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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:51:59 +0300
From:	Yanko Kaneti <yaneti@...lera.com>
To:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	Josh Boyer <jwboyer@...oraproject.org>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
	Cong Wang <cwang@...pensource.com>,
	Kevin Fenzi <kevin@...ye.com>, netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Linux-Kernel@...r. Kernel. Org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: localed stuck in recent 3.18 git in copy_net_ns?

On Thu-10/23/14-2014 08:33, Paul E. McKenney 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.

Indeed, c847f14217d5 it is.

Much to my embarrasment I just noticed that in addition to the
rcu merge, triggering the bug "requires" my specific Fedora rawhide network
setup. Booting in single mode and modprobe ppp_generic is fine. The bug
appears when starting with my regular fedora network setup, which in my case 
includes 3 ethernet adapters and a libvirt birdge+nat setup.

Hope that helps. 

I am attaching the config.

View attachment "3.18.0-rc0.config" of type "text/plain" (151088 bytes)

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