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SubjectRe: perf sched record hangs machine
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:24:54PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:09:26PM +0100, Chris Malley wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > When I run "perf sched record sleep 10", and generate some activity,
> > after a few seconds my machine (single cpu Dell Latitude D400, 32-bit)
> > locks up.
> > This happens almost every time, not always with the same call trace
> > but always in default_send_IPI_self(). Occasionally I get a completed
> > recording but only if the machine is otherwise quiet.
> >
> > Kernel and perf sched version is current Linus tree (as of 43c1266ce4dc06b).
> >
> > I've captured the netconsole output from two different crashes, config
> > and dmesg below.
> > Let me know if you need anything further.
> >
> > cheers
> > Chris
> >
> > [ 389.272175] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffb300
> > [ 389.272294] IP: [<c011b0bd>] default_send_IPI_self+0x1d/0x50
> > [ 389.272366] *pde = 0073f067 *pte = 00000000
> > [ 389.272451] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
> > [ 389.272532] last sysfs file:
> > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq
> > [ 389.272597] Modules linked in: netconsole configfs arc4 ecb
> > lib80211_crypt_wep i915 drm_kms_helper drm i2c_algo_bit binfmt_misc
> > snd_intel8x0 snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm
> > snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event
> > snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device snd intel_agp video dcdbas soundcore
> > lib80211 output pcspkr joydev snd_page_alloc agpgart ohci1394 ieee1394
> > tg3 [last unloaded: cfg80211]
> > [ 389.273572]
> > [ 389.273611] Pid: 2163, comm: dbus-daemon Not tainted
> > (2.6.31-cjm-07092-g819307a #4) Latitude D400
> > [ 389.273681] EIP: 0060:[<c011b0bd>] EFLAGS: 00010046 CPU: 0
> > [ 389.273727] EIP is at default_send_IPI_self+0x1d/0x50
> > [ 389.273771] EAX: fffff000 EBX: 000000ec ECX: 00000800 EDX: ffffb300
> > [ 389.273818] ESI: f201dd60 EDI: 00000000 EBP: f201dcfc ESP: f201dcf8
> > [ 389.273864] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
> > [ 389.273909] Process dbus-daemon (pid: 2163, ti=f201c000
> > task=f6bb9220 task.ti=f201c000)
> > [ 389.273972] Stack:
> > [ 389.274011] f6b0ba14 f201dd04 c010e3b4 f201dd24 c01b9751 f26be024
> > f26be020 00105558
> > [ 389.274198] <0> 00000000 f26be000 f6a8f800 f201dd34 c01b981a
> > f201dd60 f201dd80 f201dd94
> > [ 389.274437] <0> c01ba690 f6a8f800 00000001 c030963e ffffffff
> > ffffffff 00000000 00000001
> > [ 389.274708] Call Trace:
> > [ 389.274752] [<c010e3b4>] ? set_perf_event_pending+0x14/0x20
> > [ 389.274801] [<c01b9751>] ? perf_output_unlock+0x121/0x1a0
> > [ 389.274848] [<c01b981a>] ? perf_output_end+0x4a/0x70
>
>
>
> Ah, that calls perf_output_wakeup(), then perf_pending_counter(),
> ...., wake_up_all()
>
> And it looks like this event is called with the rq lock
> held, then we have a deadlock.
>
> The problem may also happen with some other sched events
> than sched_stat_runtime, such as sched_wake_up.
>
> And that can also happen in other places that call
> perf_counter_wakeup()
>
> I guess we need to set a polling wait style for the tracepoint
> events counters.


Actually that may mess up the profiling with sched switch events
we don't want :-/



> Thanks,
> Frederic.
>



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