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SubjectRe: [OOPS] 2.6.21-rc6-git5 in cfq_dispatch_insert
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Hi Jens!

On 25 Apr 2007, at 12:18, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 25 2007, Brad Campbell wrote:
>> Jens Axboe wrote:
>>
>>> It looks to be extremely rare. Aliases are extremely rare, front
>>> merges
>>> are rare. And you need both to happen with the details you
>>> outlined. But
>>> it's a large user base, and we've had 3-4 reports on this in the
>>> past
>>> months. So it obviously does happen. I could not make it trigger
>>> without
>>> doctoring the unplug code when I used aio.
>>
>> Well, not that rare on this particular machine (I had a case where
>> I could
>> reproduce it in less than an hour of normal use previously on this
>> box),
>> and I've had it occur a number of times on my servers, I just never
>> reported it before as I never took the time to set up a serial
>> console and
>> capture the oops.
>
> Extremely rare in the sense that it takes md and some certain
> conditions
> to happen for it to trigger. So for most people it'll be extremely
> rare,
> and for others (such as yourself) that hit it, it wont be so rare :-)
>
>>> Here's a fix for it, confirmed.
>>
>> Shall I leave the other debugging in, apply this and run it for a
>> few hard
>> days?
>
> Yes, that would be perfect!
>
Okay, I left all debugging patches in, disabled all kernel
debugging .config stuff and gave it a spin with our usual "killer"
workload (as far as batch systems are repeatable anyway) and so far
there was not a single glitch or message, so I preliminarily conclude
that the bug is squashed. The final word will come once my 1800 batch
jobs are processed and I have my particle physics result ;-)
Ciao,
Roland

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