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From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org, hans.rosenfeld@amd.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Subject: Re: bisected boot regression post 2.6.25-rc3.. please revert
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 08:41:33 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47CC2A3D.1000307@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080303091304.GA17911@elte.hu>

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> 
>> Could you try to hack up a debug patch perhaps? Uninline the 
>> fucntion(s) then add two versions (one is that breaks on your box and 
>> one is that works on your box) of this same pmd_bad()/pud_bad() 
>> functions and do something like this (pseudocode):
> 
> i.e. something like the (tested) patch below. It is not clear whether 
> your testcase is on 32-bit or 64-bit - so i went for the more likely 
> 32-bit case first.


------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at arch/x86/mm/pgtable_32.c:387 pmd_bad+0x44/0x53()
Modules linked in:
Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.25-rc3 #14
  [<c0424ba5>] warn_on_slowpath+0x41/0x67
  [<c0408c5c>] ? native_sched_clock+0x94/0xa6
  [<c043f432>] ? lock_release_holdtime+0x1a/0x115
  [<c04702d4>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x297/0x7e2
  [<c063eee6>] ? _spin_unlock+0x1d/0x20
  [<c04707f0>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x7b3/0x7e2
  [<c04851c1>] ? do_sync_read+0xab/0xe9
  [<c0417223>] pmd_bad+0x44/0x53
  [<c046f37f>] follow_page+0x8b/0x1f2
  [<c0470aa0>] get_user_pages+0x281/0x2ef
  [<c0488dec>] get_arg_page+0x2d/0x79
  [<c04f63cd>] ? strnlen_user+0x2f/0x4d
  [<c0488efb>] copy_strings+0xc3/0x160
  [<c0488fb4>] copy_strings_kernel+0x1c/0x2b
  [<c048a109>] do_execve+0x11a/0x1f0
  [<c0403351>] sys_execve+0x29/0x51
  [<c0404ac6>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
  [<c0407697>] ? kernel_execve+0x17/0x1c
  [<c04021d1>] ? _stext+0x69/0x12c
  [<c040574f>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
  =======================
---[ end trace 63b854b89f6f375d ]---




  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-03 17:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-01 18:56 Arjan van de Ven
2008-03-03  7:46 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-03  9:13   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-03 16:41     ` Arjan van de Ven [this message]
2008-03-03 17:40       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-03 17:51         ` Nish Aravamudan
2008-03-03 17:55           ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-03 17:58             ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-03-03 18:36         ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-03-03 18:44           ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-03 22:00             ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-03-04  1:05               ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-03-04  6:53                 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-05 15:35                   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-03-09 11:56             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-09 17:27               ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-09 18:57                 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-10  2:45                 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-03-10  4:35                 ` Paul Mackerras
2008-03-03 21:13           ` Segher Boessenkool
2008-03-03 21:22             ` Segher Boessenkool
2008-03-03 22:33               ` Segher Boessenkool
2008-03-03 22:55                 ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-03-03 22:56                 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-03-03 23:04                   ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-03-04  6:58             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-03 17:15 ` Nish Aravamudan

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