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SubjectRe: linux-next: boot failures with next-20120411
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Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz> wrote:

> On 04/13/2012 10:02 AM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > On 04/13/2012 04:30 AM, Michael Neuling wrote:
> >> Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> Some (not all) of my PowerPC boot tests have failed like this after
> >>> getting into user mode (this one was just after udev started, but others
> >>> are after other processes getting going):
> >>>
> >>> Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0xc0000003f9d550
> >>> Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000001b7f40
> >>> Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
> >>> SMP NR_CPUS=32 NUMA pSeries
> >>> Modules linked in: ehea
> >>> NIP: c0000000001b7f40 LR: c0000000001b7f14 CTR: c0000000000e04f0
> >>> REGS: c0000003f68bf6b0 TRAP: 0300 Not tainted (3.4.0-rc2-autokern1)
> >>> MSR: 800000000280b032 <SF,VEC,VSX,EE,FP,ME,IR,DR,RI> CR: 24422424 XER: 20000001
> >>> SOFTE: 1
> >>> CFAR: 000000000000562c
> >>> DAR: 00c0000003f9d550, DSISR: 40000000
> >>> TASK = c0000003f8818000[3192] 'kdump' THREAD: c0000003f68bc000 CPU: 5
> >>> GPR00: 0000000000000000 c0000003f68bf930 c000000000ce1d40 c0000003fe00ec00
> >>> GPR04: 00000000000002d0 0000000000000038 c0000003f8f935e8 c000000000e55280
> >>> GPR08: 0000000000000011 c000000000bcb280 c000000000bcb1e8 000000000028a000
> >>> GPR12: 0000000024422424 c00000000f33bc80 00000fffdd90a770 0000000000081000
> >>> GPR16: c0000003f846c000 000000000de4f7a0 f00000000de4f7a0 0000000000000000
> >>> GPR20: c0000003f8365408 c0000003f8365480 c0000003f8e5d110 0000000000000000
> >>> GPR24: 0000000000000100 c0000003f8365400 c0000000001e5424 00000000000002d0
> >>> GPR28: 0000000000000800 00c0000003f9d550 c000000000c5b718 c0000003fe00ec00
> >>> NIP [c0000000001b7f40] .__kmalloc+0x70/0x230
> >>> LR [c0000000001b7f14] .__kmalloc+0x44/0x230
> >>> Call Trace:
> >>> [c0000003f68bf930] [c0000003f68bf9b0] 0xc0000003f68bf9b0 (unreliable)
> >>> [c0000003f68bf9e0] [c0000000001e5424] .alloc_fdmem+0x24/0x70
> >>> [c0000003f68bfa60] [c0000000001e54f8] .alloc_fdtable+0x88/0x130
> >>> [c0000003f68bfaf0] [c0000000001e5924] .dup_fd+0x384/0x450
> >>> [c0000003f68bfbd0] [c00000000009a310] .copy_process+0x880/0x11d0
> >>> [c0000003f68bfcd0] [c00000000009aee0] .do_fork+0x70/0x400
> >>> [c0000003f68bfdc0] [c0000000000141c4] .sys_clone+0x54/0x70
> >>> [c0000003f68bfe30] [c000000000009aa0] .ppc_clone+0x8/0xc
> >>> Instruction dump:
> >>> 4bff9281 2ba30010 7c7f1b78 40dd00f4 e96d0040 e93f0000 7ce95a14 e9070008
> >>> 7fa9582a 2fbd0000 41de0054 e81f0022 <7f3d002a> 38000000 886d01f2 980d01f2
> >>> ---[ end trace 366fe6c7ced3bfb0 ]---
> >>>
> >>> This did not happen yesterday. Just wondering if anyone can think of
> >>> anything obvious. Full console log at
> >>> http://ozlabs.org/~sfr/next-20120411.log.bz2
> >>
> >> I managed to bisect this down using pseries_defconfig with next-20120412
> >> to this patch:
> >>
> >> commit 85bbc003b24335e253a392f6a9874103b77abb36
> >> Author: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
> >> Date: Mon Apr 2 13:54:22 2012 +0200
> >>
> >> TTY: HVC, use tty from tty_port
> >>
> >> The driver already used refcounting. So we just switch it to tty_port
> >> helpers. And switch to tty_port->lock for tty.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
> >> Cc: linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org
> >> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> >>
> >> Reverting this commit (and 0146b6939074ebe14ece3604fd00e7be128a3812
> >> otherwise git barfs) fixes the problem on next-20120412.
> >>
> >> I'm assuming we got the ref count changes wrong somewhere in the patch
> >> but the tty code is beyond me. Jiri, can you take a look?
> >
> > Yeah, I see. I forgot to remove a couple of tty reference drops. The
> > reference is dropped by tty_port_tty_set in open/close/hangup now. Does
> > the attached patch help?
>
> And the patch is incomplete. Now we have a leak. This one should work.

Fixes the problem here.. Thanks.

Tested-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>


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