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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] af_packet: Don't use skb after dev_queue_xmit()
    On 1/7/2010 1:50 PM, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
    > On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 01:43:08PM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
    >
    >> On 1/7/2010 1:35 PM, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 01:19:41PM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 1/7/2010 1:01 PM, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 10:05:37AM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Bad news - crashed about an hour after I wrote this email - under
    >>>>>> load - same crash as before. Network watchdog... lots of attempts to
    >>>>>> reset the adapter... then hw watchdog rebooted the system.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> It's a pity. Anyway, I'd be still interested in CONFIG_PACKET_MMAP off
    >>>>> if you find time.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jarek P.
    >>>>>
    >>>> Ok - any particular patch set to try with? I'm going to start with a
    >>>> clean tree using the latest 2.6.32 from git (tried 2.6.33-rc3, but
    >>>> can't get a usable console... will look at that later.)
    >>>>
    >>> My "Berck E. Nash" and Stephen's "pskb_may_pull" sky2 patches. (BTW,
    >>> could you remind if it worked any better with 2.6.31 or earlier?)
    >>>
    >>> Jarek P.
    >>>
    >> I'm not sure my crash-and-burn runs yesterday included the
    >> pskb_may_pull patch :(
    >>
    >> Going to rerun with these patches and with and without MMAP. Will
    >> also retry both with jumbo frames if possible.
    >>
    > If MMAP then some "alternative" too. But first no MMAP.
    >
    > Jarek P.
    >
    Results:
    * no MMAP, mtu=1500, neither alternative patch loaded: adapter crashed:
    Jan 7 15:44:23 mail kernel: DRHD: handling fault status reg 2
    Jan 7 15:44:23 mail kernel: DMAR:[DMA Read] Request device [06:00.0]
    fault addr fffb7bffe000
    Jan 7 15:44:23 mail kernel: DMAR:[fault reason 06] PTE Read access is
    not set
    Jan 7 15:44:23 mail kernel: sky2 0000:06:00.0: error interrupt
    status=0x80000000
    Jan 7 15:44:23 mail kernel: sky2 0000:06:00.0: PCI hardware error (0x2010)
    Jan 7 15:44:24 mail smbd[6572]: [2010/01/07 15:44:24, 0]
    lib/util_sock.c:539(read_fd_with_timeout)
    Jan 7 15:44:24 mail smbd[6572]: [2010/01/07 15:44:24, 0]
    lib/util_sock.c:1491(get_peer_addr_internal)
    Jan 7 15:44:24 mail smbd[6572]: getpeername failed. Error was
    Transport endpoint is not connected
    Jan 7 15:44:24 mail smbd[6572]: read_fd_with_timeout: client 0.0.0.0
    read error = Connection timed out.
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: WARNING: at net/sched/sch_generic.c:261
    dev_watchdog+0xf3/0x164()
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: Hardware name: System Product Name
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (sky2): transmit
    queue 0 timed out
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: Modules linked in: ip6table_filter
    ip6table_mangle ip6_tables ipt_MASQUERADE iptable_nat nf_nat
    iptable_mangle iptable_raw bridge stp appletalk psnap llc nfsd lockd
    nfs_acl auth_rpcgss exportfs hwmon_vid coretemp sunrpc acpi_cpufreq sit
    tunnel4 ipt_LOG nf_conntrack_netbios_ns nf_conntrack_ftp xt_DSCP xt_dscp
    xt_MARK nf_conntrack_ipv6 xt_multiport ipv6 dm_multipath kvm_intel kvm
    snd_hda_codec_analog snd_ens1371 gameport snd_rawmidi snd_ac97_codec
    snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec ac97_bus snd_hwdep snd_seq snd_seq_device
    snd_pcm gspca_spca505 gspca_main firewire_ohci videodev v4l1_compat
    firewire_core pcspkr v4l2_compat_ioctl32 snd_timer iTCO_wdt i2c_i801
    crc_itu_t iTCO_vendor_support snd soundcore snd_page_alloc sky2 wmi
    asus_atk0110 hwmon fbcon tileblit font bitblit softcursor raid456
    async_raid6_recov async_pq raid6_pq async_xor xor async_memcpy async_tx
    raid1 ata_generic pata_acpi pata_marvell nouveau ttm drm_kms_helper drm
    agpgart fb i2c_algo_bit cfbcopyarea i2c_core cfbimgblt cfbfil
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: lrect [last unloaded: microcode]
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: Pid: 0, comm: swapper Tainted: G W
    2.6.32NOMMAP-00847-g50ebb93-dirty #4
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: Call Trace:
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: <IRQ> [<ffffffff8105365a>]
    warn_slowpath_common+0x7c/0x94
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff810536c9>]
    warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x43
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff813e2dcf>] ? netif_tx_lock+0x44/0x6c
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff813e2f37>] dev_watchdog+0xf3/0x164
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff8106e8a4>] ? __queue_work+0x3a/0x42
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff8106316b>]
    run_timer_softirq+0x1c8/0x270
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff8105ae3b>] __do_softirq+0xf8/0x1cd
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff8107ef33>] ?
    tick_program_event+0x2a/0x2c
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff81012e1c>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff810143a3>] do_softirq+0x4b/0xa6
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff8105aa1b>] irq_exit+0x4a/0x8c
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff8146e3e2>]
    smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x86/0x94
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff810127e3>]
    apic_timer_interrupt+0x13/0x20
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: <EOI> [<ffffffff812c678a>] ?
    acpi_idle_enter_bm+0x256/0x28a
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff812c6783>] ?
    acpi_idle_enter_bm+0x24f/0x28a
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff813a5ec8>] ?
    cpuidle_idle_call+0x9e/0xfa
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff81010c90>] ? cpu_idle+0xb4/0xf6
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: [<ffffffff814639c2>] ?
    start_secondary+0x201/0x242
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: ---[ end trace 57f7151f6a5def07 ]---
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: sky2 eth0: tx timeout
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: sky2 eth0: transmit ring 77 .. 36 report=77
    done=77
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: sky2 eth0: disabling interface
    Jan 7 15:44:44 mail kernel: sky2 eth0: enabling interface
    --- adapter dead after this --- rebooted.
    * no MMAP; alternative 1 patch, mtu=1500; no errors; sustained transfer
    rates about 25% lower than what I saw with mmap enabled...(before MMAP
    enabled crashed).
    * no MMAP mtu=9000; ran ok at low transfer rates - when high rates
    kicked in, got the sky2 interrupt error & things went south:
    Jan 7 15:09:28 mail kernel: sky2 0000:06:00.0: error interrupt
    status=0x40000008
    Jan 7 15:09:28 mail kernel: sky2 0000:06:00.0: error interrupt
    status=0x40000008
    After this, remote connections broke and I rebooted... decided to rerun
    w/o MMAP again before going back to MMAP and trying those other sky2
    options...
    * Retest of no MMAP + Alternative 1 - just to confirm consistency.
    Worked - no errors. Only version so far that allows the win7 backup to
    complete.
    * MMAP + NO DMAR + disable_msi=1... also works w/o errors... leaving
    this one running for a while - also completed a backup successfully.
    Fastest of the lot... about 3x faster than any other version, working or
    not.

    I'm leaving this one running for now. Not retesting jumbo for now. Be
    happy to help dig further.

    Tentative recommendations:

    1) The af alternative patch seems rather necessary. First alternative
    seems to be working, I'd suggest that be submitted and backported to 2.6.32.
    2) Steven's pskb_may_pull patch also ought to be included and backported.
    3) Jumbo frame support for yukon2 should probably be disabled until/if
    fixed.
    4) When possible I'll test dmar and disable_msi, and no dmar and no
    disable_msi. When I first hit issues, I was running without DMAR, but
    also without the above patches. I suppose the non-working permutations
    need to be either fixed or invalidated (or well documented).
    5) It would be nice if someone with comparable hardware could reproduce
    these issues. FWIW, I can only recreate the crash running windows backup
    to a cifs share. Copying large files doesn't seem to do it. Could also
    be some other interaction going on here that perhaps others aren't
    running - would be happy to compare notes.

    Notes:
    This *could* be coincidental, but maybe not...
    With MMAP+NO DMAR + disable_msi there are far fewer ... actually almost
    no... bind error reports... and no bind format error messages. With
    NOMMAP and alternative one there are a few more bind error messages and
    one format error message during the several hours that version was up.
    All other configurations going back perhaps for two weeks have
    significantly more bind error reports - and all versions show increasing
    frequency of bind format errors (IPV6 only) in the roughly 10-15 minutes
    preceding the lockup/crash/interrupt error messages. There are none
    immediately preceding any crash, but perhaps there is some correlation
    between the network errors and bind ipv6 packets.



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