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Subject[BUG] __write_lock_failed() oops
After running 64 simultaneous tiobench 256's a few times,
I get the following oops, which I've been seeing intermittently
for a number of 2.5.x releases (since 2.5.x booted on NUMA-Q):


Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xc0106693 in __write_lock_failed () at semaphore.c:176
176 semaphore.c: No such file or directory.
in semaphore.c

for some reason, I'm unable to get a backtrace:

(gdb) bt
#0 0xc0106693 in __write_lock_failed () at semaphore.c:176
Reply contains invalid hex digit 36

This one's relatively painful to reproduce. My attempts to debug it
have more or less flopped thus far.


(gdb) disassemble __write_lock_failed
Dump of assembler code for function __write_lock_failed:
0xc0106684 <__write_lock_failed>: lock addl $0x1000000,(%eax)
0xc010668b <__write_lock_failed+7>: repz nop
0xc010668d <__write_lock_failed+9>: cmpl $0x1000000,(%eax)
0xc0106693 <__write_lock_failed+15>:
jne 0xc010668b <__write_lock_failed+7>
0xc0106695 <__write_lock_failed+17>: lock subl $0x1000000,(%eax)
0xc010669c <__write_lock_failed+24>: jne 0xc0106684 <__write_lock_failed>
0xc01066a2 <__write_lock_failed+30>: ret
0xc01066a3 <__write_lock_failed+31>: nop
End of assembler dump.

(gdb) p/x $eax
$3 = 0xc0331ca0
(gdb) p/x *(unsigned long *)$eax
$4 = 0xffffff



Cheers,
Bill
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