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SubjectRe: 2.6.39-rc4 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000c IP: cfq_insert_request+0x1d/0x3f5
On Wed 20-04-11 19:33:19, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 2011-04-20 15:29, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Wed 20-04-11 15:13:15, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> On 2011-04-20 14:58, Michal Hocko wrote:
[...]
> >>> [ 31.207888] Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT [ 31.208186] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda/queue/scheduler
> >>
> >> Ahh hang on, this may be a good clue. Does your boot scripts change the
> >> IO scheduler?
> >
> > Good one...
> > Yes, I have:
> > echo deadline > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
> > in /etc/rc.local
> >
> > I am able to boot after I remove it. This is the first time I have seen
> > "last sysfs file" being useful.
> > Still want me to test the patch from the other email?
>
> Is this a new addition to your system? IOW, how certain are you that
> this is a regression that occured between rc3 and rc4?

No, I am setting the scheduler this way for quite some time. If I use it
rc4 explodes while rc3 boots just fine. I am wondering, can this be a
timing issue? I am able to set the scheduler after system settles down
after boot and kde starts.

I am going to bisect, let's see if I can find anything.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs
SUSE LINUX s.r.o.
Lihovarska 1060/12
190 00 Praha 9
Czech Republic


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