call for bge(4) testers
oleg at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 24 00:42:31 UTC 2006
On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 09:26:32AM +0900, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 04:40:35PM +0400, Oleg Bulyzhin wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 09:55:54AM +0900, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 12:43:42AM +0400, Oleg Bulyzhin wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 02:44:34PM +0200, Michael Reifenberger wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > > > > ...
> > > > > >I'm not familiar with vge(4) and don't have hardwares supported by
> > > > > >vge(4). Because vge(4) supports a kind of interrupt moderation, there
> > > > > >is a possiblity to have the same issue seen on em(4).
> > > > > >If you want my blind patch I can send a patch for you.
> > > > > >
> > > > > Yes, please!
> > > > > I can test it (on RELENG_6 though).
> > > >
> > > > I have an idea why those timeouts can happen. Could you please test
> > > > attached patch? It may help (or may not). Anyway would be fine
> > > > to know results.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Since vge(4) uses MTX_RECURSE mutex and miibus(4) handler is
> > > protected with the mutex I guess it wouldn't help much.
> > > I guess it needs a seperate mutex to protect miibus(4) handler
> > > and should remove the use of MTX_RECURSE.
> > Hmm.
> > 1) _ifmedia_upd() & _ifmedia_sts() functions are not called from mii layer.
> > 2) As i can see MII layer is not protected by anything, unless you
> > specially acquire driver lock prior to calling mii_ function.
> > Locking ifmedia callbacks should be done (though, it may not help
> > with watchdogs timeout), otherwise we have race on accessing PHY registers.
> > (kern/98738).
> > As i can see, random watchdog timeouts was reported for em, bge, vge, sk
> > (and maybe others, those ones which i remember) drivers.
> > All of them has unlocked _ifmedia_ functions.
> AFAIK all known sk(4) bug were fixed. If it's not please let me know.
> > My idea was: perhaps, under certain condition, concurrent access to PHY could
> > lead to hardware deadlock.
> Yes. Because MII bus access needs several steps to access PHY
> registers its operation shouldn't be interrupted until all pending
> requests are served.
> I can't sure you remember my mail for MII lock which modifies
> mii_phy_probe API to take an additional mutex. The driver mutex
> could be used with MII bus access/callbacks.
Yes, i remember that mail but i didnt had time to dig code deep enough
to give an answer. I did it recently, while working on PR.
> If interface is up/running and auto negotiation is in progress MII
> layer would inspect BMSR register periodically to know the state
> of link. During the time if you run ifconfig(8) to know the state
> of the link or to change media type/duplex it will access PHY
> registers. Normally it would end up with "link states coalesced"
> As you know the two callbacks(vge_ifmedia_upd/vge_ifmedia_sts) will
> end up with calling mii_mediachg() or mii_pollstat() which in turn
> access PHY registers. So if MII access is properly serialized we
> wouldn't get stale data. I guess your fix solves it by protecting
> callbacks with driver mutex but it wouldn't fix other cases.
> For example see vge_miibus_statchg MII interface.
MII layer does not have it's own callouts, i.e. those autonegotiation
checks of BMSR are triggered by driver's _tick() function, which are locked.
So if we have locked _tick() & _ifmedia_(upd|sts) functions, concurrent
access to PHY is impossible.
(If we are talking about vge_miibus_statchg(), it would be:
vge_tick (here we obtain lock) -> mii_tick -> ciphy_service ->
mii_phy_update -> vge_miibus_statchg).
> > > vge(4) also has a bug
> > > if mbuf chain is too long(7 or higher) and defragmentation with
> > > m_defrag(9) fails it would access an invalid mbuf chain.
> > > All these requires lots of work and need a real hardware.
> > > Oleg, if you have hardware, would you fix it?
> > Unfortunately i don't have vge hardware.
> Pyun YongHyeon
=== Oleg Bulyzhin -- OBUL-RIPN -- OBUL-RIPE -- oleg at rinet.ru ===
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