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SubjectRe: regression 4.4: deadlock in with cgroup percpu_rwsem
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On 01/19/2016 10:55 AM, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 07:48:16PM +0100, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
>> On 01/18/2016 07:32 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 04:13:34PM +0100, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
>>>>> Yes, the deadlock is gone and the system is still running.
>>>>> After some time I had the following WARN in the logs, though.
>>>>> Not sure yet if that is related.
>>>>>
>>>>> [25331.763607] DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(lock->owner != current)
>>>>> [25331.763630] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>>>>> [25331.763634] WARNING: at kernel/locking/mutex-debug.c:80
>>>
>>>> I restarted the test with panic_on_warn. Hopefully I can get a dump to check
>>>> which mutex this was.
>>>
>>> Hard to reproduce warnings like this tend to point towards memory
>>> corruption. Someone stepped on the mutex value and tickles the sanity
>>> check.
>>>
>>> With lockdep and debugging enabled the mutex gets quite a bit bigger, so
>>> it gets more likely to be hit by 'random' corruption.
>>>
>>> The locking in seq_read() seems rather straight forward.
>>
>> I was able to reproduce. The dump shows a mutex that has an owner field, which
>> does not exists as a task so this all looks fishy. The good thing is, that I
>> can reproduce the issue within some hours. (exact same backtrace). Will add some
>> more debug data to get a handle where we come from.
>
> Did the owner field show to something that still looks like a task_struct?

No, its not a task_struct. Activating some more debug information did indeed
revealed several other issues (overwritten redzones etc). Unfortunately I
only saw the broken things after the facts, so I do not know which code did that.
When I disabled the cgroup controllers in libvirt I was no longer able to trigger
the bugs. Still trying to narrow things down.

Christian


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