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SubjectRe: Linux 3.1-rc9
On Mon, 31 Oct 2011, Simon Kirby wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 01:20:49PM -0700, Simon Kirby wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:02:03PM -0700, Simon Kirby wrote:
> >
> > > Ok, hit the hang about 4 more times, but only this morning on a box with
> > > a serial cable attached. Yay!
> >
> > Here's lockdep output from another box. This one looks a bit different.
> One more, again a bit different. The last few lockups have looked like
> this. Not sure why, but we're hitting this at a few a day now. Thomas,
> this is without your patch, but as you said, that's right before a free
> and should print a separate lockdep warning.
> No "huh" lines until after the trace on this one. I'll move to 3.1 with

That means that the lockdep warning hit in the same net_rx cycle
before the leak was detected by the softirq code.

> cherry-picked b0691c8e now.

Can you please add the debug patch below and try the following:


# echo sk_clone >set_ftrace_filter
# echo function >current_tracer
# echo 1 >options/func_stack_trace

Now wait until it reproduces (which stops the trace) and read out

# cat trace >/tmp/trace.txt

Please provide the trace file along with the lockdep splat. That
should tell us which callchain is responsible for the spinlock



kernel/softirq.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

Index: linux-2.6/kernel/softirq.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/softirq.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/softirq.c
@@ -238,6 +238,7 @@ restart:
if (unlikely(prev_count != preempt_count())) {
+ tracing_off();
printk(KERN_ERR "huh, entered softirq %u %s %p"
"with preempt_count %08x,"
" exited with %08x?\n", vec_nr,

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