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SubjectRe: ACPI issues on cold power on [bisected]
On Wed, Jan 03, 2018 at 11:11:29AM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 02, 2018 at 11:25:01AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:54 AM, Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 04:36:59PM +0000, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> > >> On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:21:09AM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> > >> > On Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 03:11:59PM +0000, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> > >> > > I've been sitting on this for a while and should have spent time to
> > >> > > investigate sooner, but it's been an odd failure mode that wasn't quite
> > >> > > obvious.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > In 4.9 if I cold power on my laptop (Dell E7240) it fails to boot - I
> > >> > > don't see anything after grub says its booting. In 4.10 onwards the
> > >> > > laptop boots, but I get an Oops as part of the boot and ACPI is unhappy
> > >> > > (no suspend, no clean poweroff, no ACPI buttons). The Oops is below;
> > >> > > taken from 4.12 as that's the most recent error dmesg I have saved but
> > >> > > also seen back in 4.10. It's always address 0x30 for the dereference.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Rebooting the laptop does not lead to these problems; it's *only* from a
> > >> > > complete cold boot that they arise (which didn't help me in terms of
> > >> > > being able to reliably bisect). Once I realised that I was able to
> > >> > > bisect, but it leads me to an odd commit:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > 86d9f48534e800e4d62cdc1b5aaf539f4c1d47d6
> > >> > > (mm/slab: fix kmemcg cache creation delayed issue)
> > >> > >
> > >> > > If I revert this then I can cold boot without problems.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Also I don't see the problem with a stock Debian kernel, I think because
> > >> > > the ACPI support is modularised.
> > >> >
> > >> > Sorry for late response. I was on a long vacation.
> > >>
> > >> No problem. I've been trying to get around to diagnosing this for a
> > >> while now anyway and this isn't a great time of year for fast responses.
> > >>
> > >> > I have tried to solve the problem however I don't find any clue yet.
> > >> >
> > >> > >From my analysis, oops report shows that 'struct sock *ssk' passed to
> > >> > netlink_broadcast_filtered() is NULL. It means that some of
> > >> > netlink_kernel_create() returns NULL. Maybe, it is due to slab
> > >> > allocation failure. Could you check it by inserting some log on that
> > >> > part? The issue cannot be reproducible in my side so I need your help.
> > >>
> > >> I've added some debug in acpi_bus_generate_netlink_event +
> > >> genlmsg_multicast and the problem seems to be that genlmsg_multicast is
> > >> getting called when init_net.genl_sock has not yet been initialised,
> > >> leading to the NULL deference.
> > >>
> > >> Full dmesg output from a cold 4.14.8 boot at:
> > >>
> > >> https://the.earth.li/~noodles/acpi-problem/dmesg-4.14.8-broken
> > >>
> > >> And the same kernel after a reboot ("shutdown -r now"):
> > >>
> > >> https://the.earth.li/~noodles/acpi-problem/dmesg-4.14.8-working
> > >>
> > >> Patch that I've applied is at
> > >>
> > >> https://the.earth.li/~noodles/acpi-problem/debug-acpi.diff
> > >>
> > >
> > > Thanks for testing! It's very helpful.
> > >
> > >> The interesting difference seems to be:
> > >>
> > >> PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
> > >> +ACPI: Generating event type 208 (:9DBB5994-A997-11DA-B012-B622A1EF5492)
> > >> +ERROR: init_net.genl_sock is NULL
> > >> +BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000030
> > >> +IP: netlink_broadcast_filtered+0x20/0x3d0
> > >> +PGD 0 P4D 0
> > >> +Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
> > >> +Modules linked in:
> > >> +CPU: 0 PID: 29 Comm: kworker/0:1 Not tainted 4.14.8+ #1
> > >> +Hardware name: Dell Inc. Latitude E7240/07RPNV, BIOS A22 10/18/2017
> > >> +Workqueue: kacpi_notify acpi_os_execute_deferred
> > >>
> > >> 9DBB5994-A997-11DA-B012-B622A1EF5492 is the Dell WMI event GUID and
> > >> there's no visible event for it on a reboot, just on a cold power on.
> > >> Some sort of ordering issues such that genl_sock is being initialised
> > >> later with the slab change?
> > >
> > > I have checked that there is an ordering issue.
> > >
> > > genl_init() which initializes init_net->genl_sock is called on
> > > subsys_initcall().
> > >
> > > acpi_wmi_init() which schedules acpi_wmi_notify_handler() to the
> > > workqueue is called on subsys_initcall(), too.
> > > (acpi_wmi_notify_handler() -> acpi_bus_generate_netlink_event() ->
> > > netlink_broadcast())
> > >
> > > In my system, acpi_wmi_init() is called before the genl_init().
> > > Therefore, if the worker is scheduled before genl_init() is done, NULL
> > > derefence would happen.
> >
> > Does it help to change the subsys_initcall() in wmi.c to subsys_initcall_sync()?
>
> I guess that it would work. I cannot reproduce the issue so it needs
> to be checked by Jonathan. Jonathan, could you check the problem
> is disappeared with above change?

I have confirmed that the problem also occurs when using SLUB instead of
SLAB, and that switching drivers/platform/x86/wmi.c to use
subsys_initcall_sync() instead of subsys_initcall() fixes the problem
for both. Weirdly I don't see the ACPI 208 event at boot time being
raised once that patch is in place.

J.

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