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SubjectRe: Machine Check Exception and cpufreq
Hi,

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:27:31PM +0100, Giorgio wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have recently noticed the following problem on my machine. When I
> run something like "find dir/ -type f -exec md5sum {} \;" where dir/
> contains several Gb of data, 90% of the time I get a "Machine Check
> Exception" and a kernel panic. These are the logs that I have been
> able to capture using netconsole:
>
> #1:
> [ 2586.090191]
> [ 2586.090194] HARDWARE ERROR
> [ 2586.090210] CPU 0: Machine Check Exception: 4 Bank
> 4: b200001000010c0f
> [ 2586.090214] TSC 4657e129df5
> [ 2586.090221] PROCESSOR 2:20fc2 TIME 1273577579 SOCKET 0 APIC 0
> [ 2586.090225] MC4_STATUS: Uncorrected error, report: yes, MiscV:
> invalid, CPU context corrupt: yes
> [ 2586.090236] Northbridge Error, node 0
> [ 2586.090241] K8 ECC error.
> [ 2586.090246] Transaction type: generic(generic), no timeout, Cache
> Level: L3/generic, Participating Processor: local node observed as 3rd
> party (OBS)
> [ 2586.090251] This is not a software problem!
> [ 2586.090254] Machine check: Processor context corrupt
> [ 2586.090259] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal machine check on current CPU
> [ 2586.090265] Pid: 48, comm: kondemand/0 Tainted: P M
> 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu
> [ 2586.090269] Call Trace:
> [ 2586.090274] <#MC> [<ffffffff8153e010>] panic+0x78/0x137
> [ 2586.090290] [<ffffffff81024442>] mce_panic+0x1e2/0x210
> [ 2586.090297] [<ffffffff81025803>] do_machine_check+0x7d3/0x820
> [ 2586.090304] [<ffffffff815411bc>] machine_check+0x1c/0x30
> [ 2586.090311] [<ffffffff81038be0>] ? native_read_msr_safe+0x10/0x30
> [ 2586.090315] <<EOE>> [<ffffffff8102999a>]
> query_current_values_with_pending_wait+0x5a/0xe0
> [ 2586.090327] [<ffffffff8102a08a>] write_new_fid+0x7a/0x110
> [ 2586.090333] [<ffffffff8102a20b>] core_frequency_transition+0xeb/0x180
> [ 2586.090338] [<ffffffff8102a39a>] transition_fid_vid+0xfa/0x220
> [ 2586.090343] [<ffffffff8102a5be>] transition_frequency_fidvid+0xbe/0x140
> [ 2586.090349] [<ffffffff8102a81e>] powernowk8_target+0x1de/0x390
> [ 2586.090407] [<ffffffff8143194a>] __cpufreq_driver_target+0x3a/0x40
> [ 2586.090413] [<ffffffff81435bcb>] dbs_check_cpu+0x23b/0x240
> [ 2586.090418] [<ffffffff81435ca8>] do_dbs_timer+0xd8/0x100
> [ 2586.090424] [<ffffffff81435bd0>] ? do_dbs_timer+0x0/0x100
> [ 2586.090430] [<ffffffff81080777>] run_workqueue+0xc7/0x1a0
> [ 2586.090436] [<ffffffff810808f3>] worker_thread+0xa3/0x110
> [ 2586.090442] [<ffffffff81085320>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x40
> [ 2586.090448] [<ffffffff81080850>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0x110
> [ 2586.090453] [<ffffffff81084fa6>] kthread+0x96/0xa0
> [ 2586.090459] [<ffffffff810141ea>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
> [ 2586.090464] [<ffffffff81084f10>] ? kthread+0x0/0xa0
> [ 2586.090469] [<ffffffff810141e0>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x20

..

> Note how the error is always the same and the call trace also seems identical.
> After many tests on my hardware (memtest, trying a different power
> suppy, trying different bios paramenters, cleaning memory
> contacts...), looking at the call trace I thought this could be
> related to cpu frequency scaling. So I did the same test again, but
> this time I used the 'performance' governor instead of the 'ondemand'
> one. And, surprisingly, the problem doesn't occur (not even if I start
> multiple heavy jobs,
> like one compilation of a big program and two md5sum jobs on different
> hard drives).
> Could this be a bug on cpufreq? At this point I don't think my
> hardware is faulty.
> Here's some info about my system:
>
> http://mywing.altervista.org/tmp/info.log
>
> I'm not following the list, so please CC me in all reaply. Thanks.

this is very interesting. Question: is it possible to retest with
a newer kernel from upstream (say 2.6.38) to see whether the issue
persists? I'd like to rule out the possibility that powernow-k8 is
not causing any trouble which has been fixed in newer kernels in the
meantime.

Thanks.

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