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Date:   Sun, 28 Apr 2019 00:48:58 +0000
From:   Eric Wong <>
To:     Deepa Dinamani <>
Cc:     Arnd Bergmann <>, Davidlohr Bueso <>,
        Al Viro <>,
        Jason Baron <>,,
        Omar Kilani <>,
Subject: Re: Strange issues with epoll since 5.0

Deepa Dinamani <> wrote:
> I tried to replicate the failure on qemu.
> I do not see the failure with N=32.

> Does it work for N < 32?

Depends on number of cores you have; I have 4 cores, 8 threads
with HT; so I needed to have a lot of load on the machine to get
it to fail (it takes about 1 minute).

cmogstored is intended to run on machines that were already
saturated in CPU/memory from other processes, but not HDD I/O

> Does any other signal work?

SIGCONT does, via:

   perl -i -p -e 's/SIGURG/SIGCONT/g' `git ls-files`

> Are there any other architectures that fail?

I don't have other arches (well, 32-bit x86, but I've never
really tried cmogstored on that, even).

> Could you help me figure out how to run just the one test that is failing?

Just running one test won't trigger since it needs a busy
machine; but:

	make test/mgmt_auto_adjust.log
	(and "rm make test/mgmt_auto_adjust.log" if you want to rerun)

Thanks for looking into this.  Fwiw, cmogstored uses epoll in
strange and uncommon ways which has led to kernel bugfixes
in the past.

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