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SubjectRe: frequent lockups in 3.18rc4
On Mon, Dec 01, 2014 at 05:05:06PM +0000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 3:48 AM, Will Deacon <> wrote:
> > so for some bizarre reason, child1 (27912) managed to execve oom_score
> > from /proc.
> That sounds like you have a binfmt that accepts crap. Possibly
> ARM-specific, although more likely it's just a misc script.
> > We can see the child that did the execve has somehow gained its own
> > child process (27921) that we're unable to backtrace. I can't see any
> > clone/fork syscalls in the log for 27912.
> Well, it wouldn't be trinity any more, it would likely be some execve
> script (think "/bin/sh", except likely through binfmt_misc).
> Do you have anything in /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc? I don't see anything
> else that would trigger it.

So I don't even have binfmt-misc compiled in. The two handlers I have are
BINFMT_ELF and BINFMT_SCRIPT, but they both check for headers that we won't
get back from oom_score afaict.

> This doesn't really look anything like DaveJ's issue, but who knows..

It's the only lockup I'm seeing on arm64 with trinity, but I agree that it's
not very helpful.


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