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SubjectRe: 2.6.34-rc1: rcu lockdep bug?
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 05:45:56AM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 06:05:38PM +0800, Américo Wang wrote:
>> Hello, Paul and Peter,
>>
>> Attached is the lockdep warning that I triggered today.
>>
>> I am not sure if this is a bug of rcu lockdep, because I am
>> testing my patch when this occurred. However, in the backtrace,
>> there is none of the functions that I touched, weird.
>>
>> So, please help to check if this is a bug of rcu lockdep.
>
>This sort of thing is caused by acquiring the same lock with softirq
>(AKA BH) blocked and not, which can result in self-deadlock.
>
>There was such a bug in the RCU lockdep stuff in -tip, but it has long
>since been fixed. If you were seeing that bug, rcu_do_batch() would
>be on the stack, which it does not appear to be.
>
>So does your patch involve the usbfs_mutex? Or attempt to manipulate
>vfs/fs state from withing networking softirq/BH context?
>

Nope, it is a patch for netpoll, nothing related with usb, nor vfs.

Thanks much!

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