Bug 501408 - X freeze/lockup after possible circular locking dependency detected with 4GB ram
X freeze/lockup after possible circular locking dependency detected with 4GB ram
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2009-05-18 21:40 EDT by Michal Pomorski
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:35 EDT (History)
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syslog from the session that lockups. (29.63 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-18 21:40 EDT, Michal Pomorski
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xorg.log from the session that lockups (15.78 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-18 21:42 EDT, Michal Pomorski
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Output of lspci. (2.50 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-18 21:43 EDT, Michal Pomorski
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Modules loaded when booted without PAE, in X. (2.43 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-18 21:44 EDT, Michal Pomorski
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Description Michal Pomorski 2009-05-18 21:40:51 EDT
Created attachment 344540 [details]
syslog from the session that lockups.

Description of problem:
On a fresh install, when running a PAE kernel with extra debug logging, the following message is recorded:

[ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ] #1
plymouthd/50 is trying to acquire lock:
 (&fb_info->lock){--..}, at: [<c058f424>] fb_mmap+0x88/0x160

but task is already holding lock:
 (&mm->mmap_sem){----}, at: [<c040c4f2>] sys_mmap2+0x49/0x80

which lock already depends on the new lock.

The system then freezes when starting X if equipped with 4GB ram (might be unrelated).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
linux PAE, PAE

How reproducible:
   Happens each time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On a machine with 4G ram, install F11 preview. After reboot it will just freeze.
2. Next time boot to runlevel 3 - text multiuser (add 3 to the grub kernel boot line)
3. Connect to a network, run dhclient, install the kernel PAEdebug. You may even update the system and create a user.
4. Boot the debug kernel into runlevel 3. Examine output of dmesg.
5. startx and experience the lockup.

Actual results:
Screen freezes.

Expected results:
System boots into the graphical mode.

Additional info:
This all happens on a dual-core hp compaq 6510b laptop with intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller.

The lockups arent very hard as the power button usually works and so does sysrq.

Running the system with 2GB ram or using a non-PAE kernel (thus making 3GB available) allows it to boot properly. In case of the PAEdebug-kernel the lock warning remains. 
Logs will follow.

Bug 494435 might be related.
Comment 1 Michal Pomorski 2009-05-18 21:42:11 EDT
Created attachment 344541 [details]
xorg.log from the session that lockups

When booting without PAE or with 2GB ram the log continues with following
(II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
(II) intel(0): DPMS enabled
(==) intel(0): Intel XvMC decoder disabled
(II) intel(0): Set up textured video
(II) intel(0): direct rendering: DRI2 Enabled
(--) RandR disabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
(II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
Comment 2 Michal Pomorski 2009-05-18 21:43:23 EDT
Created attachment 344542 [details]
Output of lspci.
Comment 3 Michal Pomorski 2009-05-18 21:44:40 EDT
Created attachment 344543 [details]
Modules loaded when booted without PAE, in X.
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2009-05-20 20:30:49 EDT
This may be fixed in kernel -155 which will be in rawhide tomorrow.
Comment 5 Michal Pomorski 2009-05-22 14:45:32 EDT
Indeed, it doesn't freeze on starting X anymore!
The circular lock message is still there though.
Comment 6 Michal Pomorski 2009-05-31 20:33:20 EDT
The lockups still happen with the -167 kernel but only after some time or when a significant amount of memory has been used.
The display freezes but the mouse pointer moves as if nothing happened. Any other input except for sys-rq does not work. The X log didn't reveal anything suspicious and dmesg still reports the circular lock warning.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:05:09 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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