caused a bug if idr_get_new_above() was
called on an empty idr:
Usually, nodes stay on the same layer. New layers are added to the top
of the tree.
The exception is idr_get_new_above() on an empty tree: In this case,
the new root node is first added on layer 0, then moved upwards.
p->layer was not updated.

As usual: You shall never rely on the source code comments, they
will only mislead you.

Signed-off-by: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
---
lib/idr.c | 8 +++++++-
1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/lib/idr.c b/lib/idr.c
index 7a785a0..1c4f928 100644
--- a/lib/idr.c
+++ b/lib/idr.c
@@ -220,8 +220,14 @@ build_up:
*/
while ((layers < (MAX_LEVEL - 1)) && (id >= (1 << (layers*IDR_BITS)))) {
layers++;
- if (!p->count)
+ if (!p->count) {
+ /* special case: if the tree is currently empty,
+ * then we grow the tree by moving the top node
+ * upwards.
+ */
+ p->layer++;
continue;
+ }
if (!(new = get_from_free_list(idp))) {
/*
* The allocation failed. If we built part of
--
1.5.6.5
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