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From: Eric Lacombe <>
To: Francois Romieu <>
Cc: linux-kernel <>,
	Steve French <>
Subject: Re: Linux maybe a bug inside the r8169 network driver (was Re: Linux Freeze with CIFS mount)
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 17:42:36 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


I've just triggered the bug again but _now_ without the nvidia proprietary 
module. Unfortunately, I hadn't enable the DEBUG options yet.

Nevertheless, It seems that the bug was triggered when the NAS was going to 
awake and that 2 user applications wanted to access it during his awakening.

Maybe it could give you some clues about where the problem could be (it seems 
to be a deadlock that occur when (maybe) the r8169 driver is waiting to serve 
one application and that an other one reclaim the same type of service, 

I will give you more information and a trace if I can obtain it.


	Eric Lacombe

On Monday 05 March 2007 23:16:40 Francois Romieu wrote:
> Eric Lacombe <> :
> [...]
> > Also, if you have some new ideas about the problem or what I could try to
> > trigger it more frequently (I already wake up the NAS as more as I can,
> > but maybe I could write a script to do that), I would be thankful.
> You can add more DEBUG options for spinlock and stack usage, disable
> preempt and pray for a trace before the crash. If you do not have a
> second host to add more traffic (wrt to bandwidth and/or pps), try to
> dd your disk and/or your remote storage to /dev/null while watching TV.
> You are out of luck if it does not crash more easily.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-03-06 16:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-30 12:37 Linux Freeze with CIFS mount Eric Lacombe
2007-01-31  3:51 ` Steven French
2007-01-31 14:51   ` Eric Lacombe
2007-02-13 13:52   ` Linux maybe a bug inside the r8169 network driver (was Re: Linux Freeze with CIFS mount) Eric Lacombe
2007-02-13 20:30     ` Francois Romieu
2007-02-14 10:49       ` Eric Lacombe
2007-03-05 21:19         ` Eric Lacombe
2007-03-05 22:16           ` Francois Romieu
2007-03-06 16:42             ` Eric Lacombe [this message]
2007-03-07 19:48               ` Eric Lacombe
2007-03-09  9:30                 ` Eric Lacombe

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