[REGRESSION] nfsd crashing with 3.6.0-rc7 on PowerPC
J. Bruce Fields
bfields at fieldses.org
Tue Oct 2 01:21:20 EST 2012
On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 04:03:06PM +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 28.09.2012, at 17:10, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 04:19:55AM +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
> >> On 28.09.2012, at 04:04, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Alexander Graf <agraf at suse.de> wrote:
> >>>> Below are OOPS excerpts from different rc's I tried. All of them crashed - all the way up to current Linus' master branch. I haven't cross-checked, but I don't remember any such behavior from pre-3.6 releases.
> >>> Since you seem to be able to reproduce it easily (and apparently
> >>> reliably), any chance you could just bisect it?
> >>> Since I assume v3.5 is fine, and apparently -rc1 is already busted, a simple
> >>> git bisect start
> >>> git bisect good v3.5
> >>> git bisect bad v3.6-rc1
> >>> will get you started on your adventure..
> >> Heh, will give it a try :). The thing really does look quite bisectable.
> >> It might take a few hours though - the machine isn't exactly fast by today's standards and it's getting late here. But I'll keep you updated.
> > I doubt it's anything special about that workload, but just for kicks I
> > tried a "git clone -ls" (cloning my linux tree to another directory on
> > the same nfs filesystem), with server on 3.6.0-rc7, and didn't see
> > anything interesting (just an xfs lockdep warning that looks like this
> > one jlayton already reported:
> > http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2012-09/msg00088.html
> > )
> > Any (even partial) bisection results would certainly be useful, thanks.
> Phew. Here we go :). It looks to be more of a PPC specific problem than it appeared as at first:
Yep, thanks--I'll assume this is somebody else's problem until somebody
tells me otherwise!
> b4c3a8729ae57b4f84d661e16a192f828eca1d03 is first bad commit
> commit b4c3a8729ae57b4f84d661e16a192f828eca1d03
> Author: Anton Blanchard <anton at samba.org>
> Date: Thu Jun 7 18:14:48 2012 +0000
> powerpc/iommu: Implement IOMMU pools to improve multiqueue adapter performance
> At the moment all queues in a multiqueue adapter will serialise
> against the IOMMU table lock. This is proving to be a big issue,
> especially with 10Gbit ethernet.
> This patch creates 4 pools and tries to spread the load across
> them. If the table is under 1GB in size we revert back to the
> original behaviour of 1 pool and 1 largealloc pool.
> We create a hash to map CPUs to pools. Since we prefer interrupts to
> be affinitised to primary CPUs, without some form of hashing we are
> very likely to end up using the same pool. As an example, POWER7
> has 4 way SMT and with 4 pools all primary threads will map to the
> same pool.
> The largealloc pool is reduced from 1/2 to 1/4 of the space to
> partially offset the overhead of breaking the table up into pools.
> Some performance numbers were obtained with a Chelsio T3 adapter on
> two POWER7 boxes, running a 100 session TCP round robin test.
> Performance improved 69% with this patch applied.
> Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <anton at samba.org>
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
> :040000 040000 039ae3cbdcfded9c6b13e58a3fc67609f1b587b0 6755a8c4a690cc80dcf834d1127f21db925476d6 M arch
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