uma_zalloc_arg complaining about non-sleepable locks
jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Feb 1 14:49:54 UTC 2010
On Sunday 31 January 2010 11:28:54 am Marius Strobl wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 12:06:18PM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> > Sorry for the delay, I was trying to avoid rebooting my server.
> > I've setup a similar environment in VirtualBox to test it.
> > On 2010-Jan-27 12:52:29 +0100, Marius Strobl <marius at alchemy.franken.de>
> > >Ah, I forgot that using nfsm_aligned() causes nfs_realign() to
> > >be a NOP on architectures without strict alignment requirements
> > >for performance reasons. That's generally fine but unfortunately
> > >that way you don't actually exercise the code which caused the
> > >problem before (unfortunately I still don't manage to hit the
> > >unaligned case myself).
> > >Could you please test with #ifdef __NO_STRICT_ALIGNMENT replaced
> > >with #if 0 in sys/nfs/nfs_common.h? The vfs.nfs.realign_count
> > >counter should also increase then.
> > I'm not sure what triggers the unaligned case either - I tried
> > roughly "tar -cf - -C /mnt/usr src | tar -xf - -C /mnt/tmp" and
> > that caused some unaligned accesses (but also completely wedged
> > the VBox host). I also tried copying a pile of files off my
> > NFS client (FreeBSD-8.x/i386) and that also triggered some
> > unaligned accesses without any errors being reported.
> > Currently, I have:
> > vfs.nfs.realign_count: 12
> > vfs.nfs.realign_test: 188817
> > I'd say that your patch works.
> John, are you okay with that patch?
> It's intention is to:
> - Move nfs_realign() from the NFS client to the shared NFS code and
> remove the NFS server version in order to reduce code duplication.
> The shared version now uses a second parameter how, which is passed
> on to m_get(9) and m_getcl(9) as the server used M_WAIT while the
> client requires M_DONTWAIT, and replaces the the previously unused
> parameter hsiz.
> - Change nfs_realign() to use nfsm_aligned() so as with other NFS code
> the alignment check isn't actually performed on platforms without
> strict alignment requirements for performance reasons because as the
> comment suggests only occasionally occurs with TCP.
> - Change fha_extract_info() to use nfs_realign() with M_NOWAIT rather
> than M_DONTWAIT because it's called with the RPC sp_lock held.
> The only downside of the shared nfs_realign() are the combined
> SYSCTL counters but the fact we incremented them non-atomically
> so far I think already indicates that their intention only is a
> rough indication rather than exact values for client and server.
This all sounds good to me, but isn't M_NOWAIT == M_DONTWAIT? Hmm, reading
the code more closely, it looks like fha_extract_info() was using M_WAIT
rather than M_DONTWAIT previously. Also, I think you should be careful to use
M_DONTWAIT instead of M_NOWAIT for mbufs, so I would fix that in
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