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SubjectRe: linux-next ppc64: RCU mods cause __might_sleep BUGs
On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 10:33:38AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 15:37 -0700, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> >
> > BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at include/linux/pagemap.h:354
> > in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 6886, name: cc1
> Hrm ... in_atomic and irqs_disabled are both 0 ... so yeah it smells
> like a preempt count problem... odd.

All of the preempt-count patches are now in mainline. :-(

The CONFIG_PROVE_RCU checks verify that either the task is new or it
is the same task that was last context-switched to on this CPU. So
the most likely suspect is a newly created task that starts running
without schedule_tail() being invoked on the path from parent task
to child task. If so, the fix would be to invoke rcu_switch_from()
and rcu_switch_to() on that code path.

So, does Power have a way of switching to a new task without involving
schedule_tail()? I convinced myself that my old bugbear, usermode helpers,
aren't causing this problem, but I could easily be missing something.

> Did you get a specific bisect target yet ?

On this one, Hugh is close enough. ;-)

Thanx, Paul

> Cheers,
> Ben.
> > Call Trace:
> > [c0000001a99f78e0] [c00000000000f34c] .show_stack+0x6c/0x16c (unreliable)
> > [c0000001a99f7990] [c000000000077b40] .__might_sleep+0x11c/0x134
> > [c0000001a99f7a10] [c0000000000c6228] .filemap_fault+0x1fc/0x494
> > [c0000001a99f7af0] [c0000000000e7c9c] .__do_fault+0x120/0x684
> > [c0000001a99f7c00] [c000000000025790] .do_page_fault+0x458/0x664
> > [c0000001a99f7e30] [c000000000005868] handle_page_fault+0x10/0x30
> >
> > I've plenty more examples, most of them from page faults or from kswapd;
> > but I don't think there's any more useful information in them.
> >
> > Anything I can try later on?

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