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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lockdep: fix oops in processing workqueue
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:29:52AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 08:10:48AM -0700, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > >From 4d82a1debbffec129cc387aafa8f40b7bbab3297 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 08:06:19 -0700
> >
> > Under memory load, on x86_64, with lockdep enabled, the workqueue's
> > process_one_work() has been seen to oops in __lock_acquire(), barfing
> > on a 0xffffffff00000000 pointer in the lockdep_map's class_cache[].
>
> can you elaborate what 'memory load' means here ?
> I'm curious if I can add something to my fuzzing tool to shake out bugs like this.

I think Hugh knows and can explain this much better than I do. Hugh?

Thanks.

--
tejun


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