Bug 101915 - oops stack backtrace useless
oops stack backtrace useless
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Don Howard
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-08-07 20:02 EDT by Eric Schwartz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 14:01:15 EDT
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Description Eric Schwartz 2003-08-07 20:02:34 EDT
Description of problem:
As of Q2, when an oops happens, the backtrace is only one level deep, and
just looks like:

Call Trace: [<e0000000044148b0>] sp=0xe000004045b279f0 bsp=0xe000004045b20f68
decoded to show_stack [kernel] 0x50

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. do something to cause an oops
2. note lack of backtrace info
Actual results:
only one line of backtrace info is printed, and that line is pretty useless.

Expected results:
full stack trace is printed.

Additional info:
The one line we do get is shortly thereafter followed by a panic().  I'm not
sure, but I believe the aborted backtrace may be caused by the recent change to
force an oops to always panic(), causing the panic to interrupt show_stack(),
and causing the machine to reboot.  This is just a theory, and is welcome to be
tossed out if you like.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-08-08 04:14:02 EDT
we most likely fixed this already, please check a more current kernel
Comment 2 Eric Schwartz 2003-08-08 13:01:33 EDT
Are there any more recent kernels for the 2.1 series? e.31 is the latest we have.
Comment 3 Jason Baron 2003-11-10 17:10:50 EST
The latest is e.38, although i'm not sure if this issue is addressed
there...i'm looking into it...any additional information is more than
Comment 4 Eric Schwartz 2003-11-10 17:23:46 EST
Can you send me a copy of this kernel?  I don't have any kernels more
recent that e.31.  Alternatively, you should be able to verify this
easily on any ia64 box; as I said, just force an oops() and see what
you get for a stack trace.
Comment 5 Jason Baron 2004-09-08 17:00:52 EDT
The latest rhel2.1 ia64 kernel is U5, e.47 found at:

Comment 6 Ernie Petrides 2005-09-12 15:47:55 EDT
Correcting product version.
Comment 7 Don Howard 2005-09-16 14:01:15 EDT
This is a very old report.  sysrq-c appears to generate correct backtrace info
on current derry kernels.

If this issue is still seen on current kernels, please reopen this bug and add
specific steps to reproduce.

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