Re: [BUG] cpu hotplug vs scheduler

From: Heiko Carstens
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 08:56:46 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 03:42:51PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> Heiko Carstens wrote:
>> I think you fixed this specific bug. Does cpu hotplug stresstest now work
>> for you?
> Which bug, the order-2 allocs? I certainly didn't fix it.
> Last I tried, cpu hotplug still failed, but it was some time ago as
> patches flow.

Ah no. I thought "x86: fix crash on cpu hotplug on pat-incapable machines"
would have fixed the cpu hotplug bug for you.

I was actually talking of the pick_next_task_fair incarnation of one of
the cpu hotplug bugs.

s390 backtrace on 2.6.25 looks like this.

<1>Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address 00000200000db000
<4>Oops: 003b [#1] PREEMPT SMP
<4>Modules linked in: dm_multipath sunrpc qeth_l2 dm_mod cu3088 qeth ccwgroup
<4>CPU: 0 Not tainted 2.6.25-27.x.20080422-s390xdefault #1
<4>Process migration/0 (pid: 5806, task: 00000000aac3a838, ksp: 000000017a2f3dd0)
<4>Krnl PSW : 0400200180000000 0000000000125f48 (pick_next_task_fair+0x34/0xd4)
<4> R:0 T:1 IO:0 EX:0 Key:0 M:0 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:2 PM:0 EA:3
<4>Krnl GPRS: 0000079e029c6ecb 0000000000000000 000000008548ea60 000000008548d700
<4> 00000000004526f8 0000000000000597 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
<4> 0000000000672a00 0000000000000000 00000000aac3a838 000000017a2f3d10
<4> 00000200000db85a 00000000004672a0 000000017a2f3d50 000000017a2f3d10
<4>Krnl Code: 0000000000125f38: e3e0f0980024 stg %r14,152(%r15)
<4> 0000000000125f3e: d507d000c010 clc 0(8,%r13),16(%r12)
<4> 0000000000125f44: a784004e brc 8,125fe0
<4> >0000000000125f48: d507d000c030 clc 0(8,%r13),48(%r12)
<4> 0000000000125f4e: b904002c lgr %r2,%r12
<4> 0000000000125f52: a7990000 lghi %r9,0
<4> 0000000000125f56: a7840033 brc 8,125fbc
<4> 0000000000125f5a: c0e5ffffee23 brasl %r14,123ba0
<4>Call Trace:
<4>([<00000000aac3a838>] 0xaac3a838)
<4> [<000000000045270c>] schedule+0x178/0x978
<4> [<000000000012fe86>] migration_thread+0x1aa/0x30c
<4> [<0000000000152ad8>] kthread+0x68/0xa0
<4> [<000000000010a0be>] kernel_thread_starter+0x6/0xc
<4> [<000000000010a0b8>] kernel_thread_starter+0x0/0xc
<4>Last Breaking-Event-Address:
<4> [<0000000000125fc6>] pick_next_task_fair+0xb2/0xd4
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