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SubjectRe: smbfs (Re: BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0! (
Oleg Verych <> writes:

> [ Adding e-mail of Andrew Morton, he may have clue about who to ping ;]
> [ MAINTAINERS.smbfs seems to be emply ]
> On 2006-11-14, Rasmus BЬg Hansen wrote:
> []
>> [1.] One line summary of the problem:
>> Kernel BUG's and freezes after a soft lockup.
>> [2.] Full description of the problem/report:
>> The night before sunday, my server froze. It was entirely dead and had
>> to be power cycled. There was no seriel console connected but it
>> managed to log a short BUG before, which seems related to smbfs.
>> As it happened in the night, I am unsure what triggered the bug, but
>> it was during the nightly backup routines, which includes running
>> rsync over ssh (over ADSL so pretty slow) and writing some large
>> .tar.bz2 to a smbfs drive. I assume (but do no know for sure) that it
>> was the last one that triggered the bug.
> Nobody seems to picked this up. So.
> Why don't you try debian's kernel 2.6.18 from unstable?

I haven't tried that, partially to get rid of the initrd and have
drivers for the controllers/disks in-kernel, partially because I like
having built my own kernel. That might be silly, of course - I can try
the Debian kernel, if you think it would make a difference.

> I see, you've build it yourself, then try to enable some more locking
> debuging in the "kernel hacking" section.

I am now running with all lock debugging turned on. "Unfortunately"
the machine has been running stable since the crash last weekend -
perhaps the extra-large backup rourines at sunday may trigger it

> (gitweb down, i can't check history of smbfs, and i have amd64 arch, anyway)
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [softlockup_tick+170/195] softlockup_tick+0xaa/0xc3
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [update_process_times+56/137] update_process_times+0x38/0x89
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [smp_apic_timer_interrupt+105/117] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x69/0x75
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [smbiod+238/348] smbiod+0xee/0x15c
> this
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [apic_timer_interrupt+31/36] apic_timer_interrupt+0x1f/0x24
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [journal_init_revoke+49/678] journal_init_revoke+0x31/0x2a6
>> Nov 12 03:54:57 gere kernel: [smbiod+238/348] smbiod+0xee/0x15c
> and this *may be* double (un)lock.

Hopefully lock debugging will tell.


Rasmus Bøg Hansen
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