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SubjectRe: 2.5.69+bk: oops in apmd after waking up from suspend mode
mikpe@csd.uu.se, Mon, May 19, 2003 14:16:24 +0200:
> On Wed, 14 May 2003 11:48:13 +0200, Alex Riesen wrote:
> >I have an old Compaq Armada 1592DT. The thing goes automagically into
> >suspend mode after being forgotten for a while. And there is this button
> >to wake it up (the blue one, above the keyboard).
> >
> >Last time i tried to wake it up it produced the attached oops.
> >"Unknown key"s are probable the blue button.
> >After printing out the oops, the system went back into suspend.
> >
> >-alex
> >
> >Suspending devices
> >Suspending device c03219ac
> >Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000090
> > printing eip:
> >c011459f
> >*pde = 00000000
> >Oops: 0000 [#1]
> >CPU: 0
> >EIP: 0060:[<c011459f>] Not tainted
> >EFLAGS: 00010202
> >EIP is at fix_processor_context+0x5f/0x100
> >eax: 0000007c ebx: c5f0e000 ecx: 00000002 edx: 00000000
> >esi: 00000060 edi: 00000000 ebp: c5f0ff5c esp: c5f0ff54
> >ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
> >Process kapmd (pid: 4, threadinfo=c5f0e000 task=c5fbc640)
>
> After receiving Alex' .config and gcc version (3.2.3), I've been
> able to decipher this. current->mm is NULL in the kapmd task. The call
>
> load_LDT(&current->mm->context); /* This does lldt */
>
> in fix_processor_context() computes the address of context as
> (current->mm)+0x7c, which is 0x7c. load_LDT_nolock() dereferences
> 0x7c+0x14 (void *segments = pc->ldt) and the oops follows.
>
> As to _why_ kapmd's current->mm is NULL, I don't know. It isn't
> when I test APM suspend in 2.5.69-bk. A lot of code dereferences
> current->mm without checking, so I guess current->mm==NULL is a bug.
>

i just go and try it with the latest -bk.

-alex

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