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Date:	Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:51:22 +0100
From:	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
To:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>,
	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
Cc:	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: inconsistent lock state

Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Hardly reproducible.
> /*
> * 2.6.33. x86. ASUS f3jc
> */
>
> [329645.010697] =================================
> [329645.010699] [ INFO: inconsistent lock state ]
> [329645.010703] 2.6.33-33-0-dbg #31
> [329645.010705] ---------------------------------
> [329645.010708] inconsistent {IN-SOFTIRQ-W} -> {SOFTIRQ-ON-W} usage.
>
> ...
>
> [329645.011083]  [<c128858d>] netif_receive_skb+0x340/0x360
> [329645.011093]  [<fd1ab6f4>] rtl8169_rx_interrupt+0x2bf/0x37e [r8169]
> [329645.011100]  [<fd1aba02>] rtl8169_reset_task+0x38/0xcd [r8169]
> [329645.011105]  [<c1044f71>] worker_thread+0x1ac/0x27c

I don't understand this code, but at first glance drivers/net/r8169.c
is obviously buggy.

The work->func, rtl8169_reset_task(), calls rtl8169_rx_interrupt() ->
netif_receive_skb(), and the last one may only be called from softirq.

Oleg.


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