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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.27-rc3: kernel BUG at mm/vmalloc.c - bisected
Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 19:16:51 +0200
> Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 09:25:49AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>> On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:37:33 -0400 "Alan D. Brunelle" <Alan.Brunelle@hp.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I /did/ bisect it down to the aforementioned merge, the question is: How
>>>> to crack open that merge into it's composite pieces? (Where do I go to
>>>> bisect within that?)
>>> urgh, it's irritating when git-bisect directs you to a merge commit - it
>>> hasn't done it for me for ages.
>> Hmm, but doesn't that happen only when it's actually really the merge
>> commit that introduces the bug? Both parents of the merge commit were
>> marked as good by the user, so...
>
> A merge commit doesn't contain any kernel changes? It's the individual
> commits (aka "patches") which were in that merge which broke stuff.
> Confused.
>
> We're trying to dive inside that merge commit to find out which of the
> real commits caused the regression.
>
>>> One (probably wrong) approach is to run
>>>
>>> gitk 1c89ac55017f982355c7761e1c912c88c941483d
>>>
>>> then peer at the output, work out which real commits were in that
>>> merge.
>>>
>>> It looks like the merge ended with
>>> b1b135c8d619cb2c7045d6ee4e48375882518bb5 and started with
>>> 40c42076ebd362dc69210cccea101ac80b6d4bd4, so perhaps you can do
>>>
>>> git bisect bad b1b135c8d619cb2c7045d6ee4e48375882518bb5
>>> git bisect good 40c42076ebd362dc69210cccea101ac80b6d4bd4
>> ...I don't quite get this - according to the bisection log,
>>
>> # good: [b1b135c8d619cb2c7045d6ee4e48375882518bb5] fix spinlock recursion in hvc_console
>>
>> and now you want to mark it as bad?
>
> <what bisection log?>
>
> I assume that Alan's bisection search ended up saying that the merge
> commit (1c89ac55017f982355c7761e1c912c88c941483d) was the first bad
> commit.
>
> Now I don't know what's going on.
>
>> You could try to revert some of the merged commits at the point of the
>> merge, though.

You're right - this is where the bisection ended up (in fact, just
removing this merge commit allowed later kernels to boot just fine).

I've patched the kernel w/ your suggestion, and now I'm getting
something a bit different - and I'm looking into this...

Begin: Loading essential drivers... ...

[ 6.594525] fuse init (API version 7.9)

[ 6.618686] ACPI: SSDT CFFD0D0A, 08C4 (r1 HPQOEM CPU_TM2 1
MSFT 100000E)
[ 6.621481] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
0000000000000858
[ 6.625017] IP: [<ffffffff8025e282>] debug_mutex_add_waiter+0x32/0x80
[ 6.625017] PGD 21a456067 PUD 21a45f067 PMD 0

[ 6.625017] Oops: 0002 [1] SMP

[ 6.625017] CPU 1

[ 6.625017] Modules linked in: processor(+) fan thermal_sys fuse

[ 6.625017] Pid: 1259, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.27-rc3 #24

[ 6.625017] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8025e282>] [<ffffffff8025e282>]
debug_mutex_add_waiter+0x32/0x80
[ 6.625017] RSP: 0018:ffff88021a073998 EFLAGS: 00010002
[ 6.625017] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88021a0739d8 RCX:
0000000000000000
[ 6.625017] RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: ffff88021a0739d8 RDI:
ffffffffa0091a60
[ 6.625017] RBP: ffff88021a0739b8 R08: ffffffff811deea0 R09:
ffff8800a6fdb000
[ 6.625017] R10: ffffffffa008f524 R11: 0000000000000000 R12:
ffffffffa0091a60
[ 6.625017] R13: ffff88021a072000 R14: ffff88021a9840a0 R15:
ffffffffa0091a98
[ 6.625017] FS: 00007f40ce2de6e0(0000) GS:ffff88022fc02a00(0000)
knlGS:0000000000000000
[ 6.625017] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
[ 6.625017] CR2: 0000000000000858 CR3: 000000022d86b000 CR4:
00000000000006e0
[ 6.625017] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2:
0000000000000000
[ 6.625017] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7:
0000000000000400
[ 6.625017] Process modprobe (pid: 1259, threadinfo ffff88021a072000,
task ffff88021a9840a0)
[ 6.625017] Stack: 0000000000000000 ffffffffa0091a60
0000000000000246 ffffffffa008f524
[ 6.625017] ffff88021a073a38 ffffffff8049f556 ffffffffa008f524
ffffffffa0091a18
[ 6.625017] ffff88021a0739d8 ffff88021a0739d8 1111111111111111
1111111111111111
[ 6.625017] Call Trace:

[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa008f524>] ? get_idr+0x44/0xa0 [thermal_sys]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff8049f556>] mutex_lock_nested+0xa6/0x250
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa008f524>] ? get_idr+0x44/0xa0 [thermal_sys]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff80363584>] ? idr_pre_get+0x44/0x90
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa008f524>] get_idr+0x44/0xa0 [thermal_sys]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa008fe43>]
thermal_cooling_device_register+0x83/0x250 [thermal_sys]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa019b2a3>] acpi_processor_start+0x64b/0x774
[processor]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff8031a90b>] ? __sysfs_add_one+0x6b/0xa0
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff8031b9fc>] ? sysfs_do_create_link+0xbc/0x150
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803a7f1e>] acpi_start_single_object+0x2d/0x52
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803a9516>] acpi_device_probe+0x7e/0x92
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dd3ab>] driver_probe_device+0x9b/0x1a0
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dd536>] __driver_attach+0x86/0x90
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dd4b0>] ? __driver_attach+0x0/0x90
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dc8fd>] bus_for_each_dev+0x5d/0x90
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dd1ec>] driver_attach+0x1c/0x20
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dcf39>] bus_add_driver+0x1e9/0x260
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa0222000>] ? acpi_processor_init+0x0/0x107
[processor]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803dd70f>] driver_register+0x5f/0x140
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa0222000>] ? acpi_processor_init+0x0/0x107
[processor]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff803a9826>] acpi_bus_register_driver+0x3e/0x40
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffffa0222094>] acpi_processor_init+0x94/0x107
[processor]
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff80209040>] _stext+0x40/0x180
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff802a88d1>] ? __vunmap+0xa1/0x110
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff80267642>] sys_init_module+0x142/0x1dc0
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff80367ad6>] ? __up_read+0x46/0xb0
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff8048e530>] ? cpu_down+0x0/0x70
[ 6.625017] [<ffffffff8020c34b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[ 6.625017]



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