Re: Strange crash on Dell R720xd

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Tue Oct 16 2012 - 08:48:19 EST

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:26:01AM +0200, Laurent CARON wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:03:53AM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > That's:
> >
> > BUG_ON(async_tx_test_ack(depend_tx) || txd_next(depend_tx) ||
> > txd_parent(tx));
> >
> > but probably the b0rkage happens up the stack. And this __raid_run_ops
> > is probably starting the whole TX so maybe we should add
> > linux-raid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to CC. Added.
> Hi,
> The machines seem stable after disabling I/O AT DMA at the BIOS level.

That's a good point because the backtrace goes through I/O AT DMA so it
could very well be the culprit. Let's add some more people to Cc.

Vinod/Dan, here's the BUG_ON Laurent is hitting:

and it has ioat2_tx_submit_unlock in the backtrace. Disabling ioat dma
in the BIOS makes the issue disappear so ...

> > What is that "r510" thing in the kernel version? You have your patches
> > ontop? If yes, please try reproducing this with a kernel
> > without anything else ontop.
> My kernel is vanilla from The -r510 string is because I
> tried it on a -r510 also.

Ok, good.

> > Also, it might be worth trying plain 3.6 to rule out a regression
> > introduced in the stable 3.6 series.
> I tried 3.5.x, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.6.2 with exactly the same results.
> For now, I did create more volumes, rsync lors of data over the network
> to the disks with no crashs (after disabling I/O AT DMA).

And when you do this with ioat dma enabled, you get the bug, right? So
it is reproducible...?


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