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SubjectRe: 2.6.35-rc4-git3: Reported regressions from 2.6.34
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On Friday, July 09, 2010, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> >
> > Unresolved regressions
> > ----------------------
> >
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16353
> > Subject : 2.6.35 regression
> > Submitter : Zeev Tarantov <zeev.tarantov@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-07-05 13:04 (4 days old)
> > Message-ID : <loom.20100705T144459-919@post.gmane.org>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127836002702522&w=2
>
> This is a gcc-4.5 issue. Whether it's also something that we should
> change in the kernel is unclear, but at least as of now, the rule is
> that you cannot compile the kernel with gcc-4.5. No idea whether the
> compiler is just entirely broken, or whether it's just that it
> triggers something iffy by being overly clever.

This claims to fix it, though: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/110988/

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16346
> > Subject : 2.6.35-rc3-git8 - include/linux/fdtable.h:88 invoked rcu_dereference_check() without protection!
> > Submitter : Miles Lane <miles.lane@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-07-04 22:04 (5 days old)
> > Message-ID : <AANLkTinof0k28rk4rMr66aubxcRL2rFa5ZEArj1lqD3o@mail.gmail.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127828107815930&w=2
>
> I'm not entirely sure if these RCU proving things should count as regressions.
>
> Sure, the option to enable RCU proving is new, but the things it
> reports about generally are not new - and they are usually not even
> bugs in the sense that they necessarily cause any real problems.
>
> That particular one is in the single-thread optimizated case for fget_light, ie
>
> if (likely((atomic_read(&files->count) == 1))) {
> file = fcheck_files(files, fd);
>
> where I think it should be entirely safe in all ways without any
> locking. So I think it's a false positive too.

OK, so I'm going to close these bugs.

...
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16333
> > Subject : iwl3945: HARDWARE GONE??
> > Submitter : Priit Laes <plaes@plaes.org>
> > Date : 2010-07-02 16:02 (7 days old)
> > Message-ID : <1278086575.2889.8.camel@chi>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127808659705983&w=2
>
> This either got fixed, or will be practically impossible to debug. The
> reporter ends up being unable to reproduce the issue.

Closed as unreproducible.

...
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16330
> > Subject : Dynamic Debug broken on 2.6.35-rc3?
> > Submitter : Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>
> > Date : 2010-07-01 15:44 (8 days old)
> > Message-ID : <201007011744.19564.trenn@suse.de>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127799907218877&w=2
>
> There's a suggested patch in
>
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127862524404291&w=2
>
> but no reply to it yet.

Patch information added to the bug entry (it's been confirmed to work).

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16329
> > Subject : 2.6.35-rc3: Load average climbing to 3+ with no apparent reason: CPU 98% idle, with hardly no I/O
> > Submitter : Török Edwin <edwintorok@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-07-01 7:40 (8 days old)
> > Message-ID : <20100701104022.404410d6@debian>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127797005030536&w=2
>
> This seems to be partly a confusion about what "load average" is. It's
> not a CPU load, it's a system load average, and disk-wait processes
> count towards it. He has some problem with his CD-ROM, and it sounds
> like it might be hardware on the verge of going bad.

Closed.

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16324
> > Subject : Oops while running fs_racer test on a POWER6 box against latest git
> > Submitter : divya <dipraksh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Date : 2010-06-30 11:34 (9 days old)
> > Message-ID : <4C2B28F3.7000006@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127789697303061&w=2
>
> I wonder if this is the writeback problem. That POWER crash dump is
> unreadable, so it's hard to tell, but the load in question makes that
> at least likely.
>
> If so, it should hopefully be fixed in today's git (commit
> 83ba7b071f30f7c01f72518ad72d5cd203c27502 and friends).

OK, closed.

> > Bug-entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16323
> > Subject : 2.6.35-rc3-git4 - kernel/sched.c:616 invoked rcu_dereference_check() without protection!
> > Submitter : Miles Lane <miles.lane@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-07-01 12:21 (8 days old)
> > Message-ID : <AANLkTini6hz2LFeZi8CMUmY3xw1MU7NxmyesuxZ4oCdo@mail.gmail.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127798693125541&w=2
>
> See earlier about these being marked as regressions, but it should be
> fixed by commit dc61b1d6 ("sched: Fix PROVE_RCU vs cpu_cgroup").

Closed.

...
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16309
> > Subject : 2.6.35-rc3 oops trying to suspend.
> > Submitter : Andrew Hendry <andrew.hendry@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-06-27 12:40 (12 days old)
> > Message-ID : <AANLkTinUH2p33-AWxOVDrLsNkn9rgEVrlwn5mfK7P8NH@mail.gmail.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127764249926781&w=2
>
> I'm pretty sure this was fixed by Nick in commit 57439f878afa ("fs:
> fix superblock iteration race").

Closed.

...
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16304
> > Subject : i915 - high number of wakeups
> > Submitter : Enrico Bandiello <enban@postal.uv.es>
> > Date : 2010-06-27 09:52 (12 days old)
>
> Duplicate of that 16307 one.

Closed.

...
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16230
> > Subject : inconsistent IN-HARDIRQ-W -> HARDIRQ-ON-W usage: fasync, 2.6.35-rc3
> > Submitter : Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net>
> > Date : 2010-06-13 9:53 (26 days old)
> > Message-ID : <20100613095305.GA13231@comet.dominikbrodowski.net>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127642282208277&w=2
>
> Fixed by commit f4985dc714d7.

Closed.

...
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16205
> > Subject : acpi: freeing invalid memtype bf799000-bf79a000
> > Submitter : Marcin Slusarz <marcin.slusarz@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-06-09 20:09 (30 days old)
> > Message-ID : <20100609200910.GA2876@joi.lan>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127611427029914&w=2
> > http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127688398513862&w=2
>
> This should be fixed by commit b945d6b2554d ("rbtree: Undo augmented
> trees performance damage and regression").

Yup, closed.

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16199
> > Subject : 2.6.35-rc2-git1 - include/linux/cgroup.h:534 invoked rcu_dereference_check() without protection!
> > Submitter : Miles Lane <miles.lane@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-06-07 18:14 (32 days old)
> > Message-ID : <AANLkTin2pPqOUx--9fIX3BH3e-cU6oCRufijcx_4ozx5@mail.gmail.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127593447812015&w=2
>
> Another RCU proving thing. And this one looks the same as the 16323
> one above, and fixed by the same commit as that one.

Closed.

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16197
> > Subject : [BUG on 2.6.35-rc2] sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:03.0/slot'
> > Submitter : Ryan Wang <openspace.wang@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-06-07 0:23 (32 days old)
> > Message-ID : <AANLkTincwMZPnYW3S4uz4k2GOn52RpgBIBRfzyD010Yo@mail.gmail.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127587022219378&w=2
>
> These should all be gone. See commit 3be434f0244ee by Jesse ('Revert
> "PCI: create function symlinks in /sys/bus/pci/slots/N/"').

Yes, I've already closed it.

...
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16175
> > Subject : 2.6.35-rc1 system oom, many processes killed but memory not free
> > Submitter : andrew hendry <andrew.hendry@gmail.com>
> > Date : 2010-06-05 0:46 (34 days old)
> > Message-ID : <AANLkTim7CiW-yfugZUAHZCqLvXKgt9CwolCvbLGdCLAk@mail.gmail.com>
> > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127569877714937&w=2
>
> Not a regression or a kernel bug at all. See the thread. Big ramdisk
> filled up all of memory when it was filled by the builds.

Closed.

> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16145
> > Subject : Unable to boot unless "notsc" or "clocksource=hpet", or acpi_pad disabling the TSC
> > Submitter : Tom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>
> > Date : 2010-06-07 13:11 (32 days old)
> > Handled-By : Venkatesh Pallipadi <venki@google.com>
> > Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
>
> This is not a regression. See the full bugzilla details. The same
> problem persists at least back to 2.6.30 with his config. So it's
> somehow specific to his particular config use that requires "notsc" to
> boot.

Dropped from the list.

Thanks,
Rafael
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