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Re: [Xen-devel] kernel panic in skb_copy_bits

On 06/29/13 15:20, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-06-29 at 07:36 +0800, Joe Jin wrote:
>> Hi Eric,
>> The patch not fix the issue and panic as same as early I posted:
>>> BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff88006d9e8d48
>>> IP: [<ffffffff812605bb>] memcpy+0xb/0x120
>>> PGD 1798067 PUD 1fd2067 PMD 213f067 PTE 0
>>> Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP 
>>> CPU 7 
>>> Modules linked in: dm_nfs tun nfs fscache auth_rpcgss nfs_acl xen_blkback 
>>> xen_netback xen_gntdev xen_evtchn lockd sunrpc bridge stp llc bonding 
>>> be2iscsi iscsi_boot_sysfs ib_iser rdma_cm ib_cm iw_cm ib_sa ib_mad ib_core 
>>> ib_addr iscsi_tcp bnx2i cnic uio ipv6 cxgb3i libcxgbi cxgb3 mdio 
>>> dm_round_robin dm_multipath libiscsi_tcp libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi 
>>> xenfs xen_privcmd video sbs sbshc acpi_memhotplug acpi_ipmi ipmi_msghandler 
>>> parport_pc lp parport ixgbe dca sr_mod cdrom bnx2 radeon ttm drm_kms_helper 
>>> drm snd_seq_dummy i2c_algo_bit i2c_core snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event 
>>> snd_seq snd_seq_device snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss serio_raw snd_pcm 
>>> snd_timer snd soundcore snd_page_alloc iTCO_wdt pcspkr iTCO_vendor_support 
>>> pata_acpi dcdbas i5k_amb ata_generic hwmon floppy ghes i5000_edac edac_core 
>>> hed dm_snapshot dm_zero dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod usb_storage 
>>> lpfc scsi_transport_fc scsi_tgt ata_piix sg shpchp mptsas mptscsih mptbase 
>>> scsi_transport_sas sd_mod crc_t10dif ex!
>  t3!
>>   jbd mbcac
>> he
>>> Pid: 0, comm: swapper Tainted: G        W   2.6.39-300.32.1.el5uek #1 Dell 
>>> Inc. PowerEdge 2950/0DP246
> By the way my patch was for current kernels, not for 2.6.39
> For instance, I was not able to reproduce the crash with 3.3
> RCU in neighbour code was added in 2.6.37, but it looks like this code
> is a bit fragile because all the kfree_skb() are done while neighbour
> locks are held.
> So if a skb destructor triggers a new call to neighbour code, I presume
> some bad things can happen. LOCKDEP could eventually help to detect
> this.
> You could try to replace these kfree_skb() calls to dev_kfree_skb_irq()
> just in case.
> (Do not forget the __skb_queue_purge() ones)
> Try a LOCKDEP build as well.

So far we suspected it caused by iscsi called sendpage(), and later page
be unmapped but still trying copy skb. We'll try to disable sg to see if
help or no.


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