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SubjectRe: spinlock lockup on CPU#0
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 8:38 PM, Venki Pallipadi
<venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 09:48:55PM +0000, Justin Mattock wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 9:06 PM, Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> > > > > Can you add this please, see if it triggers?
> > > >
> > > > there's fixes pending in this area. The main fix would be the one below.
> > > >
> > > > Ingo
> > > >
> > > > ---------------->
> > > > Subject: idle (arch, acpi and apm) and lockdep
> > >
> > > FWIW, I was seeing the same lockdep trace with eventual hangs, and
> > > this patch (applied with some fuzz) fixed the problem.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Bob Copeland %% www.bobcopeland.com
> > >
> >
> > Just out of curiosity I put the kernel back to it's original state,
> > were the freezing occurs, then booted with nohz=off, then added
> > WARN_ON(!irqs_disabled()); to sched.c only to the kernel, no other
> > patches, upon rebooting
> > I received different results: The screen from what I could tell was
> > spitting out the spinlock messages, but instead of printing that out,
> > and going on to the next task it just keep't printing, from what I
> > could tell something with ehci, uhci, agpgart, ieee1394 etc... too
> > fast to really make anything out, the numbers on the left side keept
> > moving upward, the fans started hauling ass, I waitied a few minuetes
> > hopeing this would stop
> > so I can grab dmesg, but it would'nt. is there a way to use the boot
> > param to write date to a file? so I could capture this event.
> > regards
> >
>
> OK. Hunted this bug down to
> commit 3b22ec7b13cb31e0d87fbc0aabe14caaaad309e8
>
> which for some reason enables interrupt in mwait_idle_with_hints(), which
> eventually causes interrupts to be enabled in acpi idle call, resulting in
> sched_clock_idle_wakeup_event() with interrupts enabled. This bug
> was only in x86 32 bit version.
>
> Peter's patch below which is already in git fixes this. So we don't need any
> additional fixes here...
>
> Thanks,
> Venki
>
>

Alright, I was concerned about having additional fixes.
regards;

--
Justin P. Mattock


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