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SubjectRe: [2.6.25-rc5-mm1] BUG: spinlock bad magic early during boot
Dave Hansen wrote:
> For those of you new to this thread, here's the initial report:
>
> http://marc.info/?t=120536629300001&r=1&w=2
>
> I'm pretty sure the root cause of this bug is this commit:
>
> ACPI: basic initramfs DSDT override support
> 71fc47a9adf8ee89e5c96a47222915c5485ac437
>
> Which did this hunk:
>
> @@ -648,6 +654,7 @@ asmlinkage void __init start_kernel(void)
>
> check_bugs();
>
> + populate_rootfs(); /* For DSDT override from initramfs
> */
> acpi_early_init(); /* before LAPIC and SMP init */
>
> /* Do the rest non-__init'ed, we're now alive */
> rest_init();
> ...
>
> Well, the fs initcalls aren't actually done until during rest_init(),
> including initializing my mnt_writer[] spinlocks. I guess I could
> statically initialize them, but that's not the root of the problem, it's
> just the canary in the coal mine.
>
> I think the populate_rootfs() call is completely bogus and certainly
> can't be done before the initcalls. But, I don't immediately have any
> better suggestions for you. Can you delay the ACPI init until after the
> fs initcalls are made?
Hi,

I have made a patch to fix problems with regards to early userspace
calls (http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/23/306) but I don't think it will
solve this bug. So far I had not heard of problems with filesystem
initialization.

I'm not sure it would be possible to delay acpi_early_init() until after
the fs initcalls. Maybe Len knows. How about trying the opposite: what
is the barely minimum to initialize so that the rootfs can be populated
and read? Would it be possible to have a kind of
early_mnt_writer_initialize() that would do that?

See you,
Eric


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