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SubjectRe: problem with function_graph self-test?
On 06/17/09 20:24, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2009, Jake Edge wrote:
>
>
>> Hi Steve,
>>
>> This has taken me a bit to track down ... I built a kernel from Linus's
>> git tree (as of this morning: commit
>> 03347e2592078a90df818670fddf97a33eec70fb) and when i boot it, it locks
>> up hard giving me a cursor in the upper left (which seems to grow then
>> shrink once, if that tells anyone anything) and no other output ... i
>> started messing with kernel params (turning off quiet, rhgb, adding
>> boot_delay and, eventually figuring out i needed lpj as well) to try
>> and extract some info ... it seems to reliably fail in the
>> function_graph tracer self-test with a variety of messages (I
>> unfortunately don't have a serial console on the laptop that I am
>> using) ... two of the messages that I got (possibly from different
>> boots):
>>
>> BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000048
>> BUG: Function graph tracer hang!
>>
>> I can try and get more information, but I wanted to check first if you
>> already know about this ... somehow i'll either need to type faster :)
>> or reliably slow it down and take pictures, which I can do if you'd
>> like ...
>>
>> obviously, for my purposes, i can turn off the selftests and/or the
>> function_graph tracer ...
>>
>
> Jake, when you find a bug, you really find a bug!
>
> This is something that gcc is screwing with us. After spending all day
> today trying to figure out what is happening, I finally found it in the
> assembly.
>
> In the timer_stats_update_stats function, I get this at the beginning:
>
> 00000327 <timer_stats_update_stats>:
> 327: 57 push %edi
> 328: 8d 7c 24 08 lea 0x8(%esp),%edi
> 32c: 83 e4 e0 and $0xffffffe0,%esp
> 32f: ff 77 fc pushl 0xfffffffc(%edi)
> 332: 55 push %ebp
> 333: 89 e5 mov %esp,%ebp
> 335: 57 push %edi
> 336: 56 push %esi
> 337: 53 push %ebx
> 338: 81 ec 8c 00 00 00 sub $0x8c,%esp
> 33e: e8 fc ff ff ff call 33f <timer_stats_update_stats+0x18>
> 33f: R_386_PC32 mcount
>
>
> And this at the end of the function:
>
> 4f6: 8d 67 f8 lea 0xfffffff8(%edi),%esp
> 4f9: 5f pop %edi
> 4fa: c3 ret
>

Something to do with using _RET_IP_ in spin_unlock_irqrestore() perhaps?

J


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