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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] [GIT PULL] updates for tip/tracing/ftrace

* Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:25:23PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 21 Mar 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > * Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > VERBOSE_PRINTK_STRING("rcu_torture_reader task started");
> > > > > > > > - set_user_nice(current, 19);
> > > > > > > > + set_user_nice(current, -1);
> > > > > > > > if (irqreader && cur_ops->irqcapable)
> > > > > > > > setup_timer_on_stack(&t, rcu_torture_timer, 0);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > i dont have a reproducer right now. Can you trigger it with latest
> > > > > > > -tip, which has this commit included:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 04cb9ac: rcu: rcu_barrier VS cpu_hotplug: Ensure callbacks in dead cpu are migrated to o
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Ingo
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I tested three times the same things but with 04cb9ac and... it didn't triggered
> > > > > > anymore :-)
> > > > >
> > > > > So lets hope that was the culprit.
> > > > >
> > > > > Great work Frederic!
> > > >
> > > > No new lockups of this nature in overnight -tip testing. It's
> > > > still a bit too early to tell for sure but it's promising ;-)
> > >
> > > just got a lockup again :-/ It hangs here:
> > >
> > > calling init_mmio_trace+0x0/0x12 @ 1
> > > initcall init_mmio_trace+0x0/0x12 returned 0 after 0 usecs
> > > calling init_graph_trace+0x0/0x12 @ 1
> > > Testing tracer function_graph:
> > >
> > > and this time i got good stackdumps as well - see below. Config
> > > attached.
> >
> > > CONFIG_CLASSIC_RCU=y
> >
> > All the crashes you reported only happen with classic RCU.
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > Did anything change recently that could cause this lockup?
>
> Arjan van de Ven is seeing a problem where a single
> synchronize_rcu() during bootup is taking a full second, which is
> currently thought to be due to some drivers spinning in the kernel
> (Arjan is working on a bootgraph that will hopefully pinpoint the
> problem: http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/3/21/7). If the drivers were
> also instrumented with ftrace, they might (or might not)slow down
> even further, depending on exactly why they are spinning.

for one of the hung boxes in the past i waited 24 hours but it never
unwedged itself. The box that hung today is still hanging and the
RCU stall detector is still busy printing out those backtraces.

Ingo


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