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SubjectKernel Oops with spinlocks and modules in 2.5.30

Hi,

I get a kernel oops when using wake_up_interruptible in modules.
I traced it down to the spin_lock code

I also searched the kernel archive and found that many other
people have also faced this problem. And it is supposed to do
with gcc and as. But I could not find any information on the
right version that I must use.

But i might be totally wrong in my conclusion, so I have included
the oops file.

My environment.
Processor: Pentium II
Kernel: 2.5.30
Gcc package: 2.96-98
Binutils package: 2.11.93.0.2-11

thanks in advance

Aravind


----------oops file----------------------


No modules in ksyms, skipping objects
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address
00000003
c011424e
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0002
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c011424e>] Not tainted
Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
EFLAGS: 00010006
eax: 00000003 ebx: 00000206 ecx: 00000000 edx: c4838090
esi: 00000003 edi: 00000000 ebp: c25fff70 esp: c25fff68
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Stack: c4838000 c26cb000 c25fff90 c48380a7 c48383d4 00000001 00000001
c1028018
c02d31c4 00000207 c26cb000 c0119b5e c4838000 c26cb000 00000000
c0118f53
c4838000 00000000 c25fe000 bffffc60 00000001 bfffeac8 c0107193
bffffc60
Call Trace: [<c48380a7>] [<c48383d4>] [<c0119b5e>] [<c0118f53>]
[<c0107193>]
Code: f0 fe 0e 0f 88 35 18 00 00 6a 00 51 52 56 e8 7f ff ff ff 83

>>EIP; c011424e <__wake_up+e/40> <=====
Trace; c48380a7 <END_OF_CODE+44979eb/???
Trace; c48383d4 <END_OF_CODE+4497d18/???
Trace; c0119b5e <free_module+1e/d0>
Trace; c0118f53 <sys_delete_module+123/250>
Trace; c0107193 <syscall_call+7/b>
Code; c011424e <__wake_up+e/40>
00000000 <_EIP>:
Code; c011424e <__wake_up+e/40> <=====
0: f0 fe 0e lock decb (%esi) <=====
Code; c0114251 <__wake_up+11/40>
3: 0f 88 35 18 00 00 js 183e <_EIP+0x183e> c0115a8c
<.text.lock.sched+90/214>
Code; c0114257 <__wake_up+17/40>
9: 6a 00 push $0x0
Code; c0114259 <__wake_up+19/40>
b: 51 push %ecx
Code; c011425a <__wake_up+1a/40>
c: 52 push %edx
Code; c011425b <__wake_up+1b/40>
d: 56 push %esi
Code; c011425c <__wake_up+1c/40>
e: e8 7f ff ff ff call ffffff92 <_EIP+0xffffff92>
c01141e0 <__wake_up_common+0/60>
Code; c0114261 <__wake_up+21/40>
13: 83 00 00 addl $0x0,(%eax)

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