Re: BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request from pty_write [was: Linux 4.4.2]

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Fri Feb 26 2016 - 03:25:38 EST

On 02/25/2016, 08:23 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:09:35 -0800
> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Jiri, were you messing around with tracing when this happened? Or
>> maybe shutting down CPU's? There was a RCU locking problem with CPU
>> shutdown, maybe this is one of the symptoms. The fix for that is
>> recent, and not in 4.4.2.
>> Adding Steven Rostedt to the cc. Steven, does that look like a possible case?
> Possible: yes. Likely: no
> The recent fix would require shutting down a CPU at the same time as a
> tracepoint is enabled or disabled. Rather difficult to hit, but easier
> on a virtual machine. If Jiri was not enabling/disabling tracepoints or
> shutting down CPUs, then it would not be the bug.

As this is an automatic build, I very doubt a CPU was offlined or
tracepoints enabled. So I see it even less unlikely this to happen

> But as the comm of the bug is gdb and this running on a virtual
> machine, I think the bug may be elsewhere. Corrupt stack possibly?

Seems so (broken stack frame pointer link), as is indicated in other e-mail.

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