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SubjectRe: known vboxgetty/isdn issue in 2.6.35.3?
On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 09:45:10PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 September 2010 15:42:27 Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: INFO: task vboxgetty:25662 blocked for more
> > than 120 seconds.
> >
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: Call Trace:
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1157e3a>] ? tty_unthrottle+0x13/0x3a
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1294879>] mutex_lock_nested+0x13e/0x23f
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1157e3a>] tty_unthrottle+0x13/0x3a
>
> It appears that the process deadlocks on tty->termios_mutex.
>
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1294879>] mutex_lock_nested+0x13e/0x23f
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1157e3a>] tty_unthrottle+0x13/0x3a
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1156a6e>] reset_buffer_flags+0xd4/0xd9
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1156a80>] n_tty_flush_buffer+0xd/0x63
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11593c7>] tty_ldisc_flush+0x1f/0x34
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11d6e28>] isdn_tty_modem_result+0x342/0x37c
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1153ff3>] ? tty_wakeup+0x46/0x4e
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11d910a>] isdn_tty_modem_hup+0x76/0x176
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c115824b>] ? set_termios+0x1a8/0x397
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c129476a>] ? mutex_lock_nested+0x2f/0x23f
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11d9b17>] isdn_tty_change_speed+0xa2/0xd4
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11d9b86>] isdn_tty_set_termios+0x3d/0x5a
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11583bb>] set_termios+0x318/0x397
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1158661>] tty_mode_ioctl+0x178/0x2db
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1158a06>] ? tty_ldisc_try+0x11/0x38
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1155f62>] ? n_tty_ioctl+0x0/0xa0
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1158908>] n_tty_ioctl_helper+0x144/0x154
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1155f62>] ? n_tty_ioctl+0x0/0xa0
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1155ff9>] n_tty_ioctl+0x97/0xa0
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1155f62>] ? n_tty_ioctl+0x0/0xa0
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c11547ed>] tty_ioctl+0x699/0x6d3
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1083788>] vfs_ioctl+0x27/0x91
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1154154>] ? tty_ioctl+0x0/0x6d3
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1083d06>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x467/0x4a5
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1205478>] ? __kfree_skb+0x68/0x6b
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1205478>] ? __kfree_skb+0x68/0x6b
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1209c83>] ? net_tx_action+0x47/0xcc
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c102262a>] ? __do_softirq+0xc3/0xd2
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1083d85>] sys_ioctl+0x41/0x61
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1003cb9>] ? do_IRQ+0x74/0x87
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: [<c1002813>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x2d
>
> This happened when vboxgetty was doing an ioctl on an ISDN tty, apparently
> while the TTY was getting hung up.
>
> > Sep 2 15:00:22 epia klogd: INFO: lockdep is turned off.
>
> Enabling CONFIG_LOCKDEP in your .config should provide better
> information if you can reproduce it.
>
> > Load went to 1.0 and up even while the box was 90%+ idle.
> > Why did this happen?
>
> When waiting uninterruptible for a mutex, we treat the process as busy,
> even though it is not doing anything. The question is why it is waiting
> for a mutex that should never be held for an extended time.
>
> > How to debug?
>
> One thing to check is if there are other processes blocked as well
> that may be holding the mutex.
>
> Can you send the output of "head -n 20 /proc/*/stack"? If
> CONFIG_LOCKDEP gives you more data, that would be even better.
>
> Another thing to try is to run 2.6.36-rc3. We just did a major change
> to the locking in the tty subsystem, so if the behavior is different
> there, that may be an explanation.
>
> I also took Greg and Karten on Cc, they maintain the TTY and ISDN code
> that is involved in the code path in question. Maybe one of them already
> knows the answer.

Hm, nope, I haven't heard of this one.

Can it be tracked down to the specific patch by running 'git bisect'?

thanks,

greg k-h


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