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[dm-devel] Re: Fw: Disk output lockup 2.6.12_rc2 2.6.11.7



Andrew Morton wrote:

>Mikael, have you made any progress on this?
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No, but i haven't but unfortunately i haven't had much time to look at
it either since i've had to finalize a delivery to one of my customers.

>Looks like a device-mapper bug to me.
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To my , albeit untrained, eye it does so too, especially considering
that i've been running the same setup (hardware wise) rock solidly on
md-raid1 for several days transferring hundreds of GB int the same
manner. But as soon as i get my paid project done i'll try to setup
another pair of discs and see if i can reproduce it on a PATA dm-mirror
as well as on a SATA dm-mirror. But i've also got some learning to do as
i'm quite unexperienced in kernel matters, so it will probably take some
time.

I've also posted some additional information on dm-devel with the subject:
'Disk io deadlocks during large-file io'

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>Begin forwarded message:
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>Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:06:10 +0200
>From: Mikael Andersson <mikael karett se>
>To: linux-kernel vger kernel org
>Subject: Re: Disk output lockup 2.6.12_rc2 2.6.11.7
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>Mikael Andersson wrote:
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>>During heavy io-load a lockup occurs that appears to prevent any disk
>>output from taking place. fs is reiserfs on two device-mapper mirrored
>>200G maxtor disks. After the lockup occurs you can to things like 'ls',
>>but echo > test.txt will hang.
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>fs is now ext3
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>>A typical workload producing the error is doing:
>>rsync of large (1GB) over 100Mbit ethernet
>>simultaneous compilation / gunzip
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>Or almost anything that writes something to the disk.
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>>I've disabled preemption, and tried with and without acpi enabled, with
>>and without smp support (it was smp by default so i switched it off).
>>Also tried with another nic (rtl8139) since i got an nv_stop_tx:
>>TransmitterStatus remained busy<6> in the logs. I also tried 2.6.11.7
>>with the same result.
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> Tried converting to ext3, some problem, albeit the lockups are less
>severe. More of the locked processes can be killed and echo > test.txt
>works. So _some_ io gets through.
> The output from sysrq-T is somewhat less confusing though, it appears
>then hung processes is somehow being hung in __generic_unplug_device,  i
>had a look at the assembler, but couldn't make heads or tails of it. the
>code at __generic_unplug_device+19 was test %eax,%eax immediately
>preceded by a callq to the test instruction. Obviously something magic
>(by my eyes) is going on here.
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> Also tried 2.6.12_rc3-mm3
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> I'd really like to find a solution to this since it kinda borks the
>nice an shiny machine if it can't handle large files without getting
>into trouble.
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> I've been working on this for two days, have been trying to find
>similar bug reports, trying a lot of different kernels and kernel
>options to no avail.
> I'm a little out of options right now, any ideas for something to try,
>patches to test, or some help in understanding what's happening ?
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>kmirrord/0 D ffff81003f1bccd8 0 978 9 1731 977 (L-TLB)
>Call Trace:
><ffffffff8016a2d6>{cache_alloc_refill+1222}
><ffffffff804a2f9f>{io_schedule+15}
>--
>kjournald D ffff81003e94bcd8 0 1748 1 2060 953 (L-TLB)
>Call Trace:
><ffffffff802e9c13>{__generic_unplug_device+19}
><ffffffff802e9cfd>{generic_unplug_device+189}
>--
>rsync D 000000701553dccf 0 6903 6901 (NOTLB)
>Call Trace:
><ffffffff802e9c13>{__generic_unplug_device+19}
><ffffffff802e9cfd>{generic_unplug_device+189}
>--
>x86_64-pc-lin D 0000006dc7d23e49 0 13785 13742 (NOTLB)
>Call Trace:
><ffffffff802e9cfd>{generic_unplug_device+189}
><ffffffff8040e3ad>{dm_unplug_all+29}
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>/Mikael Andersson
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