Inconsistent lock state introduced by ipv6/addrconf change

From: Shawn Guo
Date: Fri Apr 04 2014 - 03:35:22 EST


I'm running into an inconsistent lock state warning on the final v3.14
kernel (-rc8 is good) on Freescale i.MX6 platform with fec driver
(drivers/net/ethernet/freescale/fec_main.c). The git bisect points
the finger to commit c15b1cc (ipv6: move DAD and addrconf_verify
processing to workqueue). Reverting the commit does fix the problem
for me. The image is built from arch/arm/configs/imx_v6_v7_defconfig.

The interesting part is the same warning shows up on mainline tree until
net-next gets merged with commit cd6362b. That's why Olof's autobooter
keeps reporting failure on hummingboard and wandboard (both i.MX6 based)
since v3.14 release [1], but reports success after commit cd6362b.

We're less concerned by the mainline tree, since the problem disappeared
now (nice to know why though). But we do still want to fix it for 3.14
stable kernel.



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fec 2188000.ethernet eth0: Freescale FEC PHY driver [Atheros 8031 ethernet] (mii_bus:phy_addr=2188000.ethernet:01, irq=-1)
IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:04:9f:02:67:58
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:04:9f:02:67:58
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
libphy: 2188000.ethernet:01 - Link is Up - 100/Full
IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready

[ INFO: inconsistent lock state ]
3.14.0 #3 Not tainted
inconsistent {IN-SOFTIRQ-W} -> {SOFTIRQ-ON-W} usage.
kworker/1:1/28 [HC0[0]:SC0[0]:HE1:SE1] takes:
(&addrconf_stats->syncp.seq){+.?...}, at: [<80573b54>] mld_send_initial_cr.part.17+0x9c/0xb0
{IN-SOFTIRQ-W} state was registered at:
[<8006230c>] mark_lock+0x140/0x6ac
[<80062d48>] __lock_acquire+0x4d0/0x1c28
[<8006496c>] lock_acquire+0x68/0x7c
[<80573008>] mld_sendpack+0xec/0x728
[<80573d48>] mld_ifc_timer_expire+0x1e0/0x2dc
[<80031680>] call_timer_fn+0x74/0xf0
[<800322f0>] run_timer_softirq+0x198/0x230
[<8002bdd8>] __do_softirq+0x130/0x278
[<8002c218>] irq_exit+0xb0/0x104
[<8000f37c>] handle_IRQ+0x58/0xb8
[<80008640>] gic_handle_irq+0x30/0x64
[<800130e4>] __irq_svc+0x44/0x5c
[<8006d6f4>] cpu_startup_entry+0x68/0x14c
[<80014420>] secondary_start_kernel+0x12c/0x14c
[<10008704>] 0x10008704
irq event stamp: 4567
hardirqs last enabled at (4567): [<8002c080>] __local_bh_enable_ip+0x80/0xe8
hardirqs last disabled at (4565): [<8002c040>] __local_bh_enable_ip+0x40/0xe8
softirqs last enabled at (4566): [<8054f7e4>] ip6_finish_output2+0x174/0x9e8
softirqs last disabled at (4550): [<8054f6c0>] ip6_finish_output2+0x50/0x9e8

other info that might help us debug this:
Possible unsafe locking scenario:


*** DEADLOCK ***

4 locks held by kworker/1:1/28:
#0: ("%s"("ipv6_addrconf")){.+.+..}, at: [<8003dc0c>] process_one_work+0x130/0x448
#1: ((&(&ifa->dad_work)->work)){+.+...}, at: [<8003dc0c>] process_one_work+0x130/0x448
#2: (rtnl_mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<804d909c>] rtnl_lock+0x18/0x20
#3: (rcu_read_lock){.+.+..}, at: [<80572f1c>] mld_sendpack+0x0/0x728

stack backtrace:
CPU: 1 PID: 28 Comm: kworker/1:1 Not tainted 3.14.0 #3
Workqueue: ipv6_addrconf addrconf_dad_work
[<8001235c>] (dump_backtrace) from [<800124f8>] (show_stack+0x18/0x1c)
r6:bf0adf00 r5:8076dcd4 r4:00000000 r3:bf0adf00
[<800124e0>] (show_stack) from [<80612740>] (dump_stack+0x80/0x9c)
[<806126c0>] (dump_stack) from [<806103c8>] (print_usage_bug+0x260/0x2d0)
r4:80991560 r3:bf0adf00
[<80610168>] (print_usage_bug) from [<80062468>] (mark_lock+0x29c/0x6ac)
r10:80061960 r8:00000004 r7:bf0adf00 r6:00001054 r5:bf0ae390 r4:00000006
[<800621cc>] (mark_lock) from [<80062e94>] (__lock_acquire+0x61c/0x1c28)
r10:80970bb0 r9:bf0adf00 r8:00000004 r7:bf0ae390 r6:80dc1444 r5:000001eb
r4:bf0ae390 r3:00000001
[<80062878>] (__lock_acquire) from [<8006496c>] (lock_acquire+0x68/0x7c)
r10:808c7900 r9:80573b54 r8:bf7df438 r7:00000001 r6:60000013 r5:bf242000
[<80064904>] (lock_acquire) from [<80573320>] (mld_sendpack+0x404/0x728)
r7:bf7df55c r6:0000004c r5:be8c0000 r4:be54cf00
[<80572f1c>] (mld_sendpack) from [<80573b54>] (mld_send_initial_cr.part.17+0x9c/0xb0)
r10:be8c00d0 r9:bf242000 r8:00000000 r7:00000001 r6:be54cf00 r5:be84cf68
[<80573ab8>] (mld_send_initial_cr.part.17) from [<80577050>] (ipv6_mc_dad_complete+0x34/0x5c)
r10:00000000 r8:be8c00d0 r7:be73ec00 r6:be73ec20 r5:bf0e2000 r4:be8c0000
[<8057701c>] (ipv6_mc_dad_complete) from [<8055b2d8>] (addrconf_dad_completed+0xfc/0x1a4)
r4:be73ec00 r3:bf0adf00
[<8055b1dc>] (addrconf_dad_completed) from [<8055b578>] (addrconf_dad_work+0x1f8/0x314)
r5:be73ec40 r4:be73ec74
[<8055b380>] (addrconf_dad_work) from [<8003dc88>] (process_one_work+0x1ac/0x448)
r10:bf7df200 r8:00000000 r7:bf243ea8 r6:bf7d95c0 r5:be73ec74 r4:bf224300
[<8003dadc>] (process_one_work) from [<8003e328>] (worker_thread+0x124/0x398)
r10:808d09b6 r9:bf7d95c0 r8:bf242000 r7:bf224318 r6:bf242000 r5:bf7d95f0
[<8003e204>] (worker_thread) from [<80044fd0>] (kthread+0xcc/0xe8)
r10:00000000 r9:00000000 r8:00000000 r7:8003e204 r6:bf224300 r5:bf2250c0
[<80044f04>] (kthread) from [<8000eae8>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x2c)
r7:00000000 r6:00000000 r5:80044f04 r4:bf2250c0
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
bound to -- renewal in 1073741823 seconds.

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