Re: [IPV6]: Audit all ip6_dst_lookup/ip6_dst_store calls

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 13:25:03 EST

On Tuesday 01 August 2006 16:41, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:04:33 +1000
> Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 2) There is something broken in the x86_64 unwind code which is causing
> > it to panic just about everytime somebody calls dump_stack().
> >
> > Andi, this is the second time I've seen a report where an otherwise
> > harmless dump_stack call (the other one was caused by a WARN_ON) gets
> > turned into a panic by the stack unwind code on x86_64. This particular
> > report is with 2.6.18-rc3 so it looks like whatever bug is causing it
> > hasn't been fixed yet.
> >
> > Could you please have a look at it? Thanks.
> Jan thinks this might have been fixed by a patch which he sent Andi a
> couple of days ago. Andi has sent that patch to Linus

I didn't send that particular patch before, just queued it, because I didn't realize
that particular crash, but I have now send it yesterday. So far L. hasn't merged
it unfortunately, but I will resend.

> but I'm not sure
> which patch it was

"entry-more-unwind" was my version, there was another one from Jan

> and I'm not sure whether it has been merged into
> mainline.
> But yes, -rc3 unwind has problems.

"unwinder stuck" messages are expected and not really fatal because they
don't lose any information. I expect it will need some releases to work
them all out fully, but then we'll hopefully have a much better unwinder
that doesn't generate any false positives anymore.

New crashes during unwinding are fatal though and I plan to fix them.
So far this one was the only known one.

I already got a lot of patches queued for .19 that fix more unwind
information in a lot of assembly files. Still not fully complete though.
Fixing it all properly unfortunately requires undoing some stuff, e.g.
the unwinder cannot deal with separate lock sections, so I was slowly
removing them.

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