Bug 197730

Summary: unaligned access error messages in user commands
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Alasdair Kergon <agk>
Component: lvm2Assignee: Alasdair Kergon <agk>
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Version: 4.0CC: ccaulfie, djansa, kanderso, mbroz
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Hardware: ia64   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0504 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Alasdair Kergon 2006-07-05 16:31:49 EDT
[Originally raised as bug 194626 but lost during crash]

Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 11:39:32 -0400

Description of problem:
User land lvm commands are causing unaligned access error messages on ia64s,
looks to be caused by:
259                     rarray[i].status = *(int *) inptr;
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible:
Every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run vgs | pvs | lvs | ...
Actual results:
[root@link-14 ~]# lvs
lvs(9612): unaligned access to 0x600000000004a7a9, ip=0x2000000003609e60
lvs(9612): unaligned access to 0x600000000004a919, ip=0x2000000003609e60
  LV         VG        Attr   LSize   Origin Snap%  Move Log Copy%
  link_ia640 link_ia64 -wi-ao 181.63G
  link_ia641 link_ia64 -wi-ao 181.63G
  link_ia642 link_ia64 -wi-ao 181.63G
Additional info:
[root@link-14 ~]# prctl --unaligned=signal gdb pvs
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This GDB was configured as "ia64-redhat-linux-gnu"...
(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
(gdb) r
Starting program: /usr/sbin/pvs
Reading symbols from shared object read from target memory...(no debugging
symbols found)...done.
Loaded system supplied DSO at 0xa000000000000000
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 2305843009214507776 (LWP 9555)]
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
File descriptor 3 left open
File descriptor 4 left open
File descriptor 5 left open
Program received signal SIGBUS, Bus error.
[Switching to Thread 2305843009214507776 (LWP 9555)]
_lock_for_cluster (cmd=Variable "cmd" is not available.
) at cluster_locking.c:259
259                     rarray[i].status = *(int *) inptr;

------- Additional Comments From pcaulfie@redhat.com  2006-06-12 05:40 EST -------
rats, I thought I'd got out of that habit!
Checking in lib/locking/cluster_locking.c;
/cvs/lvm2/LVM2/lib/locking/cluster_locking.c,v  <--  cluster_locking.c
new revision: 1.13; previous revision: 1.12
Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2006-07-05 16:36:13 EDT
included in 2.02.06-4.0
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-08-10 17:51:09 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.