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Subjectkernel BUG at include/linux/dcache.h:271!
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1) Kernel is 2.5.69 bitkeeper as of May 21.
The following occurs when removing the rd module from the kernel.
I get a segmentation fault, and lsmod freezes. Kernel log says:

agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 00:00.0 into 4x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 01:00.0 into 4x mode
ACPI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 00:11.5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:11.5 to 64
devfs_mk_dir(rd): could not append to dir: dffcd8c0 ""
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
------------[ cut here ]------------
kernel BUG at include/linux/dcache.h:271!
invalid operand: 0000 [#1]
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<c0186dec>] Tainted: PF
EFLAGS: 00010246
EIP is at sysfs_remove_dir+0x1c/0x152
eax: 00000000 ebx: e09e18c4 ecx: c034eba0 edx: 00000000
esi: d5acee40 edi: d58a8980 ebp: e09e1840 esp: d5a2bed8
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process rmmod (pid: 1302, threadinfo=d5a2a000 task=d5e30640)
Stack: 00000000 00000000 dfdf4b40 00000000 e09e18c4 00000001 d58a8980 e09e1840
c01e3a03 e09e18c4 c034eba0 e09e18c4 e09e18c4 c01e3a53 e09e18c4 d58a88c0
c022b45d e09e18c4 d58a88c0 c022f3c3 d58a88c0 d58a88c0 d58a88c0 c01858f8
Call Trace:
[<e09e18c4>] rd_queue+0x44/0x148 [rd]
[<e09e1840>] rd_bdev+0x0/0x40 [rd]
[<c01e3a03>] kobject_del+0x43/0x80
[<e09e18c4>] rd_queue+0x44/0x148 [rd]
[<e09e18c4>] rd_queue+0x44/0x148 [rd]
[<e09e18c4>] rd_queue+0x44/0x148 [rd]
[<c01e3a53>] kobject_unregister+0x13/0x30
[<e09e18c4>] rd_queue+0x44/0x148 [rd]
[<c022b45d>] elv_unregister_queue+0x1d/0x40
[<e09e18c4>] rd_queue+0x44/0x148 [rd]
[<c022f3c3>] unlink_gendisk+0x13/0x40
[<c01858f8>] del_gendisk+0x58/0xe0
[<e09e1800>] +0x0/0x40 [rd]
[<e09e063e>] +0x4e/0x88 [rd]
[<c0145370>] unmap_vma+0x40/0x80
[<e09e15c0>] +0x0/0x140 [rd]
[<c01311f9>] sys_delete_module+0x109/0x140
[<e09e15c0>] +0x0/0x140 [rd]
[<c0145854>] sys_munmap+0x44/0x70
[<c01090e5>] sysenter_past_esp+0x52/0x71
Code: 0f 0b 0f 01 7b c9 2d c0 ff 06 85 f6 0f 84 1c 01 00 00 8b 6e

2) ALSA:
(Using snd-via82xx, no oss, testing with xmms and libALSA.so)
I notice the following on 2.5 only. (I use 2.4 ALSA too and it works fine).

When playing an mp3 file and either:

- attempting to stop the music, or restart it, or play another one, or skip
in the middle causes the music to keep looping in place until killed.

Testing with mplayer:
- skipping forward works fine, pause causes loop.

Since the problem does not occur in 2.4 (2.4.21-rc2, alsa 0.9.2 from
alsa-project.org) I thought it to be a kernel bug.

3) Could someone clarify some module issues for me.
I doubt those are bugs, but I have limited understanding of modules, and I'd
appreciate some help. Perhaps email off the list?

- rmmod -a has no effect for me on either 2.4 or 2.5.
On 2.4 modules marked autoclean and unused are not removed by that command.
I need to specify the name of the module to get it removed. Why so?

- I need to manually insmod snd-via82xx for ALSA to work.
The following line is present in modules.conf/modprobe.conf:
alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx. Why isn't the module autoloaded when I attempt
to use xmms to play audio.

- what is the significance of modules.devfs in 2.5 - is it still necessary.
Does the script generate_modprobe.conf take modules.devfs into account?
What will happen to devfs in the future?

Thank you for your help.



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