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SubjectRe: Boot failure with next-20120208
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On 2/13/2012 12:05 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:18:34 -0800 Arjan van de Ven
> <arjan@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2/12/2012 7:04 PM, Michael Neuling wrote:
>>>> Just a quick note to say I got a boot OOPs with next-20120208
>>>> and 9 on a Power7 blade (my other PowerPC boot tests are ok.
>>>> I'll investigate this further on Monday.
>
> Thanks for testing linux-next. Very useful.
>
>>>> The line referenced below is:
>>>>
>>>> BUG_ON(!kobj || !kobj->sd || !attr);
>>>>
>>>> in sysfs_create_file().
>
> Yes, this is exactly why we should never use BUG_ON(a || b). We
> don't know which of those three expressions triggered.
>
>>>> calling .topology_init+0x0/0x1ac @ 1 initcall
>>>> 7_.async_cpu_up+0x0/0x40 returned 0 after 9765 usecs
>>>> async_continuing @ 20 after 9765 usec ------------[ cut here
>>>> ]------------ kernel BUG at fs/sysfs/file.c:573! Oops:
>>>> Exception in kernel mode, sig: 5 [#1] SMP NR_CPUS=32 NUMA
>>>> pSeries Modules linked in: NIP: c00000000024a35c LR:
>>>> c0000000004ee050 CTR: c00000000083ca24 REGS: c0000003fd9e7560
>>>> TRAP: 0700 Not tainted (3.3.0-rc2-autokern1) MSR:
>>>> 8000000000029032 <SF,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI> CR: 88002082 XER:
>>>> 0000000f CFAR: c00000000024a370 TASK = c0000003fd9e8000[20]
>>>> 'kworker/u:6' THREAD: c0000003fd9e4000 CPU: 0 GPR00:
>>>> 0000000000000001 c0000003fd9e77e0 c000000000d19bb8
>>>> 0000000000000000 GPR04: c000000000bf37a8 0000000000000008
>>>> 8000000002096400 0000000000000000 GPR08: 0000000000000000
>>>> c000000000f80028 c000000000d52bd8 0000000000000000 GPR12:
>>>> 0000000048002088 c00000000f33b000 0000000001affa78
>>>> 00000000009aa000 GPR16: 0000000000e1f3c8 0000000002d517f0
>>>> 0000000001aff984 0000000000000060 GPR20: 0000000000000000
>>>> ffffffffffffffff 0000000000000000 c000000000c45128 GPR24:
>>>> 0000000000000000 0000000000000008 0000000000000000
>>>> c000000000c44200 GPR28: c000000000f80028 0000000000000008
>>>> c000000000c85038 0000000000000002 NIP [c00000000024a35c]
>>>> .sysfs_create_file+0x1c/0x40 LR [c0000000004ee050]
>>>> .device_create_file+0x20/0x40 Call Trace: [c0000003fd9e77e0]
>>>> [c0000003fd9e78a0] 0xc0000003fd9e78a0 (unreliable)
>>>> [c0000003fd9e7850] [c00000000083c9a4]
>>>> .register_cpu_online+0x1d0/0x250 [c0000003fd9e7900]
>>>> [c00000000083ca8c] .sysfs_cpu_notify+0x68/0x28c
>>>> [c0000003fd9e79b0] [c00000000083769c]
>>>> .notifier_call_chain+0x9c/0x100 [c0000003fd9e7a50]
>>>> [c0000000000a5878] .__cpu_notify+0x38/0x80 [c0000003fd9e7ad0]
>>>> [c00000000083e124] ._cpu_up+0x10c/0x178 [c0000003fd9e7b90]
>>>> [c00000000083e2c8] .cpu_up+0x138/0x164 [c0000003fd9e7c20]
>>>> [c000000000ba46d0] .async_cpu_up+0x28/0x40 [c0000003fd9e7ca0]
>>>> [c0000000000d81ec] .async_run_entry_fn+0xbc/0x1f0
>>>> [c0000003fd9e7d50] [c0000000000c7cbc]
>>>> .process_one_work+0x19c/0x590 [c0000003fd9e7e10]
>>>> [c0000000000c8618] .worker_thread+0x188/0x4b0
>>>> [c0000003fd9e7ed0] [c0000000000ce57c] .kthread+0xbc/0xd0
>>>> [c0000003fd9e7f90] [c000000000021448]
>>>> .kernel_thread+0x54/0x70 Instruction dump: 7fa3eb78 ebe1fff8
>>>> eba1ffe8 7c0803a6 4e800020 2c230000 41820024 e8630030
>>>> 7c800074 7800d182 2fa30000 419e0014 <0b000000> 38a00002
>>>> 4bfffebc e8630030 ---[ end trace 31fd0ba7d8756001 ]---
>>>> initcall .topology_init+0x0/0x1ac returned 0 after 0 usecs
>>>> calling .pcibios_init+0x0/0xe8 @ 1 PCI: Probing PCI
>>>> hardware PCI: Probing PCI hardware done initcall
>>>> .pcibios_init+0x0/0xe8 returned 0 after 0 usecs calling
>>>> .add_system_ram_resources+0x0/0x140 @ 1 initcall
>>>> .add_system_ram_resources+0x0/0x140 returned 0 after 0 usecs
>>>> calling
>>>> .__machine_initcall_powermac_pmac_i2c_create_platform_devices+0x0/0xc8
>>>> @ 1 initcall
>>>> .__machine_initcall_powermac_pmac_i2c_create_platform_devices+0x0/0xc8
>>>> returned 0 after 0 usecs calling .opal_init+0x0/0x1cc @ 1
>>>> opal: Node not found initcall .opal_init+0x0/0x1cc returned
>>>> -19 after 0 usecs calling
>>>> .__machine_initcall_pseries_ioei_init+0x0/0xa0 @ 1
>>>
>>> Reverting "smp: start up non-boot CPUs asynchronously"
>>> (8de7a96405 from next-20120208) fixes this problem for me.
>>>
>> if that fixes it, it means PPC has a race somewhere in the cpu
>> hotplug code, since all the patch does is hotplug the cpus one by
>> one (which the normal kernel also does, just not in parallel with
>> other work)
>
> The bug looks pretty generic, nothing very PPC-specific there. It
> might affect other architectures - we won't know until we find out
> wht caused it.

well one half of the race looks pretty generic...
..... doesn't mean the other half of the race is though....

>
> Ho hum, I suppose I should pull the patch out of linux-next, to
> avoid disrupting other testing. This means it's going to be hard
> to get the bug fixed.

it means losing this one big PPC machine indeed.... until they hit
that same race some other way with regular real cpu hotplug ;-(
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