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SubjectRe: ftrace introduces instability into kernel 2.6.27(-rc2,-rc3)
* Eran Liberty (liberty@extricom.com) wrote:
> Steven Rostedt wrote:
>> Eran Liberty wrote:
>>> After compiling a kernel with ftrace I started to experience all sorts of
>>> crashes.
>>
>> Just to make sure...
>>
>> ftrace enables markers too, and RCU has tracing with the markers. This may
>> not be the problem, but I just want to eliminate as many variables as
>> possible.
>> Could you disable ftrace, but keep the markers on too. Also, could you
>> enable ftrace again and turn on the FTRACE_STARTUP_TEST.
>
> for the fun of it I took out all my propriety modules; so now its a non
> tainted kernel.
>
> Here is the matrix:
>
> !FTRACE x !MARKERS => stable
> !FTRACE x MARKERS => stable
> FTRACE x !MARKERS => n/a (FTRACE forces MARKERS)
> FTRACE x MARKERS => unstable
> FTRACE x FTRACE_STARTUP_TEST x MARKERS => unstable + tests passed
>
> Testing tracer sched_switch: PASSED
> Testing tracer ftrace: PASSED
> Testing dynamic ftrace: PASSED
>
> Oops: Exception in kernel mode, sig: 11 [#1]
> Exsw1600
> Modules linked in:
> NIP: c00bbb20 LR: c00bbb20 CTR: 00000000
> REGS: dd5b1c50 TRAP: 0700 Not tainted (2.6.27-rc2)
> MSR: 00029000 <EE,ME> CR: 24082282 XER: 20000000
> TASK = ddcce060[1707] 'find' THREAD: dd5b0000
> GPR00: 00000000 dd5b1d00 ddcce060 dd801180 dd5b1d68 dd5b1d58 dd80125b
> 100234ec
> GPR08: c0800000 00019330 0000ffff dd5b1d20 24000288 100ad874 100936f8
> 1008a1d0
> GPR16: 10083f80 dd5b1e2c dd5b1d68 fffffff4 c0380000 dd5b1d60 dd5b1d58
> dd802084
> GPR24: dc3d7700 dd802018 dd5b1d68 c0380000 dd801180 dd5b1d68 00000000
> dd5b1d00
> NIP [c00bbb20] d_lookup+0x40/0x90
> LR [c00bbb20] d_lookup+0x40/0x90
> Call Trace:
> [dd5b1d00] [dd5b1d58] 0xdd5b1d58 (unreliable)

Can you check if, at some point during the system execution (starting
from boot), 0xdd5b1d58 is an address where a module is loaded ? (the
module can be later unloaded, what I wonder is if this address would
appear to have had a loaded+unloaded module).

Actually, could you try to compile your kernel without "MODULE_UNLOAD" ?

Mathieu

> [dd5b1d20] [c00aebc4] do_lookup+0xe8/0x220
> [dd5b1d50] [c00b0a80] __link_path_walk+0x5a4/0xd54
> [dd5b1dc0] [c00b1288] path_walk+0x58/0xe0
> [dd5b1df0] [c00b13f8] do_path_lookup+0x78/0x13c
> [dd5b1e20] [c00b20f4] user_path_at+0x64/0xac
> [dd5b1e90] [c00a9028] vfs_lstat_fd+0x34/0x74
> [dd5b1ec0] [c00a90fc] vfs_lstat+0x30/0x48
> [dd5b1ed0] [c00a9144] sys_lstat64+0x30/0x5c
> [dd5b1f40] [c0010554] ret_from_syscall+0x0/0x3c
> Instruction dump:
> 7c0802a6 bf61000c 3f60c038 7c3f0b78 90010024 7c7c1b78 7c9d2378 83db32a0
> 73c00001 7f83e378 7fa4eb78 4082002f <00000000> 2f830000 409e0030 801b32a0
> ---[ end trace 1eb8fd7adac2bb65 ]---
>
> Liberty
>
>

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Mathieu Desnoyers
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