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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc8-mm1 - BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/0/0xffffffff
On Mon, 07 Apr 2008 02:21:22 -0400 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> On Tue, 01 Apr 2008 21:32:14 PDT, Andrew Morton said:
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.25-rc8/2.6.25-rc8-mm1/
>
> Been seeing these crop up once in a while - can take hours after a reboot
> before I see the first one, but once I see one, I'm likely to see more, at
> a frequency of anywhere from ~5seconds to ~10 minutes between BUG msgs.
>
> BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/0/0xffffffff
> Pid: 0, comm: swapper Tainted: P 2.6.25-rc8-mm1 #4
>
> Call Trace:
> [<ffffffff8020b2f4>] ? default_idle+0x0/0x74
> [<ffffffff8022be19>] __schedule_bug+0x5d/0x61
> [<ffffffff80552aea>] schedule+0x11a/0x9e4
> [<ffffffff805536ce>] ? preempt_schedule+0x3c/0xaa
> [<ffffffff802480f1>] ? hrtimer_forward+0x82/0x96
> [<ffffffff804600a4>] ? cpuidle_idle_call+0x0/0xd5
> [<ffffffff8020b2f4>] ? default_idle+0x0/0x74
> [<ffffffff8020b2e0>] cpu_idle+0xf6/0x10a
> [<ffffffff80540cb2>] rest_init+0x86/0x8a
>
> Eventually, I end up with a basically hung system, and need to alt-sysrq-B.
>
> Yes, I know it's tainted, and it's possible the root cause is a self-inflicted
> buggy module - but the traceback above seems odd. Did some of my code manage
> to idle the CPU while is_atomic was set, or is the path from cpu_idle on down
> doing something it shouldn't be?

I'd say that there's an unlock missing somewhere.

> (I admit being confused - if my code was the source of the is_atomic error,
> shouldn't it have been caught on the *previous* call to schedule - the one
> that ran through all the queues and decided we should invoke idle?

Sounds sane. Perhaps preempt_count is getting mucked up in interrupt
context?

iirc there's some toy in either the recently-added tracing code or still in
the -rt tree which would help find a missed unlock, but I forget what it was.
Ingo will know...




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