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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc7: Ugh.
Alan Stern wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, Mark Lord wrote:
>
>> Same thing happens when I rmmod usbhid, and then rmmod ehci_hcd.
>> The rmmod ehci_hcd hangs.
>>
>> But since the rest of the system is still alive, including the non-USB touchpad(!),
>> here is the alt-sysrq-t from syslog:
>>
>> rmmod D f74c2ddc 0 4538 4492
>> f6d3b200 00000086 f74c2c90 f74c2ddc c281e840 00000001 c01131be 00000000
>> 00000001 c0324a00 c0324a00 00000000 00000001 7fffffff 7fffffff f653cea8
>> 00000002 c02906f8 00000000 00000012 c038f6aa 00000086 c011aa05 00000000
>> Call Trace:
>> [__wake_up_common+46/88] __wake_up_common+0x2e/0x58
>> [schedule_timeout+19/134] schedule_timeout+0x13/0x86
>> [wake_up_klogd+43/45] wake_up_klogd+0x2b/0x2d
>> [wait_for_common+205/308] wait_for_common+0xcd/0x134
>> [default_wake_function+0/8] default_wake_function+0x0/0x8
>> [__cancel_work_timer+237/312] __cancel_work_timer+0xed/0x138
>> [wq_barrier_func+0/8] wq_barrier_func+0x0/0x8
>> [<f889f684>] usb_remove_hcd+0x63/0xd7 [usbcore]
>> [<f88a858e>] usb_hcd_pci_remove+0x15/0x68 [usbcore]
>> [pci_device_remove+22/53] pci_device_remove+0x16/0x35
>> [__device_release_driver+88/118] __device_release_driver+0x58/0x76
>> [driver_detach+122/182] driver_detach+0x7a/0xb6
>> [bus_remove_driver+96/126] bus_remove_driver+0x60/0x7e
>> [pci_unregister_driver+30/95] pci_unregister_driver+0x1e/0x5f
>> [sys_delete_module+388/445] sys_delete_module+0x184/0x1bd
>> [remove_vma+49/54] remove_vma+0x31/0x36
>> [do_page_fault+506/1232] do_page_fault+0x1fa/0x4d0
>> [sysenter_past_esp+95/133] sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x85
>> =======================
>>
>> If nothing else, this should point to where USB is getting deadlocked.
>>
>> ??
>
> rmmod is hanging up in a call to cancel_work_sync(), which means the
> real problem is in the workqueue. It's quite understandable that you
> wouldn't want to go any further into debugging this, but in case you
> don't mind, the workqueue task is ksuspend_usbd.
>
> On the other hand, I don't understand how problems with the RTC
> configuration could cause this sort of result.
..

Yeah, me neither. It's not clear whether simply changing the kernel
config made a race condition "go away" for now, or whether it really
fixed things for real.

My system is working with the current config, that's all I know right now.
Gotta fix VMware modules again, but that's de-rigour with new kernels.

Cheers



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