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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc6 : Spontaneous reboots, stack overflows - seems to implicate xfs, scsi, networking, SMP
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 08:10:13PM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Chinner <dgc@sgi.com>
> Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 12:18:09 +1100
>
> > So, assuming the stacks less than 32 bytes are 32 bytes, we've got
> > 1380 bytes in the XFS stack there,
>
> On sparc64 just the XFS parts of the backtrace would be a minimum of
> 2816 bytes (each function has a minimum 8 * 16 byte stack frame, and
> there are about 22 calls in that trace). It's probably a lot more
> with local variables and such.
>
> It's way too much. You guys have to fix this stuff.
>
> If TCP's full send and receive path can be done in less function
> calls, XFS can allocate blocks in less too.
>
> I would even say 10 function calls deep to allocate file blocks
> is overkill, but 22 it just astronomically bad.

Especially since a large part is due to cxfs...
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