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SubjectRe: [BUG] linux-next: Tree for March 25 kernel oops, when loading mpt fusion driver - regression
James Bottomley wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 01:47 +0530, Kamalesh Babulal wrote:
>> James Bottomley wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 15:38 -0500, David Teigland wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:14:00PM +0530, Kamalesh Babulal wrote:
>>>>> Hi Stephen,
>>>>>
>>>>> Kernel bug is hit while booting up the next-20080325 kernel with MPT
>>>>> Fusion driver built in.This was reported previously for the
>>>>> next-20080320 kernel
>>>>> http://marc.info/?l=linux-next&m=120601013920868&w=2
>>>> Hi, did you ever get this fixed? I've been having the same problem,
>>>> http://marc.info/?l=linux-scsi&m=121061780821823&w=4
>>>> still exists on 2.6.26-rc8 for me,
>>>>
>>>> Loading scsi_transport_spi.ko module
>>>> Loading mptscsih.ko module
>>>> Loading mptspi.ko module
>>>> Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.06
>>>> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:86:01.0[A] -> GSI 32 (level, low) -> IRQ 32
>>>> mptbase: ioc0: Initiating bringup
>>>> ioc0: LSI53C1030 B2: Capabilities={Initiator,Target}
>>>> mptbase: ioc0: PCI-MSI enabled
>>> I speculate that this might be related to the problem. The fusion
>>> driver was recently flipped to default to MSI enable (previously it had
>>> disabled them). Could you boot it with the fusion module parameter
>>>
>>> mpt_msi_enable=0
>>>
>>> if it actually boots that will be a good confirmation that MSI is to
>>> blame.
>>>
>>>> mptbase: ioc0: Initiating recovery
>>> This I suspect is because of a lost interrupt.
>>>
>>>> BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000948
>>> And this one looks to be a second bug: The MSI fault path is actually
>>> causing this oops.
>>>
>>> James
>>>
>> Hi James,
>>
>> Kernel Bug is still reproducible with 2.6.26-rc9-git1 kernel, I tried booting with mpt_msi_enable=0
>> as boot paramenter, but the call trace remains the same
>>
>> oading mptbase.ko module[ 6.766853] Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.06
>>
>> [ 6.783482] Copyright (c) 1999-2007 LSI Corporation
>> Loading mptscsih.ko module
>> Loading mptspi.ko module
>> [ 6.813157] Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.06
>> [ 6.827369] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:01.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
>> [ 6.850624] mptbase: ioc0: Initiating bringup
>> [ 6.985601] ioc0: LSI53C1030 B2: Capabilities={Initiator}
>> [ 7.002711] mptbase: ioc0: PCI-MSI enabled
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> If you had successfully specified mpt_msi_enable=0 this line wouldn't
> appear.
>
> My best guess is that you incorrectly specified it as a kernel command
> line parameter rather than a module parameter.
>
> James
>
Hi James,

Sorry my fault :(, the kernel bug is not reproducible after disabling it.

--
Thanks & Regards,
Kamalesh Babulal,
Linux Technology Center,
IBM, ISTL.


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