shemminger at osdl.org
Fri Sep 16 15:18:35 PDT 2005
On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:43:42 -0700
Tom McNeal <tmcneal at mvista.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> When running the stress tests, after a few hours, a panic occurs
> due to a kernel page fault for address 0x0 while executing one
> of the brctl commands. We don't know which one, yet. Has anyone
> run across this?
> do_cpu invoked from kernel context! in traps.c:do_cpu, line 787:
> Process brctl (pid: 23999, stackpage=813d8000)
> note: brctl exited with preempt_count 2
> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 00000000,
> epc ==
> 801131e8, ra == 8011c5d8
> Oops in fault.c:do_page_fault, line 213:
> This is basically in the 2.4.17 kernel, with some of the security
* 2.4.17 is pretty old, can you at least try 2.4.30 or later.
Better yet, 2.6
* Why are you doing bridge commands during the stress test?
it is pretty much a setup and forget it thing.
* are you using SMP? Locking in bridge code for 2.4 is pretty
weak and there are probably holes. I ended up reworking the whole
locking model of bridge code for 2.6 for speed and correctness.
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