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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:28:48 -0700
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Josh Boyer <jwboyer@...oraproject.org>
Cc:	"Linux-Kernel@...r. Kernel. Org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Kevin Fenzi <kevin@...ye.com>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
	Yanko Kaneti <yaneti@...lera.com>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Cong Wang <cwang@...pensource.com>
Subject: Re: localed stuck in recent 3.18 git in copy_net_ns?

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 12:11:26PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Oct 23, 2014 11:37 AM, "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 05:27:50AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 09:09:26AM +0300, Yanko Kaneti wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2014-10-22 at 16:24 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 01:40:32AM +0300, Yanko Kaneti wrote:
> > > > > > On Wed-10/22/14-2014 15:33, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > > > > > > On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Paul E. McKenney
> > > > > > > <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > [ . . . ]
> > > > >
> > > > > > > > Don't get me wrong -- the fact that this kthread appears to
> > > > > > > > have
> > > > > > > > blocked within rcu_barrier() for 120 seconds means that
> > > > > > > > something is
> > > > > > > > most definitely wrong here.  I am surprised that there are no
> > > > > > > > RCU CPU
> > > > > > > > stall warnings, but perhaps the blockage is in the callback
> > > > > > > > execution
> > > > > > > > rather than grace-period completion.  Or something is
> > > > > > > > preventing this
> > > > > > > > kthread from starting up after the wake-up callback executes.
> > > > > > > > Or...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is this thing reproducible?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I've added Yanko on CC, who reported the backtrace above and can
> > > > > > > recreate it reliably.  Apparently reverting the RCU merge commit
> > > > > > > (d6dd50e) and rebuilding the latest after that does not show the
> > > > > > > issue.  I'll let Yanko explain more and answer any questions you
> > > > > > > have.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > - It is reproducible
> > > > > > - I've done another build here to double check and its definitely
> > > > > > the rcu merge
> > > > > >   that's causing it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Don't think I'll be able to dig deeper, but I can do testing if
> > > > > > needed.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please!  Does the following patch help?
> > > >
> > > > Nope, doesn't seem to make a difference to the modprobe ppp_generic
> > > > test
> > >
> > > Well, I was hoping.  I will take a closer look at the RCU merge commit
> > > and see what suggests itself.  I am likely to ask you to revert specific
> > > commits, if that works for you.
> >
> > Well, rather than reverting commits, could you please try testing the
> > following commits?
> >
> > 11ed7f934cb8 (rcu: Make nocb leader kthreads process pending callbacks
> after spawning)
> >
> > 73a860cd58a1 (rcu: Replace flush_signals() with WARN_ON(signal_pending()))
> >
> > c847f14217d5 (rcu: Avoid misordering in nocb_leader_wait())
> >
> >         For whatever it is worth, I am guessing this one.
> >
> > a53dd6a65668 (rcutorture: Add RCU-tasks tests to default rcutorture list)
> >
> >         If any of the above fail, this one should also fail.
> >
> > Also, could you please send along your .config?
> 
> Which tree are those in?

They are all in Linus's tree.  They are topic branches of the RCU merge
commit (d6dd50e), and the test results will hopefully give me more of a
clue where to look.  As would the .config file.  ;-)

							Thanx, Paul

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