Re: 220.127.116.11 - sata_mv (7042) hang with large file operations
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Morrison, Tom wrote:
Additional information - the ~file size this is caused is somewhere close to 260Mbytesfiles.If I create a ~260Mbytes file - my program finishes creating the file - but ~5 seconds later (I timed this by hitting enteron the console every second after completion of the command that should have done a fsync of the created file before exiting)...It hangs... I did a little playing around with /proc/sys/dev/scsi/logging_level (set to 0x7) - and it seems that the kernel/box locks up after this line:scsi_add_timer: scmd: efca83c0, time: 7500, (c0160660) scsi_delete_timer: scmd: efca83c0, rtn: 1 scsi_add_timer: scmd: efca8840, time: 7500, (c0160660)Further analysis (setting logging level to 65535 (0xFFFF) Has the following behavior down low) -scsi_add_timer: scmd: efca8960, time: 7500, (c0160660) sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Send: 0xefca8960 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 00 47 92 27 00 01 48 00 buffer = 0xc0553040, bufflen = 167936, done = 0xc016b194,queuecommand 0xc017ed34leaving scsi_dispatch_cmnd() scsi_delete_timer: scmd: efca8960, rtn: 1 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Done: 0xefca8960 SUCCESS sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OKdriverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OKsd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 00 47 92 27 00 01 48 00 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] scsi host busy 1 failed 0 sd 0:0:0:0: Notifying upper driver of completion (result 0) scsi_add_timer: scmd: efca82a0, time: 7500, (c0160660) sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Send: 0xefca82a0 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 00 47 93 6f 00 02 40 00 buffer = 0xef5734c0, bufflen = 294912, done = 0xc016b194,queuecommand 0xc017ed34leaving scsi_dispatch_cmnd()Nothing more - it hangs! This is really a nasty problem!!!!
.. Yes. It's particularly nasty because, as of yet, I haven't seen anything to lead me to conclude *which* kernel subsystem is locking up. It could be the block layer. It could be some PPC arch bug. It could be mm. It could even be the CPU scheduler. Those messages above could help. Now we just need somebody to interpret them, and examine the code paths that follow to see where it might be possible to get stuck. The SCSI/libata layers by themselves could lock up the I/O, but not the entire machine.. Cheers - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ide" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html