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SubjectRe: [2.6.25-rc5-mm1] BUG: spinlock bad magic early during boot
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On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 17:04 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:54:43 +0100
> Tilman Schmidt <tilman@imap.cc> wrote:
>
> > Am 11.03.2008 09:14 schrieb Andrew Morton:
> > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.25-rc5/2.6.25-rc5-mm1/
> >
> > This still complains during startup:
> >
> > <6>[ 0.063442] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
> > <0>[ 0.068233] BUG: spinlock bad magic on CPU#0, swapper/0
> > <0>[ 0.068996] lock: c2c19380, .magic: 00000000, .owner: swapper/0, .owner_cpu: 0
> > <4>[ 0.069227] Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.25-rc5-mm1-testing #1
> > <4>[ 0.069369] [spin_bug+124/135] spin_bug+0x7c/0x87
> > <4>[ 0.069563] [_raw_spin_unlock+25/113] _raw_spin_unlock+0x19/0x71
> > <4>[ 0.069752] [_spin_unlock+29/60] _spin_unlock+0x1d/0x3c
> > <4>[ 0.069941] [mnt_want_write+98/136] mnt_want_write+0x62/0x88
> > <4>[ 0.070131] [sys_mkdirat+134/214] sys_mkdirat+0x86/0xd6
> > <4>[ 0.070322] [clean_path+22/74] ? clean_path+0x16/0x4a
> > <4>[ 0.070558] [kfree+216/236] ? kfree+0xd8/0xec
> > <4>[ 0.070793] [sys_mkdir+16/18] sys_mkdir+0x10/0x12
> > <4>[ 0.070995] [do_name+274/435] do_name+0x112/0x1b3
> > <4>[ 0.071184] [write_buffer+29/44] write_buffer+0x1d/0x2c
> > <4>[ 0.071371] [flush_window+100/179] flush_window+0x64/0xb3
> > <4>[ 0.071558] [unpack_to_rootfs+1580/2233] unpack_to_rootfs+0x62c/0x8b9
> > <4>[ 0.071747] [populate_rootfs+32/265] populate_rootfs+0x20/0x109
> > <4>[ 0.071995] [alternative_instructions+339/344] ? alternative_instructions+0x153/0x158
> > <4>[ 0.072235] [start_kernel+835/853] start_kernel+0x343/0x355
> > <4>[ 0.072422] [i386_start_kernel+8/10] i386_start_kernel+0x8/0xa
> > <4>[ 0.072610] =======================
> > <6>[ 0.072808] Unpacking initramfs... done
> >
> > System comes up fine, though. Not sure whom to CC.
>
> Dave, methinks.
>
> > Machine's a dual-core Pentium D running a 32 bit kernel.
> > Let me know if you want me to provide more information or test anything.

I'm really confused by this one. It looks to me like the initcalls got
all out of whack in their ordering. There's no way in hell that the
populate_rootfs() call should be happening right next to cpu
initialization:

> > <6>[ 0.063442] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.

If you can send me your vmlinux (not vmlinuz), I'll see how the
initcalls are laid out in it. What distro and compiler are you on?

-- Dave



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