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SubjectRe: [BUG] AS io-scheduler.
On Mon, Jul 16 2007, Ian Kumlien wrote:
> On mån, 2007-07-16 at 21:56 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 16 2007, Ian Kumlien wrote:
> > > On mån, 2007-07-16 at 19:29 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jul 16 2007, Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> > > > > On 07/15/2007 11:20 AM, Ian Kumlien wrote:
> > > > > > I had emerge --sync failing several times...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So i checked dmesg and found some info, attached further down.
> > > > > > This is a old VIA C3 machine with one disk, it's been running most
> > > > > > kernels in the 2.6.x series with no problems until now.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > PS. Don't forget to CC me
> > > > > > DS.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address ea86ac54
> > > > > > printing eip:
> > > > > > c022dfec
> > > > > > *pde = 00000000
> > > > > > Oops: 0000 [#1]
> > > > > > Modules linked in: eeprom i2c_viapro vt8231 i2c_isa skge
> > > > > > CPU: 0
> > > > > > EIP: 0060:[<c022dfec>] Not tainted VLI
> > > > > > EFLAGS: 00010082 (2.6.22.1 #26)
> > > > > > EIP is at as_can_break_anticipation+0xc/0x190
> > > > > > eax: dfcdaba0 ebx: dfcdaba0 ecx: 0035ff95 edx: cb296844
> > > > > > esi: cb296844 edi: dfcdaba0 ebp: 00000000 esp: ceff6a70
> > > > > > ds: 007b es: 007b fs: 0000 gs: 0033 ss: 0068
> > > > > > Process rsync (pid: 1667, ti=ceff6000 task=d59cf5b0 task.ti=ceff6000)
> > > > > > Stack: cb296844 00000001 cb296844 dfcdaba0 00000000 c022efc8 cb296844
> > > > > > 00000000
> > > > > > dfcffb9c c0227a76 dfcffb9c 00000000 c016e96e cb296844 00000000
> > > > > > dfcffb9c
> > > > > > 00000000 c022af64 00000000 dfcffb9c 00000008 00000000 08ff6b30
> > > > > > c04d1ec0
> > > > > > Call Trace:
> > > > > > [<c022efc8>] as_add_request+0xa8/0xc0
> > > > > > [<c0227a76>] elv_insert+0xa6/0x150
> > > > > > [<c016e96e>] bio_phys_segments+0xe/0x20
> > > > > > [<c022af64>] __make_request+0x384/0x490
> > > > > > [<c02add1e>] ide_do_request+0x6ee/0x890
> > > > > > [<c02294ab>] generic_make_request+0x18b/0x1c0
> > > > > > [<c022b596>] submit_bio+0xa6/0xb0
> > > > > > [<c013b7b8>] mempool_alloc+0x28/0xa0
> > > > > > [<c016bb66>] __find_get_block+0xf6/0x130
> > > > > > [<c016e0bc>] bio_alloc_bioset+0x8c/0xf0
> > > > > > [<c016b647>] submit_bh+0xb7/0xe0
> > > > > > [<c016c1f8>] ll_rw_block+0x78/0x90
> > > > > > [<c019c85d>] search_by_key+0xdd/0xd20
> > > > > > [<c016c201>] ll_rw_block+0x81/0x90
> > > > > > [<c011f190>] irq_exit+0x40/0x60
> > > > > > [<c01066e4>] do_IRQ+0x94/0xb0
> > > > > > [<c0104bc3>] common_interrupt+0x23/0x30
> > > > > > [<c018beca>] reiserfs_read_locked_inode+0x6a/0x490
> > > > > > [<c018e580>] reiserfs_find_actor+0x0/0x20
> > > > > > [<c018c33b>] reiserfs_iget+0x4b/0x80
> > > > > > [<c018e570>] reiserfs_init_locked_inode+0x0/0x10
> > > > > > [<c0189824>] reiserfs_lookup+0xa4/0xf0
> > > > > > [<c0157b03>] do_lookup+0xa3/0x140
> > > > > > [<c0159265>] __link_path_walk+0x615/0xa20
> > > > > > [<c0168a18>] __mark_inode_dirty+0x28/0x150
> > > > > > [<c01631c1>] mntput_no_expire+0x11/0x50
> > > > > > [<c01596b2>] link_path_walk+0x42/0xb0
> > > > > > [<c0159960>] do_path_lookup+0x130/0x150
> > > > > > [<c015a190>] __user_walk_fd+0x30/0x50
> > > > > > [<c0154766>] vfs_lstat_fd+0x16/0x40
> > > > > > [<c01547df>] sys_lstat64+0xf/0x30
> > > > > > [<c0103c42>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
> > > > > > =======================
> > > > >
> > > > > static int as_can_break_anticipation(struct as_data *ad, struct request *rq)
> > > > > {
> > > > > struct io_context *ioc;
> > > > > struct as_io_context *aic;
> > > > >
> > > > > ioc = ad->io_context; <======== ad is bogus
> > > > > BUG_ON(!ioc);
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Call chain is:
> > > > >
> > > > > as_add_request
> > > > > as_update_rq:
> > > > > if (ad->antic_status == ANTIC_WAIT_REQ
> > > > > || ad->antic_status == ANTIC_WAIT_NEXT) {
> > > > > if (as_can_break_anticipation(ad, rq))
> > > > > as_antic_stop(ad);
> > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > So somehow 'ad' became invalid between the time ad->antic_status was
> > > > > checked and as_can_break_anticipation() tried to access ad->io_context?
> > > >
> > > > That's impossible, ad is persistent unless the io scheduler is attempted
> > > > removed. Did you fiddle with switching io schedulers while this
> > > > happened? If not, then something corrupted your memory. And I'm not
> > > > aware of any io scheduler switching bugs, so the oops would still be
> > > > highly suspect if so.
> > >
> > > I wasn't fiddling with the scheduler, it's quite happily been running AS
> > > for quite some time.
> >
> > OK, that rules that out then. Then your oops looks very much like
> > hardware trouble. Perhaps a border liner PSU? Just an idea.
>
> It uses a laptop psu, that doesn't need cooling, this is a microitx
> board =)

Yeah I know, I've had the same setup for a "server" at some point in the
past. It wasn't very stable for me under load, but that doesn't mean
it's a general problem of course :-)

> > You could try and boot with the noop IO scheduler and see if it still
> > oopses. Not sure would else to suggest, your box will likely pass
> > memtest just fine.
>
> It's currently running with cfq since ~2 days without a problem.
>
> I really can't take it down and do a memtest on it, it's my mailserver,
> webserver, firewall etc etc =)

And you shouldn't, as I wrote I don't think that memtest would uncover
anything.

> Just let me know what kind of information you might want and i'll put it
> all up... =)

Lets see if it remains stable with CFQ, I have no further ideas right
now. The oops is impossible.

--
Jens Axboe

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