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SubjectRe: Tasks stuck in futex code (in 3.14-rc6)
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 08:56:19PM +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> There are 332 tasks all stuck in futex_wait_queue_me().
> I am able to reproduce this consistently.
>
> Infact I can reproduce this if the java_constraint is either node, socket, system.
> However I am not able to reproduce if java_constraint is set to core.

What's any of that mean?

> I ran git bisect between v3.12 and v3.14-rc6 and found that
>
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b0c29f79ecea0b6fbcefc999e70f2843ae8306db
>
> commit b0c29f79ecea0b6fbcefc999e70f2843ae8306db
> Author: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>
> Date: Sun Jan 12 15:31:25 2014 -0800
>
> futexes: Avoid taking the hb->lock if there's nothing to wake up
>
> was the commit thats causing the threads to be stuck in futex.
>
> I reverted b0c29f79ecea0b6fbcefc999e70f2843ae8306db on top of v3.14-rc6 and confirmed that
> reverting the commit solved the problem.

Joy,.. let me look at that with ppc in mind.


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