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SubjectRe: Latest git oopses during boot

(cc's restored, and expanded a bit)

On Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:44:29 +0100 "Harald Arnesen" <skogtun.linux@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 6, 2008 11:47 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:32:22 +0100
> > "Harald Arnesen" <skogtun.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Photo of screen attached (no serial terminal, and alas, no decent
> > > tripod either).
> >
> > Thanks, but you've disabled so many debug options that the trace isn't
> > very useful.
> >
> >
> > > git-bisect gives me this:
> > >
> > > 6b7b651055221127304a4e373ee9b762398d54d7 is first bad commit
> > > commit 6b7b651055221127304a4e373ee9b762398d54d7
> > > Author: FUJITA Tomonori <tomof@acm.org>
> > > Date: Mon Feb 4 22:27:55 2008 -0800
> > >
> > > iommu sg merging: add device_dma_parameters structure
> > >
> > > IOMMUs merges scatter/gather segments without considering a low level
> > > driver's restrictions. The problem is that IOMMUs can't access to the
> > > limitations because they are in request_queue.
> > >
> > > This patchset introduces a new structure, device_dma_parameters,
> > > including dma information. A pointer to device_dma_parameters is added
> > > to struct device. The bus specific structures (like pci_dev) includes
> > > device_dma_parameters. Low level drivers can use dma_set_max_seg_size
> > > to tell IOMMUs about the restrictions.
> > >
> > > We can move more dma stuff in struct device (like dma_mask) to struct
> > > device_dma_parameters later (needs some cleanups before that).
> > >
> > > This includes patches for all the IOMMUs that could merge sg (x86_64,
> > > ppc, IA64, alpha, sparc64, and parisc) though only the ppc patch was
> > > tested. The patches for other IOMMUs are only compile tested.
> > >
> > > $ gcc -v
> > > Using built-in specs.
> > > Target: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> > > Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/opt/gcc
> > > Thread model: posix
> > > gcc version 4.2.3
> > >
> > > Config:
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > > # CONFIG_DEBUG_BUGVERBOSE is not set
> > >
> >
> > This one really should be enabled at all times, please.
> >
> > Can you please set it and retry?
> >
>
> I'm off to my day job now, but I did it earlier this morning. New
> screenshot attached.
>
> Seems to be the advansys driver, so I tried to remove it - and indeed,
> the kernel now boots. So I guess it's either that driver or my ancient
> Nikon Coolscan II that is the only thing attached to the board.

Thanks. I uploaded the oops picture to
http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/oops.jpg

> Cc to the Matthew Wilcox added.

mm... looks like all Matthew's changes were in 2.6.23. And 2.6.23 worked
OK, yes?


The only recent changes to drivers/scsi/advansys.c are

commit b80ca4f7ee36c26d300c5a8f429e73372d153379
Author: FUJITA Tomonori <tomof@acm.org>
Date: Sun Jan 13 15:46:13 2008 +0900

[SCSI] replace sizeof sense_buffer with SCSI_SENSE_BUFFERSIZE

This replaces sizeof sense_buffer with SCSI_SENSE_BUFFERSIZE in
several LLDs. It's a preparation for the future changes to remove
sense_buffer array in scsi_cmnd structure.

Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>

:100644 100644 9dd3952... 492702b... M drivers/scsi/advansys.c

commit 747d016e7e25e216b31022fe2b012508d99fb682
Author: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Date: Mon Jan 14 00:55:18 2008 -0800

advansys: fix section mismatch warning

Fix section mismatch warning:

WARNING: vmlinux.o(.exit.text+0x152a): Section mismatch: reference to .init.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

which seem fairly benign.


gcc inlining is going to make it rather a lot of work to find out which
statement has actually oopsed there.



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