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Date:	Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:32:24 -0400
From:	Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
To:	Arun KS <arunks.linux@...il.com>
Cc:	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	laijs@...fujitsu.com, Silesh C V <saileshcv@...il.com>,
	Arun KS <getarunks@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [Workqueue] crash in process_one_work

Hello, Arun.

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 09:40:50PM +0530, Arun KS wrote:
...
> The value of data is 0xffffffe0, which is basically the value after an
> INIT_WORK() or WORK_DATA_INIT().
> This can happen if a driver calls INIT_WORK on same struct work again
> after queuing it.
> 
> From the above details of the work_struct shows that the work is
> queued from kernel/async.c. async_schedule dynamically allocates the
> work_struct and queues it to system_unbonded_wq. And possibility of
> calling INIT_WORK on same work is not there.
> 
> After inspecting ramdump for async_entry structure in kernel/async.c
> 
> crash> struct async_entry ed7cf140
> struct async_entry {
>   domain_list = {
>     next = 0xed7cf140,
>     prev = 0xed7cf140
>   },
>   global_list = {
>     next = 0xed7cf148,
>     prev = 0xed7cf148
>   },
>   work = {
>     data = {
>       counter = 0xffffffe0
>     },
>     entry = {
>       next = 0xed7cf154,
>       prev = 0xed7cf154
>     },
>     func = 0xc0140ac4 <async_run_entry_fn>
>   },
>   cookie = 0x263e5,
>   func = 0xc074dda0 <dapm_post_sequence_async>,
>   data = 0xed48432c,
>   domain = 0xe5457dec
> }
> 
> the func points to dapm_post_sequence_async. and you can see the
> domain_list and global_list is empty. Which shows that the work has
> finished execution and there is no pending execution in async.
> 
> But how come this struct work was with work queue data structures?
> Is there any corner case in work queue which can miss unlinking the
> struct_work from pool_workqueue after executing them?

I sure hope not.  How reproducible is the issue?  Can you try w/
CONFIG_DEBUG_OBJECTS_WORK enabled?

Thanks.

-- 
tejun
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