Re: [ANNOUNCE] 3.0.1-rt11

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Sat Aug 13 2011 - 10:23:56 EST

On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 15:59 +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> Hohum. rt10 did change the symptom. Box no longer gripes at some
> random point while just idling along, now it gripes (and dies as well)
> during boot.
> First boot, it choked on sr0 a wee bit later, second boot here.
> [ 40.582256] igb 0000:01:00.1: Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Connection
> [ 40.582260] igb 0000:01:00.1: eth1: (PCIe:2.5Gb/s:Width x4) 08:00:69:15:c1:d5
> [ 40.582335] igb 0000:01:00.1: eth1: PBA No: FFFFFF-0FF
> [ 40.582338] igb 0000:01:00.1: Using MSI-X interrupts. 8 rx queue(s), 8 tx queue(s)
> [ 100.409012] INFO: rcu_preempt_state detected stalls on CPUs/tasks: {} (detected by 21, t=60002 jiffies)
> Guess I should try x3550 M3 or Q6600. They were griping the same way UV
> box did earlier this morning (with an earlier -rt though), and they make
> much smaller gripes.
> Gripe attached. Looks a lot like the old gripes to me, just earlier and
> deadlier. But I don't speak rcu.

Nothing stands out, but then, I'm tired and it are 32 cpu traces to look

There is definitely something still fishy with RCU, the last patch in
-rt10 is as far as we understand things a complete bandaid at best and
horridly wrong otherwise.

I think I'll try Paul's WARN_ON(t->rcu_read_lock_nesting == 0 &&
t->rcu_read_unlock_special); in __rcu_read_lock() sometime later.

I also haven't read through my IRC backlog in which Paul and Steven
discussed things way after I fell over and got keyboard face.

/me needs to go out in the rain to get some shopping done, shops in this
country I live in are closed on sunday :/
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at