[CentOS] BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 61s!

Ian jonhson jonhson.ian at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 08:29:28 UTC 2008


Dear All,

I selected CentOS5 in my works and installed them in two DELL PowerEdge1950.
However, a trouble blocked me during the machines run after two days.
The machines
crashed and the syslog said it got the following messages:

------------------  part dump of /var/log/messages  ----------------------

.....
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c045bc58>] ? exit_mmap+0x93/0xc9
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04214c2>] ? mmput+0x25/0x68
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046e9c9>] ? flush_old_exec+0x4f8/0x777
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046dfcf>] ? kernel_read+0x32/0x43
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c0490e60>] ? load_elf_binary+0x359/0x1152
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c045a6ee>] ? get_user_pages+0x2d5/0x35c
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04570d2>] ? page_address+0x78/0x98
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c045735a>] ? kmap_high+0x19/0x16b
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04570d2>] ? page_address+0x78/0x98
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046dced>] ? copy_strings+0x169/0x173
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046ddad>] ?
search_binary_handler+0x8f/0x1af
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046efe7>] ? do_execve+0x133/0x194
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04030d7>] ? sys_execve+0x2a/0x4a
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04047aa>] ? syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c0610000>] ? early_init_intel+0x0/0x3c
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  =======================
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#7 stuck for
61s! [sshd:24188]
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: Pid: 24188, comm: sshd Not tainted
(2.6.25.3 #3)
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: EIP: 0060:[<c06154f0>] EFLAGS: 00200293 CPU: 7
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: EIP is at _spin_lock+0xa/0x15
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: EAX: c079349c EBX: f79ec580 ECX:
ffffffff EDX: 00008381
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: ESI: ffffffff EDI: f79ec580 EBP:
f68a6580 ESP: f1824e50
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0000 SS: 0068
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: CR0: 8005003b CR2: b7ebf978 CR3:
32996000 CR4: 000006f0
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: DR0: 00000000 DR1: 00000000 DR2:
00000000 DR3: 00000000
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: DR6: ffff0ff0 DR7: 00000400
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04119c7>] ?
native_flush_tlb_others+0x49/0x9b
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c0411e65>] ? flush_tlb_mm+0x51/0x54
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c045bc58>] ? exit_mmap+0x93/0xc9
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04214c2>] ? mmput+0x25/0x68
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046e9c9>] ? flush_old_exec+0x4f8/0x777
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046dfcf>] ? kernel_read+0x32/0x43
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c0490e60>] ? load_elf_binary+0x359/0x1152
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c045a6ee>] ? get_user_pages+0x2d5/0x35c
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04570d2>] ? page_address+0x78/0x98
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c045735a>] ? kmap_high+0x19/0x16b
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04570d2>] ? page_address+0x78/0x98
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046dced>] ? copy_strings+0x169/0x173
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046ddad>] ?
search_binary_handler+0x8f/0x1af
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c046efe7>] ? do_execve+0x133/0x194
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04030d7>] ? sys_execve+0x2a/0x4a
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c04047aa>] ? syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  [<c0610000>] ? early_init_intel+0x0/0x3c
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel:  =======================
Jul 25 02:15:02 vega2008 kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for
61s! [http_cap:12228]
.............
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I choose CentOS because I believe it is the most stable OS in
commodity machines.
But I don't know how to do when facing the trouble.

The difference lies in that I patched a PF_RING patch in original
kernel and recompiled
the kernel to run my machines. I wonder whether the patched kernel
crashes the CentOS
because PF_RING automatically downloads the kernel codes from
www.kernel.org, but not
the one from www.centos.org? Or, the centOS holds the bugs in its distribution?

Hope somebody can given me some advices.
Thanks in advance.


Best Regards,

Ian



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