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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] 2.6.33.1-rt11 - BUG?
On Thu, 1 Apr 2010, Xianghua Xiao wrote:

> I'm testing 2.6.33.1 on ppc 834x with rt11 patch. After system is up I keep
> seeing this same message from dmesg:
>
> BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/rtmutex.c:684
> pcnt: 0 0 in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 1, pid: 16, name: events/0
> Call Trace:
> [cf85be80] [c00096cc] show_stack+0x6c/0x1a4 (unreliable)
> [cf85beb0] [c001f928] __might_sleep+0x104/0x108
> [cf85bec0] [c03cb444] rt_spin_lock+0xa0/0xa4
> [cf85bed0] [c0270b6c] lock_tx_qs+0x40/0x68
> [cf85bef0] [c02712cc] adjust_link+0x4c/0x240
> [cf85bf20] [c026d5ec] phy_state_machine+0x3bc/0x628
> [cf85bf40] [c003e69c] worker_thread+0x148/0x1f0
> [cf85bfa0] [c0042ec0] kthread+0x84/0x88
> [cf85bff0] [c00137f8] kernel_thread+0x4c/0x68
> BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/rtmutex.c:684
> pcnt: 0 0 in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 1, pid: 16, name: events/0
>
> #uname -a
> Linux 2.6.33.1-rt11 #3 PREEMPT RT Thu Apr 1 11:58:25 CDT 2010 ppc unknown
>
> This does not hang/lock the system yet...google reported similar 'bug' on
> older kernels. Is this a bug from 2.6.33.1-rt11 patch or I have to change
> phy.c somehow to avoid it? This traces back to a mutex lock in phy.c.

No, it traces back to a call to lock_tx_qs() which is a spinlock in
mainline and gets converted to a "sleeping" spinlock in -RT. That
means it can't be called with interrupts disabled. But the code in
adjust_link does exaclty that.

Does the patch below fix it ?

Thanks,

tglx
---
Subject: net-gianfar-fix-rt-splat.patch
From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 20:20:57 +0200
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
---
drivers/net/gianfar.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6-tip/drivers/net/gianfar.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6-tip.orig/drivers/net/gianfar.c
+++ linux-2.6-tip/drivers/net/gianfar.c
@@ -2717,7 +2717,7 @@ static void adjust_link(struct net_devic
struct phy_device *phydev = priv->phydev;
int new_state = 0;

- local_irq_save(flags);
+ local_irq_save_nort(flags);
lock_tx_qs(priv);

if (phydev->link) {
@@ -2785,7 +2785,7 @@ static void adjust_link(struct net_devic
if (new_state && netif_msg_link(priv))
phy_print_status(phydev);
unlock_tx_qs(priv);
- local_irq_restore(flags);
+ local_irq_restore_nort(flags);
}

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