[Cbe-oss-dev] [PATCH] Updated: Reworked Cell OProfile: SPU mutex lock fix
cel at us.ibm.com
Fri May 9 06:47:07 EST 2008
On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 09:48 +0200, Jochen Roth wrote:
> >> Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address
> >> 0xd0000000004fe9a8
> >> Faulting instruction address: 0xd000000000330ad8
> >> cpu 0x0: Vector: 300 (Data Access) at [c00000003c337680]
> >> pc: d000000000330ad8: .alloc_cpu_buffers+0x7c/0x12c [oprofile]
> >> lr: d000000000330abc: .alloc_cpu_buffers+0x60/0x12c [oprofile]
> >> sp: c00000003c337900
> >> msr: 9000000000009032
> >> dar: d0000000004fe9a8
> >> dsisr: 42000000
> >> current = 0xc00000003e128600
> >> paca = 0xc0000000005b3480
> >> pid = 2356, comm = oprofiled
> >> enter ? for help
> >> [c00000003c3379a0] d0000000003302ac .oprofile_setup+0x2c/0x134 [oprofile]
> >> [c00000003c337a30] d00000000033176c .event_buffer_open+0x7c/0xc8 [oprofile]
> >> [c00000003c337ac0] c0000000000d6ca8 .__dentry_open+0x190/0x308
> >> [c00000003c337b70] c0000000000e7a5c .do_filp_open+0x3c4/0x8e8
> >> [c00000003c337d00] c0000000000d6a1c .do_sys_open+0x80/0x14c
> >> [c00000003c337db0] c0000000001192f4 .compat_sys_open+0x24/0x38
> >> [c00000003c337e30] c0000000000076b4 syscall_exit+0x0/0x40
> >> --- Exception: c01 (System Call) at 000000000ff006f8
> >> SP (ffc6f6a0) is in userspace
> Btw, I get this crash even without the patch applied. So it might be
> something unrelated. Shall I open a separate bugzilla for that?
> > A couple of things, first I am not finding a 2.6.25 Jeremy tree that you
> > refer to. The best that I see is a 2.6.23 tree at
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jermey/xen.git. Can you
> > either send me a location to get the jeremy tree you used or
> > tar/compress it an email it to me. A link would be preferred.
I pulled down the jeremy tree. I tried compiling and booting it. It
also crashes for me without my patch. The tree is clearly bad.
I looked at the jeremy tree. The oprofile code is different then the
Arnd tree. My patch is consistent with the code in Arnd's tree. The
oprofile cpu_buffer has been changed in the Jeremy tree from what is in
It is my understanding that Arnd is the official CELL kernel maintainer.
I have no idea where the jeremy tree comes from. My patch was done
against the latest Arnd tree. I would recommend you use Arnd's tree.
Let me know if you find any issues with my patch with Arnd's tree.
> > I use Arnd's git tree at
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/arnd/cell-2.6.git
> I'll clone Arnd's git and apply your patch.
> > The second thing is the function that you changed is used when adding a
> > sample to the CPU buffer. It is only called when OProfile is running.
> > The crash that you sent above looks like it occurred when the module was
> > loading since it failed in the alloc_cpu_buffer call. This would appear
> > to me to be completely separate from the oprofile_add_value() function.
> > The patch does make some changes in the oprofile arch specific sync init
> > code. Perhaps something is failing as part of the sync start
> > (drivers/oprofile/oprof.c) and resulting in the crash. There are no
> > buffer creation specific changes in the patch so I am puzzled by the
> > crash. I would like to see if I can reproduce the crash on my system.
> > I have a qs20. What are you running on?
> Thanks for the explanation. It also crashed before applying your patch.
> I'm using a QS21.
> Kind regards,
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