Re: BUG: scheduling while atomic
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On 04/18/2012 01:38 PM, Arun KS wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Thanks for your reply.
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Dave Hylands <dhylands@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:dhylands@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Hi Arun,
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM, Arun KS <getarunks@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:getarunks@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:Depends on how many CPUs you have - AFAICS the "interrupts disabled"
> > Hello Guys,
> > System is working normal after this BUG.
> > PC is at 0x400b4614, probably a mmaped address.
> > Just wondering how can this BUG happen when a process is running
> in user
> > space.
> > Can it be something like this
> > 1) enter to kernel from userspace through some system call.
> > 2) kernel disables the interrupt and return to user space.
> Don't do that
> I don't do that. This scenario mentioned is a just a wild guess.
> > 3) and now it can happen in user space?
> Because something in userspace made a blocking call which would cause
> a context switch to occur and your driver erroneously left interrupts
> In that case, my system should have been unstable afterwards if
> interrupts are left disabled. But that is not happening.
> If we return to user space with interrupts disabled, can we switch back
> again to kernel using a system cal(because interrupts are already disabled)?
discussion above applies to a single CPU.. so if you have other CPUs on your
system, you could probably use the system for a little more time.
There is a simple way to check if interrupts are indeed disabled as
hypothesised: turn on the hard-lockup detector (See
Documentation/lockup-watchdogs.txt for details on what it is and what
config options you have to enable). You can even turn on the soft-lockup
detector and see what you get. Setting the option to panic on hard-lockup/
soft-lockup/hung tasks would be even better, to debug the issue.
Srivatsa S. Bhat
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