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Subject: Re: Re: [Oops]  i386 mm/slab.c (cache_flusharray)
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 19:12:43 CET	[thread overview]
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>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 18:09:43 -0800
>De: Andrew Morton <>
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>Sujet: Re: [Oops]  i386 mm/slab.c (cache_flusharray)
>Well it's interesting that it is repeatable.
>First thing to do is to eliminate hardware failures:
>1: Is the oops always the same, or does the machine crash in other ways,
>   with different backtraces?
>2: Try running memtest86 on that machine for 12 hours or more.
>3: Can the problem be reproduced on other machines?
>4: try a different compiler version.

First, some results about some tests (not finish yet)

0. Increase verbosity of the printk (thanks to Manfred):
(compilation of kernel)
slab: double free detected in cache 'buffer_head', objp c4c8e3d8, objnr 10,
slabp c4c8e000, s_mem c4c8e180, bufctl ffffffff.
(compilation of firebird)
slab: double free detected in cache 'pte_chain', objp c18a6600, objnr 10,
slabp c18a6000, s_mem c18a6100, bufctl ffffffff.

1. Reproductibility : yes, it oops each time I try to compile a kernel, for example, at around 75% of the task.
Always oops if I try to compile during a quite long time
One funny thing, though. I got one oops without freeze. After error of gcc, I went back to the shell but when I called ksymoops 2 commands later, everything freezed.
About the backtrace, well I'm not sure. Are you talking about what follow the `call trace` etc ? The problem is the system don't have always the time to flush everything to the log, I often got only the printk. But I always got the cache_flusharray thing in first position.

2. Test mem (not yet, I need some time). But as I said, I never had oops before, with 2.6.0-test from 4 to 9. I compiled all my LFS with 2.6.0-test9 vanilla without problem.
3. Change compiler: confirm same problem with gcc 2.95.3, 3.2.3, 3.3.1
x. ACPI: same oops with `acpi=off pci=noacpi` at boot

Summary: Oops reproductible when heavy load, bug in mm/slab.c
Don't have this problem with 2.6.0-test9 and prior
Problem appears in the last patches, before 15 november
(cset-20031115_0206) so I looked for something wrong.

I tried to remove some of the last patches (mm/ioremap.c, 
mm/filemap.c, mm/memory.c) but still got oops.
Should be another patch. Which one else can I remove to test ?



             reply	other threads:[~2003-11-21 18:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-21 18:12 pinotj [this message]
2003-11-21 18:58 ` Manfred Spraul
2003-11-21 22:48 ` Linus Torvalds
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2003-12-09  0:57 pinotj
2003-12-05 22:57 pinotj
2003-12-05 23:02 ` Linus Torvalds
2003-11-29 17:41 pinotj
2003-12-02  0:36 ` Linus Torvalds
2003-11-27 18:42 pinotj
2003-11-25 17:30 pinotj
2003-11-25 22:51 ` Linus Torvalds
2003-11-24 15:20 pinotj
2003-11-20  2:40 pinotj
2003-11-20  1:50 pinotj

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