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SubjectRe: Random panic in load_balance() with 3.16-rc
On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> Here goes..

Oh. So this doesn't have CPUMASK_OFFSTACK set at all, so the pointer
has never been loaded from memory in the first place. The calculation
has been (for me) something like

movq $load_balance_mask, %rax
add %gs:this_cpu_off, %rax

and then gcc is being stupid and saving it to the frame and reloading
it for no good reason (at least for me it *also* saved the value in
%rbx in order to save it into "env.cpus", and the stack spill seems to
be just moronic).

In Michel's oops, %rbx doesn't contain the pointer any more, though,
so he clearly does have a different compiler. His frame offsets are
rather different too ("-136(%rbp)" vs "-168(%rbp)") so looking at
whether possibly some stack frame got overwritten is clearly very

Michel, mind doing

make kernel/sched/fair.s

and sending us the resulting file?


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