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SubjectRe: BUG: write-lock lockup
On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:53:43 -0400
"Charles C. Bennett, Jr." <ccb@acm.org> wrote:

>
> Hi All -
>
> I'm seeing write-lock lockups... this is happening with
> the Fedora kernels from at least as far back as their 2.6.15-1.1833_FC4
> (2.6.15.5) and as recently as their 2.6.16-1.2111_FC4 (2.6.16.17).
>
> It's a beefy box:
> Gateway 9515R - Intel ICH5/ICH5R
> Two Dual Core 3.0 ghz Xeons, 4GB RAM
> All disks via Emulex LP101-H (thor), switched fabric to
> Hitachi WMS SAN storage.
>
> The lockups are not process-specific. Running mke2fs on large
> filesystems seems to get it happen sooner rather than later.

Apart from these messages, does the machine otherwise work OK?

> I can fish out any other data you need, run tests, etc.
>
>
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: BUG: write-lock lockup on CPU#6, mkfs.ext2/3258, f799c864 (Not tainted)
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c01f21d7>] __write_lock_debug+0xb4/0xdd [<c01f223f>] _raw_write_lock+0x3f/0x7c
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c015532c>] shrink_list+0x197/0x45d [<c01557a3>] shrink_cache+0xe7/0x29b
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c014d955>] bad_range+0x22/0x2f [<c014dfe3>] __rmqueue+0xd1/0x156
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c0155db9>] shrink_zone+0x89/0xd8 [<c0155e6e>] shrink_caches+0x66/0x74
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c0155f29>] try_to_free_pages+0xad/0x1b7 [<c014e8a5>] __alloc_pages+0x136/0x2ec
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c016ca3e>] __block_commit_write+0x83/0x8f [<c014be23>] generic_file_buffered_write+0x16b/0x655
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c012a04b>] current_fs_time+0x5a/0x75 [<c012a04b>] current_fs_time+0x5a/0x75
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c0182cd8>] inode_update_time+0x2d/0x99 [<c014c5b0>] __generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x2a3/0x4d9
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c014c822>] generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x3c/0x92 [<c01719e0>] blkdev_file_write+0x0/0x24
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c014c99c>] generic_file_write_nolock+0x85/0x9f [<c0139196>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x37
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c0171a00>] blkdev_file_write+0x20/0x24 [<c01699f2>] vfs_write+0xa2/0x15a
> Jun 9 20:43:40 localhost kernel: [<c0169b55>] sys_write+0x41/0x6a [<c0104035>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: BUG: write-lock lockup on CPU#1, mkfs.ext2/3259, f799c864 (Not tainted)
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c01f21d7>] __write_lock_debug+0xb4/0xdd [<c01f223f>] _raw_write_lock+0x3f/0x7c
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c032bd15>] _write_lock_irqsave+0x9/0xd [<c015070d>] test_clear_page_writeback+0x2d/0xa6
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c014a09c>] end_page_writeback+0x76/0x84 [<c016b2c9>] end_buffer_async_write+0xbf/0x12a
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c01f1167>] memmove+0x24/0x2d [<c014d292>] mempool_free+0x3a/0x73
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c016db6a>] end_bio_bh_io_sync+0x0/0x4f [<c016db6a>] end_bio_bh_io_sync+0x0/0x4f
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c016db8d>] end_bio_bh_io_sync+0x23/0x4f [<c016f307>] bio_endio+0x3e/0x69
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c01e2e88>] __end_that_request_first+0x101/0x235 [<f885c8af>] scsi_end_request+0x1b/0xb0 [scsi_mod]
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<f885cbd5>] scsi_io_completion+0x151/0x4d2 [scsi_mod] [<f8833c97>] sd_rw_intr+0x70/0x3c1 [sd_mod]
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<f8857cad>] scsi_finish_command+0x82/0xd0 [scsi_mod] [<f8857b8e>] scsi_softirq+0xc0/0x137 [scsi_mod]
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c012a1f2>] __do_softirq+0x72/0xdc [<c0106383>] do_softirq+0x4b/0x4f
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: =======================
> Jun 9 21:02:58 localhost kernel: [<c0106265>] do_IRQ+0x55/0x86 [<c0104a7a>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
> Jun 9 21:03:05 localhost kernel: [<c014e387>] free_hot_cold_page+0xd5/0x126 [<c014eaf4>] __pagevec_free+0x1f/0x2e
> Jun 9 21:03:08 localhost kernel: [<c0154371>] __pagevec_release_nonlru+0x29/0x8b [<c01553aa>] shrink_list+0x215/0x45d
> Jun 9 21:03:09 localhost kernel: [<c01557a3>] shrink_cache+0xe7/0x29b [<c0155db9>] shrink_zone+0x89/0xd8
> Jun 9 21:03:09 localhost kernel: [<c0155e6e>] shrink_caches+0x66/0x74 [<c0155f29>] try_to_free_pages+0xad/0x1b7
> Jun 9 21:03:09 localhost kernel: [<c014e8a5>] __alloc_pages+0x136/0x2ec [<c016ca3e>] __block_commit_write+0x83/0x8f
> Jun 9 21:03:10 localhost kernel: [<c014be23>] generic_file_buffered_write+0x16b/0x655 [<c012a04b>] current_fs_time+0x5a/0x75
> Jun 9 21:03:11 localhost kernel: [<c0182cd8>] inode_update_time+0x2d/0x99 [<c014c5b0>] __generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x2a3/0x4d9
> Jun 9 21:03:11 localhost kernel: [<c014c822>] generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x3c/0x92 [<c01719e0>] blkdev_file_write+0x0/0x24
> Jun 9 21:03:12 localhost kernel: [<c014c99c>] generic_file_write_nolock+0x85/0x9f [<c0139196>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x37
> Jun 9 21:03:12 localhost kernel: [<c0171a00>] blkdev_file_write+0x20/0x24 [<c01699f2>] vfs_write+0xa2/0x15a
> Jun 9 21:03:12 localhost kernel: [<c0169b55>] sys_write+0x41/0x6a [<c0104035>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

Well. Obviously __write_lock_debug():print_once was meant to have static
scope (__read_mostly, too). But that's a cosmetic thing.

I'm suspecting that the debug code has simply gone wrong here - that
there's such a lot of read_lock() traffic happening with this workload that
the debug version of write_lock() simply isn't able to take the lock.

This might fix it, but it'll break the timing calculations in that loop.

--- devel/lib/spinlock_debug.c~a 2006-06-17 03:08:35.000000000 -0700
+++ devel-akpm/lib/spinlock_debug.c 2006-06-17 03:08:56.000000000 -0700
@@ -219,7 +219,7 @@ static void __write_lock_debug(rwlock_t
for (i = 0; i < loops_per_jiffy * HZ; i++) {
if (__raw_write_trylock(&lock->raw_lock))
return;
- __delay(1);
+ cpu_relax();
}
/* lockup suspected: */
if (print_once) {
_

(I'm a little surprised that RH-FC ships with this debug option enabled. It's
good for kernel development, but not optimal for users...)

Ingo, we have two bugs in there - some assist and thought would be
appreciated, please.
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