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SubjectRe: General protection fault with use_blk_mq=1.
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On 3/28/18 9:13 PM, Zephaniah E. Loss-Cutler-Hull wrote:
> On 03/28/2018 06:02 PM, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 3/28/18 5:03 PM, Zephaniah E. Loss-Cutler-Hull wrote:
>>> I am not subscribed to any of the lists on the To list here, please CC
>>> me on any replies.
>>>
>>> I am encountering a fairly consistent crash anywhere from 15 minutes to
>>> 12 hours after boot with scsi_mod.use_blk_mq=1 dm_mod.use_blk_mq=1>
>>> The crash looks like:
>>>
>
>>>
>>> Looking through the code, I'd guess that this is dying inside
>>> blkg_rwstat_add, which calls percpu_counter_add_batch, which is what RIP
>>> is pointing at.
>>
>> Leaving the whole thing here for Paolo - it's crashing off insertion of
>> a request coming out of SG_IO. Don't think we've seen this BFQ failure
>> case before.
>>
>> You can mitigate this by switching the scsi-mq devices to mq-deadline
>> instead.
>>
>
> I'm thinking that I should also be able to mitigate it by disabling
> CONFIG_DEBUG_BLK_CGROUP.
>
> That should remove that entire chunk of code.
>
> Of course, that won't help if this is actually a symptom of a bigger
> problem.

Yes, it's not a given that it will fully mask the issue at hand. But
turning off BFQ has a much higher chance of working for you.

This time actually CC'ing Paolo.


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Jens Axboe

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