Re: 2.5.46: kernel BUG at kernel/timer.c:333!

From: Miquel van Smoorenburg (
Date: Sun Nov 10 2002 - 09:32:36 EST

According to Andrew Morton:
> Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> > I can reliably crash 2.5.X on one of our newsservers (dual PIII/450, GigE,
> > lots of disk- and network I/O).
> >
> > kernel BUG at kernel/timer.c:333!
> There are timer fixes in Linus's current tree. The problem which
> they address could cause this BUG.

I've booted 2.5.46bk5 on the machine, and it has been running for over
2 hours with extra heavy diskio. That reliably crashed the machine
in about 45 minutes with 2.4.45 and 2.5.46, machine is still up now.

> > Debug: sleeping function called from illegal context at include/asm/semaphore.h:119
> > Call Trace:
> > [<c0117be8>] __might_sleep+0x54/0x58
> > [<c013578c>] set_shrinker+0x3c/0x7c
> > [<c01686b4>] mb_cache_create+0x1c4/0x244
> > [<c0168380>] mb_cache_shrink_fn+0x0/0x170
> > [<c01050ab>] init+0x47/0x1ac
> > [<c0105064>] init+0x0/0x1ac
> > [<c0106e8d>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xc
> That's different. A fix for this is in Linus's tree.

Indeed, I don't see that one anymore in -bk5

I'm still seeing the buffer layer error at fs/buffer.c:1623,
though. Happens when a blockdev is close()d. Is a fix for
this in -mm2? Does -mm2 include -bk5 ? If so I'll put that
on it and keep an eye on it tomorrow, see what happens.

Debug messages I'm still seeing:
(note that I compiled IPv6 into the kernel since we're slowly moving
our network to IPv6 but that it is otherwise unused right now, and
that the previous kernels that crashed on me didn't have IPv6 in it)

Uninitialised timer!
This is just a warning. Your computer is OK
function=0xc0285748, data=0xf78a6680
Call Trace:
 [<c0122610>] check_timer_failed+0x40/0x54
 [<c0285748>] igmp6_timer_handler+0x0/0x58
 [<c0122b12>] del_timer+0x16/0x84
 [<c02855d8>] igmp6_join_group+0x94/0x124
 [<c028464c>] igmp6_group_added+0xcc/0xd8
 [<c02885ab>] tcp_v6_err+0x3a7/0x63c
 [<c0284a46>] ipv6_dev_mc_inc+0x31e/0x330
 [<c027443e>] addrconf_join_solict+0x3a/0x44
 [<c0275a3f>] addrconf_dad_start+0x13/0x15c
 [<c0275354>] addrconf_add_linklocal+0x28/0x44
 [<c0275407>] addrconf_dev_config+0x97/0xa4
 [<c02754ee>] addrconf_notify+0x52/0xc0
 [<c0126037>] notifier_call_chain+0x1f/0x38
 [<c02259f6>] dev_open+0xa6/0xb0
 [<c0226ca1>] dev_change_flags+0x51/0x104
 [<c025bad0>] devinet_ioctl+0x2bc/0x598
 [<c025e2e7>] inet_ioctl+0x77/0xb4
 [<c021f41b>] sock_ioctl+0x267/0x298
 [<c0153c09>] sys_ioctl+0x22d/0x27c
 [<c01095b1>] error_code+0x2d/0x38
 [<c0108b6f>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

buffer layer error at fs/buffer.c:1623
Pass this trace through ksymoops for reporting
Call Trace:
 [<c0145753>] __buffer_error+0x33/0x38
 [<c0146e6f>] __block_write_full_page+0x7f/0x3bc
 [<c0147ef9>] block_write_full_page+0x2d/0x9c
 [<c014a414>] blkdev_get_block+0x0/0x48
 [<c014a513>] blkdev_writepage+0xf/0x14
 [<c014a414>] blkdev_get_block+0x0/0x48
 [<c0161857>] mpage_writepages+0x21b/0x398
 [<c014a504>] blkdev_writepage+0x0/0x14
 [<c0137cfb>] __pagevec_free+0x1f/0x28
 [<c0135895>] release_pages+0x171/0x17c
 [<c014b5ad>] generic_writepages+0x11/0x15
 [<c013e068>] do_writepages+0x18/0x30
 [<c012f035>] filemap_fdatawrite+0x51/0x68
 [<c014596f>] sync_blockdev+0x1b/0x3c
 [<c014b3bf>] blkdev_put+0x7b/0x19c
 [<c014b4f2>] blkdev_close+0x12/0x18
 [<c0145410>] __fput+0x30/0xf8
 [<c01453dc>] fput+0x14/0x18
 [<c01437cc>] filp_close+0xb0/0xbc
 [<c014384e>] sys_close+0x76/0xa4
 [<c0108b6f>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb


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