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Date:	Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:44:01 +0200
From:	Wolfgang Walter <wolfgang.walter@...m.de>
To:	Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@...el.com>
Cc:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, vegard.nossum@...il.com
Subject: Re: Kernel oops with 2.6.26, padlock and ipsec: probably problem with fpu state changes

On Wednesday 06 August 2008, Suresh Siddha wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 01:14:02PM -0700, Siddha, Suresh B wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 10:33:25AM -0700, Wolfgang Walter wrote:
> > > Hello Herbert,
> > >
> > > I think I finally found the problem.
> > >
> > > Here a short description again: all our routers with a via C3 using 
padlock for AES-encryption are
> > > crashing with 2.6.26 while they work fine with 2.6.25. Not using padlock
> > > (i.e. using the i386 assembler version of AES) they just work fine.
> > 
> > Both the padlock version or asm version don't use FP/math registers, 
right?
> > It is interesting that you don't see the problem with asm version
> > but see the problem with padlock version.
> > 
> > Does disabling CONFIG_PREEMPT in 2.6.26 change anything? And also,
> > can you provide the complete kernel log till the point of failure(oops
> > that you sent doesn't have the call trace info)
> 
> BTW, in one of your oops, I see:
> 
> note: cron[1207] exited with preempt_count 268435459
> 
> I smell some kind of stack corruption here which is corrupting
> thread_info (in the above case preempt_count in the thread_info).
> 

I don't think 268435459 is a strong indication of stack corruption:

268435459 == 0x10000003 == PREEMPT_ACTIVE|0x03

Regards,
-- 
Wolfgang Walter
Studentenwerk München
Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts
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