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SubjectRe: [bug, 2.6.26-rc4/rc5] sporadic bootup crashes in blk_lookup_devt()/prepare_namespace()
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 10:03:12 +0200 Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
>> -tip testing has started triggering a new type of sporadic bootup crash
>> a few days ago. Find below a collection of 14 crashes i've managed to
>> capture so far, which are all similar to this crash pattern:
>>
>> BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff81003b984fb8
>> IP: [<ffffffff803fafd4>] blk_lookup_devt+0x42/0xa0
>> PGD 8063 PUD 9063 PMD 3be2d163 PTE 800000003b984160
>> Oops: 0000 [1] SMP DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
>>
>> Call Trace:
>> [<ffffffff80bac17b>] ? ip_auto_config+0x0/0xd94
>> [<ffffffff80209259>] name_to_dev_t+0x145/0xeec
>> [<ffffffff803ff2be>] ? __next_cpu_nr+0x22/0x2b
>> [<ffffffff80b7f372>] prepare_namespace+0x91/0x14c
>> [<ffffffff80b7eb70>] kernel_init+0x2fe/0x314
>> [<ffffffff80251f3d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0xca/0xee
>> [<ffffffff80741bbb>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x3a/0x3f
>> [<ffffffff80251f3d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0xca/0xee
>> [<ffffffff8020d3f8>] child_rip+0xa/0x12
>> [<ffffffff8020c90c>] ? restore_args+0x0/0x30
>> [<ffffffff8025068d>] ? trace_hardirqs_off+0xd/0xf
>> [<ffffffff80b7e872>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x314
>> [<ffffffff8020d3ee>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x12
>
> Did you work out where it's dying? Deref of `dev' I assume?

struct gendisk *disk = dev_to_disk(dev);


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