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SubjectRe: Commit 7eaceaccab5f40 causing boot hang.
On 2011-03-31 14:11, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:37:42PM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> It seems to hard hang, looks very odd:
>>
>> [ 84.056007] BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 67s! [kworker/0:2:743]
>> [ 84.056008] Modules linked in:
>> [ 84.056008] irq event stamp: 334859658
>> [ 84.056008] hardirqs last enabled at (334859657): [<ffffffff815c40c7>] _raw_spin_unlock_irq+0x2b/0x30
>> [ 84.056008] hardirqs last disabled at (334859658): [<ffffffff815c42e7>] save_args+0x67/0x70
>> [ 84.056008] softirqs last enabled at (334855538): [<ffffffff81044819>] __do_softirq+0x1a3/0x1c2
>> [ 84.056008] softirqs last disabled at (334855525): [<ffffffff815cb9cc>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
>> [ 84.056008] CPU 0
>> [ 84.056008] Modules linked in:
>> [ 84.056008]
>> [ 84.056008] Pid: 743, comm: kworker/0:2 Not tainted 2.6.39-rc1+ #12 Bochs Bochs
>> [ 84.056008] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff815c40c9>] [<ffffffff815c40c9>] _raw_spin_unlock_irq+0x2d/0x30
>> [ 84.056008] RSP: 0018:ffff88003d343d98 EFLAGS: 00000202
>> [ 84.056008] RAX: 0000000013f58d89 RBX: 0000000000000006 RCX: ffff88003d2c5998
>> [ 84.056008] RDX: 0000000000000006 RSI: ffff88003d343da0 RDI: ffff88003db19508
>> [ 84.056008] RBP: ffff88003d343da0 R08: ffff88003fc15c00 R09: 0000000000000001
>> [ 84.056008] R10: ffffffff81e0d040 R11: ffff88003d343d60 R12: ffffffff815cb18e
>> [ 84.056008] R13: 0000000000000001 R14: ffff88003d2c5998 R15: ffffffff81069aec
>> [ 84.056008] FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff88003fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
>> [ 84.056008] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
>> [ 84.056008] CR2: 000000000060d828 CR3: 000000003d3f8000 CR4: 00000000000006f0
>> [ 84.056008] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
>> [ 84.056008] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
>> [ 84.056008] Process kworker/0:2 (pid: 743, threadinfo ffff88003d342000, task ffff88003db18f60)
>> [ 84.056008] Stack:
>> [ 84.056008] ffff88003d2c5870 ffff88003d343dc0 ffffffff812171d3 ffff88003fc15c00
>> [ 84.056008] ffff88003d31e6c0 ffff88003d343e50 ffffffff81053e99 ffffffff81053e0b
>> [ 84.056008] ffff88003d342010 ffff88003db18f60 0000000000000046 ffff88003fc15c05
>> [ 84.056008] Call Trace:
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff812171d3>] blk_delay_work+0x32/0x36
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff81053e99>] process_one_work+0x230/0x397
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff81053e0b>] ? process_one_work+0x1a2/0x397
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff8105612a>] worker_thread+0x136/0x255
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff81055ff4>] ? manage_workers+0x190/0x190
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff8105974a>] kthread+0x7d/0x85
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff815cb8d4>] kernel_thread_helper+0x4/0x10
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff815c4440>] ? retint_restore_args+0xe/0xe
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff810596cd>] ? __init_kthread_worker+0x56/0x56
>> [ 84.056008] [<ffffffff815cb8d0>] ? gs_change+0xb/0xb
>> [ 84.056008] Code: 01 00 00 00 48 89 e5 53 48 89 fb 48 83 c7 18 48 83 ec 08 48 8b 55 08 e8 11 7b aa ff 48 89 df e8 03 05 c7 ff e8 f3 5e aa ff fb 5e <5b> c9 c3 55 48 89 e5 41 54 49 89 fc 48 8b 55 08 48 83 c7 18 53
>
> Is CONFIG_PREEMPT[_VOLUNTARY] set? The soft lockup detection works by
> checking whether a high pri RT task is scheduled periodically and busy
> looping in kernel code with preemption disabled or CONFIG_PREEMPT
> disabled would trigger it. The backtrace doesn't mean the CPU is
> stuck there not progressing. It just shows where the CPU is at the
> moment of triggering and the softlockup triggering itself indicates
> that IRQ and bottom halves are running fine.
>
> I think more likely failure mode is something is looping in block path
> expecting someone else to do something but as it is busy looping and
> preemption isn't enabled the someone else can't proceed. We had a
> similar problem in md lately.
>
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.raid/33020

I think this sound exactly right, and also explains why SMP works. And
yes CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY=y is set.

> If this is the case, a good way to debug would be triggering sysrq-l
> multiple times while the machine is hung and see where the CPU is busy
> looping.

Doesn't respond to sysrq. I'll poke around.

--
Jens Axboe



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