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SubjectRe: 2.6.30-rc6: Reported regressions from 2.6.29
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On Sunday 17 May 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13325
> > Subject : 2.6.30-rc kills my box hard - and lockdep chains
> > Submitter : Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
> > Date : 2009-05-14 15:49 (3 days old)
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124231630701394&w=4
>
> Jonathan, there's a side-issue reported there, us running out of
> lockdep space. Could you try this commit from -tip:
>
> d80c19d: lockdep: increase MAX_LOCKDEP_ENTRIES and MAX_LOCKDEP_CHAINS
>
> (which i'll get to Linus in the next ~24 hours.) Maybe that allows
> lockdep to report the reason for the deadlock.
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13321
> > Subject : kernel crash with NULL pointer when boot
> > Submitter : Martin Bammer <mrb74@gmx.at>
> > Date : 2009-05-16 12:37 (1 days old)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/5/16/100
>
> that crash is in reiserfs_for_each_xattr(), during sys_unlink()'s
> xattr teardown.
>
> There's been a good deal of reiserfs changes in this cycle - some
> touch the xattr code as well. Some of them fairly late in the cycle,
> in the last two weeks:
>
> earth4:~/tip> gll v2.6.29..linus --since=two-weeks-ago fs/reiserfs/
> 2a32ceb: Fix races around the access to ->s_options
> 677c9b2: reiserfs: remove privroot hiding in lookup
> b82bb72: reiserfs: dont associate security.* with xattr files
> ab17c4f: reiserfs: fixup xattr_root caching
> edcc37a: Always lookup priv_root on reiserfs mount and keep it
> 5a6059c: reiserfs: Expand i_mutex to enclose lookup_one_len
>
> Martin, you could try a blind revert of say ... ab17c4f, which looks
> the most suspect and which is also a rather large commit.
>
> Or/and you could try a bisect - perhaps accelerated via:
>
> git bisect start fs/reiserfs/

I think there's a fix already for this in the works, but it hasn't been merged
yet. It looks like Jeff has just posted some reiserfs fixes. :-)

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13297
> > Subject : kernel panic - not syncing : fatel exception in interupt
> > Submitter : rob <rob1@housetosell.net>
> > Date : 2009-05-12 19:34 (5 days old)
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124216126903309&w=4
>
> tainted crash, but probably legit. It does show some badness in an
> old-IDE legacy codepath:
>
> [<c0371865>] error_code+0x65/0x6c
> [<c0110155>] do_page_fault+0x0/0x1e0
> [<c027dafc>] ide_complete_rq+0xf/0x3b
> [<c02870a0>] cdrom_newpc_intr+0x64d/0x6cd
> [<c0286a53>] cdrom_newpc_intr+0x0/0x6cd
> [<c027dcc2>] ide_intr+0x109/0x161
> [<c0132298>] handle_IRQ_event+0x54/0xc7
> [<c013354a>] handle_level_irq+0x4f/0x85
> [<c0103df7>] handle_irq+0x17/0x20
> [<c0103da5>] do_IRQ+0x2b/0x66
> [<c0102be9>] common_interupt+0x29/0x30
> [<c0480000>] cmd40x_init+0x2ac/0x38d
> [<c0106db3>] default_idle+0x25/0x38
> [<c01019be>] cpu_idle+0x19/0x2d
> [<c0468907>] start_kernel+0x23f/0x242
>
> report subject line is too unspecific, it should be changed to
> something like:
>
> legacy IDE cmd40x related bootup crash
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13296
> > Subject : Lockdep violation at cleanup_workqueue_thread during suspend
> > Submitter : Zdenek Kabelac <zdenek.kabelac@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2009-05-12 7:59 (5 days old)
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124211522525625&w=4
>
> looks like wireless related - the dependency that connects the
> locks in a wrong way appears to be:
>
> -> #2 (cfg80211_mutex){+.+.+.}:
> [<ffffffff80271a64>] __lock_acquire+0xc64/0x10a0
> [<ffffffff80271f38>] lock_acquire+0x98/0x140
> [<ffffffff8054e78c>] __mutex_lock_common+0x4c/0x3b0
> [<ffffffff8054ebf6>] mutex_lock_nested+0x46/0x60
> [<ffffffffa007e66a>] reg_todo+0x19a/0x590 [cfg80211]
> [<ffffffff80258f18>] worker_thread+0x1e8/0x3a0
> [<ffffffff8025dc3a>] kthread+0x5a/0xa0
> [<ffffffff8020d23a>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
>
> (havent checked deeper)
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13245
> > Subject : possible circular locking dependency detected
> > Submitter : Miles Lane <miles.lane@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2009-05-04 16:56 (13 days old)
>
> same as #13296 above. (The one above should be merged into this one
> i guess)

Yes, I've merged the two.

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13126
> > Subject : BUG: MAX_LOCKDEP_ENTRIES too low! when mounting rootfs
> > Submitter : Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2009-04-15 12:43 (32 days old)
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123979949820538&w=4
>
> should be resolved via the lockdep space extension fix.
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13118
> > Subject : iptables very slow after commit 784544739a25c30637397ace5489eeb6e15d7d49
> > Submitter : Jeff Chua <jeff.chua.linux@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2009-04-10 16:05 (37 days old)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/4/10/111
> > http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/4/25/83
> > Handled-By : Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
>
> solved by:
>
> commit 942e4a2bd680c606af0211e64eb216be2e19bf61
> Author: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
> Date: Tue Apr 28 22:36:33 2009 -0700
>
> netfilter: revised locking for x_tables

Already closed.

> commit log does not credit reporters and testers and does not
> mention bugzilla id.

Sigh.

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13116
> > Subject : Can't boot with nosmp
> > Submitter : Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
> > Date : 2009-04-15 4:18 (32 days old)
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123976917817920&w=4
> > Handled-By : Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
>
> I think this might be fixed by:
>
> d6de2c8: async: Fix module loading async-work regression

That would be good to verify. Stephen?

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13107
> > Subject : LTP 20080131 causes defunct processes w/2.6.30-rc1
> > Submitter : Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org>
> > Date : 2009-04-09 15:43 (38 days old)
> > First-Bad-Commit: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b3bfa0cba867f23365b81658b47efd906830879b
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123929187208953&w=4
> > http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/4/10/193
> > Handled-By : Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> Oleg says in that thread that it's as-designed, and followup
> questions were not replied to (yet).
>
> But ... a relevant seeming commit has been bisected to so this
> shouldnt be ignored that easily.
>
> Andrew, you merged the commit that was bisected to:
>
> From b3bfa0cba867f23365b81658b47efd906830879b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:58:08 -0700
> Subject: [PATCH] signals: protect cinit from blocked fatal signals
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13068
> > Subject : Lockdep warining in inotify_dev_queue_event
> > Submitter : Sachin Sant <sachinp@in.ibm.com>
> > Date : 2009-04-05 12:37 (42 days old)
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123893439229272&w=4
>
> should be fixed by:
>
> 381a80e: inotify: use GFP_NOFS in kernel_event() to work around a lockdep false-positive

Closed.

Thanks a lot,
Rafael


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