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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.25-rc2

* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> So:
> - it might be something else entirely
> - it might still be the local cmpxchg, just Torsten didn't happen to
> notice it until later.
> - it might still be the local cmpxchg, but something else changed its
> patterns to actually make it start triggering.
>
> and in general I don't think we should revert it unless we have
> stronger indications that it really is the problem (eg somebody finds
> the actual bug, or a reporter can confirm that it goes away when the
> local cmpxchg optimization is disabled).

yeah - my revert suggestions were all completely conditional on such
type of test feedback.

Btw., i did trigger occasional SLUB crashes myself starting at around
-rc1, on the order of one per 200-300 straight random bootups, and
yesterday i did a 50-bootups series of a specific .config that crashed,
to try to reproduce one of them but failed - so bisection was not an
option and i had nothing concrete and repeatable to report either. I had
a few complete lockups and only 3 usable backtraces - find them below.

Networking features in all of the backtraces - and so does the VFS. All
of the crashes are on SMP - and given that 50% of the bootups are UP
this gives us a 1:8 chance hint that this bug is SMP specific. (All the
crashes are in distccd - that is what this build cluster does mainly so
it's the main activity of the box - so they dont necessarily indicate
anything workload specific.)

Earlier today i turned off local-cmpxchg and havent had a crash or hang
since then - but at 200 bootups and 4-5 crashes in a week that's not
conclusive yet. I think others might have workloads that trigger this
bug more often.

Ingo

---------------->
mercury login: [ 582.671916] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
[ 582.672334]
[ 582.672334] Pid: 3776, comm: distccd Not tainted (2.6.25-rc2 #5)
[ 582.672334] EIP: 0060:[<c0174fda>] EFLAGS: 00010246 CPU: 0
[ 582.672334] EIP is at kmem_cache_alloc+0x2a/0x90
[ 582.672334] EAX: 00000000 EBX: 8000061c ECX: c069ed1c EDX: 01060002
[ 582.672334] ESI: c0aeffc8 EDI: c1d11714 EBP: f6eddcdc ESP: f6eddcc4
[ 582.672334] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
[ 582.672334] Process distccd (pid: 3776, ti=f6edc000 task=f508c000 task.ti=f6edc000)
[ 582.672334] Stack: c06a3d48 f6eddce4 00000020 8000061c 0000066c c0aeffc8 f6eddcf8 c069ed1c
[ 582.672334] 00000000 00000020 8000061c f7ce6580 f7ce6580 f6eddd18 c045e7bb ffffffff
[ 582.672334] 00000000 f7f683e0 8000061c f52136c0 f7ce6580 f6eddd58 c0461de5 f508c000
[ 582.672334] Call Trace:
[ 582.672334] [<c06a3d48>] ? netif_receive_skb+0x2a8/0x320
[ 582.672334] [<c069ed1c>] ? __alloc_skb+0x2c/0x110
[ 582.672334] [<c045e7bb>] ? nv_alloc_rx_optimized+0x10b/0x1a0
[ 582.672334] [<c0461de5>] ? nv_napi_poll+0x1b5/0x730
[ 582.672334] [<c06a62cb>] ? net_rx_action+0x16b/0x200
[ 582.672334] [<c06a61e8>] ? net_rx_action+0x88/0x200
[ 582.672334] [<c012d713>] ? __do_softirq+0x93/0x120
[ 582.672334] [<c012d7f7>] ? do_softirq+0x57/0x60
[ 582.672334] [<c012dcc9>] ? irq_exit+0x69/0x80
[ 582.672334] [<c0106325>] ? do_IRQ+0x45/0x80
[ 582.672334] [<c018a2a2>] ? d_instantiate+0x42/0x60
[ 582.672334] [<c0103fd8>] ? common_interrupt+0x28/0x30
[ 582.672334] [<c018a2a2>] ? d_instantiate+0x42/0x60
[ 582.672334] [<c0149e50>] ? lock_release+0xc0/0x1b0
[ 582.672334] [<c07d0816>] ? _spin_unlock+0x16/0x20
[ 582.672334] [<c018a2a2>] ? d_instantiate+0x42/0x60
[ 582.672334] [<c0202a84>] ? ext3_add_nondir+0x34/0x50
[ 582.672334] [<c0202fde>] ? ext3_create+0x9e/0xe0
[ 582.672334] [<c0181498>] ? vfs_create+0xb8/0x100
[ 582.672334] [<c01838c0>] ? open_namei+0x4d0/0x5a0
[ 582.672334] [<c0136346>] ? in_group_p+0x26/0x30
[ 582.672334] [<c020cd40>] ? ext3_permission+0x0/0x10
[ 582.672334] [<c01770c1>] ? do_filp_open+0x31/0x50
[ 582.672334] [<c07d081d>] ? _spin_unlock+0x1d/0x20
[ 582.672334] [<c0176e1b>] ? get_unused_fd_flags+0xbb/0xe0
[ 582.672334] [<c017712d>] ? do_sys_open+0x4d/0xf0
[ 582.672334] [<c0327894>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0xc/0x10
[ 582.672334] [<c014869d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0xbd/0x140
[ 582.672334] [<c017720c>] ? sys_open+0x1c/0x20
[ 582.672334] [<c0102fc6>] ? sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x99
[ 582.672334] =======================
[ 582.672334] Code: c3 55 89 e5 57 56 89 c6 53 83 ec 0c 8b 4d 04 89 55 f0 64 a1 04 40 b7 c0 8b 7c 86 64 90 8d 74 26 00 8b 17 f6 c2 01 75 41 8b 47 0c <8b> 1c 82 89 d0 0f b1 1f 39 d0 89 c3 75 e8 66 83 7d f0 00 79 1f
[ 582.672334] EIP: [<c0174fda>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x2a/0x90 SS:ESP 0068:f6eddcc4
[ 582.672343] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
[ 582.673337] Pid: 3776, comm: distccd Tainted: G D 2.6.25-rc2 #5
[ 582.674342] [<c0128516>] panic+0x46/0x120
[ 582.676335] [<c0104be4>] die+0x134/0x150
[ 582.678335] [<c01182a8>] do_page_fault+0x188/0x610
[ 582.680335] [<c06c6016>] ? ip_local_deliver+0xf6/0x1c0
[ 582.682335] [<c0118120>] ? do_page_fault+0x0/0x610
[ 582.685334] [<c07d0f82>] error_code+0x72/0x80
[ 582.687334] [<c069ed1c>] ? __alloc_skb+0x2c/0x110
[ 582.689334] [<c0174fda>] ? kmem_cache_alloc+0x2a/0x90
[ 582.691333] [<c06a3d48>] ? netif_receive_skb+0x2a8/0x320
[ 582.693333] [<c069ed1c>] __alloc_skb+0x2c/0x110
[ 582.695333] [<c045e7bb>] nv_alloc_rx_optimized+0x10b/0x1a0
[ 582.697332] [<c0461de5>] nv_napi_poll+0x1b5/0x730
[ 582.699332] [<c06a62cb>] net_rx_action+0x16b/0x200
[ 582.701332] [<c06a61e8>] ? net_rx_action+0x88/0x200
[ 582.703331] [<c012d713>] __do_softirq+0x93/0x120
[ 582.705331] [<c012d7f7>] do_softirq+0x57/0x60
[ 582.707331] [<c012dcc9>] irq_exit+0x69/0x80
[ 582.709330] [<c0106325>] do_IRQ+0x45/0x80
[ 582.711330] [<c018a2a2>] ? d_instantiate+0x42/0x60
[ 582.713330] [<c0103fd8>] common_interrupt+0x28/0x30
[ 582.715336] [<c018a2a2>] ? d_instantiate+0x42/0x60
[ 582.717329] [<c0149e50>] ? lock_release+0xc0/0x1b0
[ 582.719335] [<c07d0816>] _spin_unlock+0x16/0x20
[ 582.721329] [<c018a2a2>] d_instantiate+0x42/0x60
[ 582.723335] [<c0202a84>] ext3_add_nondir+0x34/0x50
[ 582.725328] [<c0202fde>] ext3_create+0x9e/0xe0
[ 582.727334] [<c0181498>] vfs_create+0xb8/0x100
[ 582.729327] [<c01838c0>] open_namei+0x4d0/0x5a0
[ 582.731333] [<c0136346>] ? in_group_p+0x26/0x30
[ 582.733327] [<c020cd40>] ? ext3_permission+0x0/0x10
[ 582.735333] [<c01770c1>] do_filp_open+0x31/0x50
[ 582.737326] [<c07d081d>] ? _spin_unlock+0x1d/0x20
[ 582.740332] [<c0176e1b>] ? get_unused_fd_flags+0xbb/0xe0
[ 582.743325] [<c017712d>] do_sys_open+0x4d/0xf0
[ 582.745331] [<c0327894>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0xc/0x10
[ 582.747325] [<c014869d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0xbd/0x140
[ 582.750330] [<c017720c>] sys_open+0x1c/0x20
[ 582.752324] [<c0102fc6>] sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x99
[ 582.754330] =======================
[ 582.755327] Rebooting in 10 seconds..Press any key to enter the menu
..............
Kernel 2.6.25-rc1 on an i686

mercury login: [ 96.080075] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 96.083484] Modules linked in:
[ 96.086680]
[ 96.088225] Pid: 3414, comm: distccd Not tainted (2.6.25-rc1 #640)
[ 96.090000] EIP: 0060:[<8015a5fc>] EFLAGS: 00010246 CPU: 0
[ 96.090000] EIP is at kmem_cache_alloc+0x3a/0x78
[ 96.090000] EAX: 00000000 EBX: 00000110 ECX: 8056aaae EDX: 01060002
[ 96.090000] ESI: 808e6de8 EDI: 819071a4 EBP: 9f13dd20 ESP: 9f13dd10
[ 96.090000] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
[ 96.090000] Process distccd (pid: 3414, ti=9f13c000 task=9f0eae00 task.ti=9f13c000)
[ 96.090000] Stack: 00000020 00000110 00000020 9f2dccc0 9f13dd44 8056aaae 9ed86480 00000000
[ 96.090000] 808e6de8 8056c0a6 9ed86480 9ed86480 9f2dccc0 9f13dd58 805a093b ffffffff
[ 96.090000] 9ed86480 00000000 9f13dd68 8059e40b 9f2dcce0 9ed86480 9f13dda0 8059f6d3
[ 96.090000] Call Trace:
[ 96.090000] [<8056aaae>] ? __alloc_skb+0x29/0x107
[ 96.090000] [<8056c0a6>] ? skb_copy_datagram_iovec+0x4a/0x196
[ 96.090000] [<805a093b>] ? tcp_send_ack+0x25/0xb6
[ 96.090000] [<8059e40b>] ? __tcp_ack_snd_check+0x5e/0x73
[ 96.090000] [<8059f6d3>] ? tcp_rcv_established+0x3ad/0x66a
[ 96.090000] [<801442a5>] ? generic_file_buffered_write+0x14b/0x4cb
[ 96.090000] [<805a4a7d>] ? tcp_v4_do_rcv+0x255/0x3c3
[ 96.090000] [<80567c59>] ? sk_wait_data+0x89/0x98
[ 96.090000] [<80596da7>] ? tcp_prequeue_process+0x56/0x6b
[ 96.090000] [<80598d3f>] ? tcp_recvmsg+0x36c/0x6b3
[ 96.090000] [<80566ea7>] ? sock_common_recvmsg+0x31/0x4a
[ 96.090000] [<80565318>] ? sock_aio_read+0xce/0xd8
[ 96.090000] [<80144a8b>] ? generic_file_aio_write+0x62/0xb4
[ 96.090000] [<8015e1ee>] ? do_sync_read+0xbe/0xfc
[ 96.090000] [<8012d8c5>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x30
[ 96.090000] [<8015ce82>] ? do_filp_open+0x2e/0x35
[ 96.090000] [<802f5575>] ? security_file_permission+0xf/0x11
[ 96.090000] [<8015e7e2>] ? vfs_read+0x7d/0x91
[ 96.090000] [<8015eb5e>] ? sys_read+0x3b/0x60
[ 96.090000] [<801029d2>] ? sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x85
[ 96.090000] =======================
[ 96.090000] Code: 55 f0 64 a1 04 b0 93 80 8b 7c 86 74 8b 17 f6 c2 01 74 15 8b 55 f0 89 f0 57 51 83 c9 ff e8 25 fa ff ff 5e 89 c3 58 eb 11 8b 47 0c <8b> 1c 82 89 d0 0f b1 1f 39 d0 89 c3 75 d3 66 83 7d f0 00 79 1f
[ 96.090000] EIP: [<8015a5fc>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x3a/0x78 SS:ESP 0068:9f13dd10
[ 96.090008] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
[ 96.096472] Rebooting in 10 seconds..Press any key to enter the menu
..............
Kernel 2.6.25-rc1 on an i686

mercury login: [ 65.446421] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 65.448090] Modules linked in:
[ 65.448090]
[ 65.448090] Pid: 3650, comm: distccd Not tainted (2.6.25-rc1 #15)
[ 65.448090] EIP: 0060:[<7816f4fa>] EFLAGS: 00010246 CPU: 0
[ 65.448090] EIP is at kmem_cache_alloc+0x3a/0x80
[ 65.448090] EAX: 00000000 EBX: 0000066c ECX: 78420580 EDX: 00000000
[ 65.448090] ESI: 78757d48 EDI: 79e57880 EBP: 787ebf3c ESP: 787ebf2c
[ 65.448090] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
[ 65.448090] Process distccd (pid: 3650, ti=787eb000 task=b5e90000 task.ti=b5e64000)
[ 65.448090] Stack: 00000020 0000066c 78757d48 00000000 787ebf60 78420580 b0d17f00 00000000
[ 65.448090] 00000020 787ebf64 b73454a0 b737c610 00000000 787ebf74 782fe022 ffffffff
[ 65.448090] 8000061c b7b13cc0 787ebfa8 78301176 00000040 b73454c4 b73454a0 b7345000
[ 65.448090] Call Trace:
[ 65.448090] [<78420580>] ? __alloc_skb+0x30/0x110
[ 65.448090] [<782fe022>] ? nv_alloc_rx_optimized+0x42/0x140
[ 65.448090] [<78301176>] ? nv_napi_poll+0x526/0x5f0
[ 65.448090] [<78426a7d>] ? net_rx_action+0xbd/0x1f0
[ 65.448090] [<7812684b>] ? __do_softirq+0x7b/0x100
[ 65.448090] [<781062ba>] ? do_softirq+0x5a/0xa0
[ 65.448090] [<78151510>] ? handle_level_irq+0x0/0xd0
[ 65.448090] [<781267c4>] ? irq_exit+0x44/0x50
[ 65.448090] [<7810639e>] ? do_IRQ+0x9e/0xc0
[ 65.448090] [<78104b68>] ? common_interrupt+0x28/0x30
[ 65.448090] [<78122503>] ? release_console_sem+0x1a3/0x1c0
[ 65.448090] [<78122a32>] ? vprintk+0x322/0x350
[ 65.448090] [<78122a75>] ? printk+0x15/0x20
[ 65.448090] [<781136a1>] ? dump_pagetable+0x21/0x80
[ 65.448090] [<785313bb>] ? do_page_fault+0x46b/0x540
[ 65.448090] [<78530f50>] ? do_page_fault+0x0/0x540
[ 65.448090] [<7852faa2>] ? error_code+0x72/0x80
[ 65.448090] [<78171a2f>] ? sys_close+0x5f/0xb0
[ 65.448090] [<781a0511>] ? dnotify_flush+0x11/0x80
[ 65.448090] [<781706d0>] ? filp_close+0x40/0x60
[ 65.448090] [<78171a38>] ? sys_close+0x68/0xb0
[ 65.448090] [<78103b26>] ? sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x99
[ 65.448090] =======================
[ 65.448090] Code: 4d 04 64 a1 04 90 79 78 8b 7c 86 64 8b 17 f6 c2 01 74 15 57 51 83 c9 ff 8b 55 f0 89 f0 e8 7f fc ff ff 89 c3 58 5a eb 11 8b 47 0c <8b> 1c 82 89 d0 0f b1 1f 89 c3 39 d0 75 d3 66 83 7d f0 00 79 1f
[ 65.448090] EIP: [<7816f4fa>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x3a/0x80 SS:ESP 0068:787ebf2c
[ 65.448101] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
[ 65.452102] Rebooting in 10 seconds..Press any key to enter the menu


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