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Subject[2.4.1-pre8] MPP related OPPS
[Paul Mackerras and linux-ppp added to the cc list]

It seems that the MPPP reconstruction queue got corrupted:

ppp_mp_reconstruct() called kfree_skb(), and within kfree_skb() the call
to skb->destructor() crashed:
skb->destructor was 0x01010101.


>
>
> I reported this a few months ago without much details and the machine
> involved died shortly after which made me think that
> this oops was merely bad hardware. This is a brand new machine and the opps
> popped up again. Thankfully I armed myself
> with a serial console and captured this beast.
>
> Definitely bad mojo involved in the MPPP code, this only occurs when 2
> modems are bonded together over serial lines
> connected to a 3com TotalControl PPP server.
>
> I can recreate it with a bare-minimum kernel up to a full featured kernel,
> going all the way back into 2.3.x land.
> It isn't limited to this machine either. :)
>
> Master link is on COM1 using an oldie but goodie USR Dual Standard
> V.Everything
> Slave link is on a USR PCI controller-full 56k modem
>
> With the master link configured with MPP without the slave attached, I can
> run it for days.
> With the master link having the slave attached, I can run it for 5 minutes
> to 30 minutes.
>
> I've even switched master/slave configurations and tried different modems.
>
> Details to follow:
>
> [1.] One line summary of the problem:
> After a few minutes of heavy load, MPPP over serial lines oops's.
>
> [2.] Full description of the problem/report:
> See above.
>
> [4.] Kernel version (from /proc/version):
> Linux version 2.4.1-pre8 (root@usr1-ip031-cs.wmis.net) (gcc version 2.95.3
> 20010101 (prerelease)) #1 Thu Jan 18 21:15:51 EST 2001
>
> Note that this happens with egcs also, and gcc 2.95.2
>
> [5.] Output of Oops.. message (if applicable) with symbolic information
> resolved (see Documentation/oops-tracing.txt)
>
> Script started on Fri Jan 19 00:17:52 2001
> root@usr1-ip028-cs ~]# ksymoops -v /usr/src/linux/vmlinux -k /proc/ksyms -l
> /proc/modules -m /usr/src/linux/System.map <oops.txt
> ksymoops 2.3.7 on i586 2.4.1-pre8. Options used
> -v /usr/src/linux/vmlinux (specified)
> -k /proc/ksyms (specified)
> -l /proc/modules (specified)
> -o /lib/modules/2.4.1-pre8/ (default)
> -m /usr/src/linux/System.map (specified)
>
> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 01010101
> 01010101
> *pde = 00000000
> Oops: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<01010101>]
> Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
> EFLAGS: 00010282
> eax: 01010101 ebx: c1ce7eb4 ecx: c209c000 edx: 00000000
> esi: 00003fd2 edi: 00000000 ebp: c3d839e0 esp: c209de44
> ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
> Process dnetc (pid: 695, stackpage=c209d000)
> Stack: c01accd2 c1ce7eb4 c1ce7eb4 00000000 c49c95b3 c1ce7eb4 00003fd2
> c2e5d1e0
> fffffffe c1ce7e44 000005bd 00000000 c2e5d1e0 c2e5d1e0 c1ce7eb4
> 00003fd2
> c49c9270 c1ce7e00 c1ce7e00 000005c3 c20a3be0 00000001 c1ce7eb4
> c49c8b04
> Call Trace: [<c01accd2>] [<c49c95b3>] [<c49c9270>] [<c49c8b04>] [<c49c8a1b>]
> [<c49ccf86>] [<c49cc383>]
> [<c01726e5>] [<c0172774>] [<c0181487>] [<c0181766>] [<c0109f3c>]
> [<c010a09e>] [<c0108e00>]
> Code: Bad EIP value.
>
> >>EIP; 01010101 Before first symbol <=====
> Trace; c01accd2 <__kfree_skb+7e/134>
> Trace; c49c95b3 <[ppp_generic]ppp_mp_reconstruct+2bf/2d8>
> Trace; c49c9270 <[ppp_generic]ppp_receive_mp_frame+1cc/20c>
> Trace; c49c8b04 <[ppp_generic]ppp_receive_frame+30/7c>
> Trace; c49c8a1b <[ppp_generic]ppp_input+12f/164>
> Trace; c49ccf86 <[ppp_async]ppp_async_input+3ae/458>
> Trace; c49cc383 <[ppp_async]ppp_asynctty_receive+27/58>
> Trace; c01726e5 <flush_to_ldisc+dd/e4>
> Trace; c0172774 <tty_flip_buffer_push+14/5c>
> Trace; c0181487 <receive_chars+1f3/200>
> Trace; c0181766 <rs_interrupt_single+42/88>
> Trace; c0109f3c <handle_IRQ_event+30/5c>
> Trace; c010a09e <do_IRQ+6e/b0>
> Trace; c0108e00 <ret_from_intr+0/20>
>
> Kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
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