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SubjectRe: [-mmotm] BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:37 AM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:09:25 -0400 "Ryan Hope" <rmh3093@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/1/0x00000002
>> Modules linked in:
>> Pid: 1, comm: swapper Tainted: G W 2.6.27-rc4-zenmmotm1 #4
>> [<c057a0c7>] schedule+0x287/0x6d0
>> [<c03672e6>] vsnprintf+0x3a6/0x6c0
>> [<c057a92d>] schedule_timeout+0x7d/0xb0
>> [<c021e0c8>] __wake_up+0x38/0x50
>> [<c057a74a>] wait_for_common+0x8a/0x130
>> [<c0220ab0>] default_wake_function+0x0/0x10
>> [<c0237743>] call_usermodehelper_exec+0xc3/0xf0
>> [<c0362ede>] kobject_uevent_env+0x37e/0x3a0
>> [<c03d5921>] device_add+0x551/0x630
>> [<c03d5ac3>] device_create_vargs+0xb3/0xd0
>> [<c06ccc47>] microcode_intel_module_init+0x0/0x39
>> [<c03d5b0b>] device_create+0x2b/0x30
>> [<c0385f2e>] misc_register+0xbe/0x170
>> [<c02137d1>] microcode_init+0x21/0xf0
>> [<c0201336>] do_one_initcall+0x26/0x170
>> [<c021e0c8>] __wake_up+0x38/0x50
>> [<c0237c98>] insert_work+0x48/0x50
>> [<c02380a5>] __queue_work+0x25/0x40
>> [<c023812a>] queue_work_on+0x3a/0x50
>> [<c06c29bf>] kernel_init+0x170/0x251
>> [<c06c284f>] kernel_init+0x0/0x251
>> [<c0204157>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
>> =======================
>
> As a mad guess, I'd guess that someone changed get_online_cpus() so
> that disables preemption (with a suitable config combination, perhaps).
> Which would cause microcode_init()'s sysdev_driver_register() to run
> in atomic context.
>
> But that's just a guess - I can't immediately see any change in there
> which does this. Ingo, any theories?

Looks like the kernel was W-tainted already... so likely there was a
BUG or a WARNING even before this. And I think this sort of warning
can happen if a(nother) process was killed while preemption was off
(e.g. a BUG() at the wrong moment). Ryan?


Vegard

--
"The animistic metaphor of the bug that maliciously sneaked in while
the programmer was not looking is intellectually dishonest as it
disguises that the error is the programmer's own creation."
-- E. W. Dijkstra, EWD1036


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