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SubjectRe: Soft-Lockup/Race in networking in 2.6.31-rc1+195 ( possibly?caused by netem)
On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 04:15:28PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 02:03:50PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I have the feeling that the code relies on some implicit cpu
> > > > > boundness, which is not longer guaranteed with the timer migration
> > > > > changes, but that's a question for the network experts.
> > > >
> > > > As a matter of fact, I've just looked at this __netif_schedule(),
> > > > which really is cpu bound, so you might be 100% right.
> > >
> > > So the watchdog is the one which causes the trouble. The patch below
> > > should fix this.
> >
> > I hope so. On the other hand it seems it should work with this
> > migration yet, so it probably needs additional debugging.
>
> Right. I just provided the patch to narrow down the problem, but
> please test the fix of the hrtimer migration code which I sent out a
> bit earlier: http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/9/150
>
> It fixes a possible endless loop in the timer code which is related to
> the migration changes. Looking at the backtraces of the spinlock
> lockup I think that is what you hit.

Actually, Andres and Joao hit this, and I hope they'll try these two
patches.

Thanks,
Jarek P.


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