Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453965
nut w/i usbhid-ups causes kernel crash
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:52:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
After loading the NUT ups driver (/sbin/upsdrvctl start) the kernel will crash
within less than 1 minute. All network connections are severed. If I leave the
console screen displayed (Ctrl-Alt-F1) before I load UPS controller, I can see
the kernel dump (many pages using shift-PageUp/Down). Ctrl-Alt-Del at this point
causes total lockup and I must use hard reset or power off to reboot.
The NUT driver configuration is:
driver = usbhid-ups
port = auto
desc = "TrippLite Omni 1000"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-184.108.40.206-76.fc9 & kernel-220.127.116.11-55.fc9
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connected TrippLite Omni 1000 to USB port
2. Power up and boot machine
3. At console: /sbin/upsdrvctl start
4. Wait 1-2 minutes
Kernel crashes with BUG...
Please request any additional information.
This looks very strange -- usbhid-ups is probably the most frequently used nut
driver and no such problem has ever been reported. I believe this a kernel
We need to see the entire BUG message. Boot with option vga=1 or vga=792 and
take a picture of the screen with a camera if you have to.
Created attachment 311726 [details]
Screen photos after crash
Crash dumped many screen pages every 30-60 seconds. I tried to get as many as I
could before system totally locked up.
I also tried to duplicate the problem on another machine (same kernel/os etc),
but could not replicate it. Only difference was the processor (Intel). The
machine that is crashing is an Athlon XP 2500+.
Created attachment 312210 [details]
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c047ece6: 8b 1f mov (%edi),%ebx
c047ece8: 85 db test %ebx,%ebx
c047ecea: 74 0a je c047ecf6 <kmem_cache_alloc+0x45>
c047ecec: 8b 47 0c mov 0xc(%edi),%eax
c047ecef: 8b 04 83 mov (%ebx,%eax,4),%eax <========
c047ecf2: 89 07 mov %eax,(%edi)
c047ecf4: eb 14 jmp c047ed0a <kmem_cache_alloc+0x59>
c047ecf6: 57 push %edi
c047ecf7: 8b 45 f0 mov -0x10(%ebp),%eax
c047ecfa: 83 c9 ff or $0xffffffff,%ecx
c047ecfd: 52 push %edx
c047ecfe: 8b 55 ec mov -0x14(%ebp),%edx
c047ed01: e8 29 f6 ff ff call c047e32f <__slab_alloc>
c047ed06: 59 pop %ecx
c047ed07: 89 c3 mov %eax,%ebx
c047ed09: 58 pop %eax
1580 c = get_cpu_slab(s, smp_processor_id());
if (unlikely(!c->freelist || !node_match(c, node)))
object = __slab_alloc(s, gfpflags, node, addr, c);
object = c->freelist;
c->freelist = object[c->offset];
c->freelist == 1
c->offset == 0
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