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Old 12-25-2008, 10:21 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#442877: forcedeth kernel panic

On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 05:49:04PM +0200, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.22-2-amd64
> Version: 2.6.22-4
>
> Freshly built new machine based on ASUS M2N32 WS Pro motherboard with
> two on-board GBit network adapters driven by the forcedeth driver and
> running 64bit Etch crashes reliably stock debian kernels 2.6.18 (Etch),
> 2.6.21 (backports.org) and also 2.6.22 (Sid backported to Etch by
> apt-get -b source). The crash occurs under high network load generated
> by tserv from dbench package within about 20 minutes of tserv run
> against this machine (which is running tserv_srv as it is to be a samba
> server).
>
> Before it crashes it fills the kernel log with the following messages
> that may or may not be related to the crash:
>
> Sep 17 14:51:27 harapes kernel: eth0: too many iterations (6) in nv_nic_irq.
> Sep 17 14:51:58 harapes last message repeated 1026 times
> Sep 17 14:52:59 harapes last message repeated 2063 times
> Sep 17 14:54:00 harapes last message repeated 2055 times
> Sep 17 14:55:01 harapes last message repeated 2044 times
>
> I wrote it may not be related because I got here an older nForce4 based
> machine that is running the tserv against the crashing server and it
> also fills the log with the same messages - but fortunately it does not
> crash...
>
> The kernel panic looks for 2.6.22-2 as follows (hand-copied from a
> screenshot made by digital camera) and is fatal - even SysRq doesn't
> work.
>
> Call Trace:
> <IRQ> :forcedeth: nv_nic_irq_optimized+0x89/0x22c
> handle_IRQ_event+0x25/0x53
> __do_softirq+0x55/0xc3
> handle_edge_irq+0xe4/0x127
> do_IRQ+0x6c/0xd5
> default_idle+0x0/0x3d
> ret_from_intr+0x0/0xa
> <EOI> default_idle+0x29/0x3d
> cpu_idle+0x8b/0xae
>
> Code: 8a 83 84 00 00 00 83 e0 f3 83 c8 04 88 83 84 00 00 00 83 7b
> RIP :forcedeth:nv_rx_process_optimized+0xe6/0x380
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
>
> As said this crash is reliable, I managed to kill the machine several
> times in a row. Though right now I am testing a different setup - the
> forcedeth driver loaded with "optimization_mode=1" parameter and so far
> (65 minutes of tserv run) it didn't crash...

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

Cheers,
Moritz





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Old 12-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Petr Stehlik
 
Default Bug#442877: forcedeth kernel panic

Moritz Muehlenhoff p*še v Pá 26. 12. 2008 v 00:21 +0100:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 05:49:04PM +0200, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6.22-2-amd64
> > Version: 2.6.22-4
> >
> > Freshly built new machine based on ASUS M2N32 WS Pro motherboard with
> > two on-board GBit network adapters driven by the forcedeth driver and
> > running 64bit Etch crashes reliably stock debian kernels 2.6.18 (Etch),
> > 2.6.21 (backports.org) and also 2.6.22 (Sid backported to Etch by

> Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

I don't remember where the machine is now as the bug report is 15 months
old. It is either running fine under normal load now or we disabled the
onboard NICs and have been using a PCI GB cards since then. Or it may
have even died some time ago and we replaced the board with some other
one.

Sorry. Too late. You may close this.

Petr





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