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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc5-mm1: "consolechars" hangs on boot
On 03/13, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 23:07:30 +0100
> Laurent Riffard <laurent.riffard@free.fr> wrote:
>
> > Le 11.03.2008 09:14, Andrew Morton a __crit :
> > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.25-rc5/2.6.25-rc5-mm1/
> > >
> >
> > With 2.6.25-rc5-mm1, my system (Ubuntu 7.10/Gutsy) reliably hangs on
> > boot. Sysrq-T shows 12 "consolechars" processes stuck in do_exit call.
> >
> > The bisection said "Sucker is
> > patches/signals-send_signal-factor-out-signal_group_exit-checks.patch"
> >
> > Actually, it's 2.6.25-rc5-mm1 + add-warn_on_secs-macro-fix-fix.patch,
> > I guess this patch is innocent.

Laurent, thanks a lot!

What was the state of consolechars? Where exactly did it hang? do_exit+??

> Actually I later dropped
> signals-send_signal-factor-out-signal_group_exit-checks.patch at Oleg's
> request.
>
> But I don't think we did that because it was known to be buggy, so perhaps
> the same bug crept back in in another form..

Yes, currently I suspect we have another bug.

And. While doing this patch I forgot we should fix the bugs with init first!
(will try to make the patch soon).

Laurent, any chance you can try 2.6.25-rc5-mm1 + the patch below?
Unlikely it can help, but would be great to be sure.

Oleg.

--- MM/kernel/signal.c~ 2008-03-14 08:08:07.000000000 +0300
+++ MM/kernel/signal.c 2008-03-14 08:08:17.000000000 +0300
@@ -719,6 +719,10 @@ static void complete_signal(int sig, str
/*
* This signal will be fatal to the whole group.
*/
+if (is_global_init(p)) {
+ printk(KERN_CRIT "ERR!! init is killed by %d\n", sig);
+ WARN_ON_ONCE(1);
+} else
if (!sig_kernel_coredump(sig)) {
/*
* Start a group exit and wake everybody up.


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