smbfs related oops

Rasmus Bøg Hansen (
Wed, 22 May 2002 01:11:00 +0200 (CEST)


[1.] One line summary of the problem:

rsync segfaulting and the kernel oops'ing while synchronizing two smbfs's

[2.] Full description of the problem/report:

I am implementing file synchronization between two Windows NT 4 machines
through two smbfs mounts. Rsync runs for about half an hour; then the
kernel gives an oops and rsync segfaults. Hereafter the smbfs file
system is un-unmountable, even with umount -f (device or resource busy).

[3.] Keywords (i.e., modules, networking, kernel):

smbfs, networking

[4.] Kernel version (from /proc/version):

Linux version 2.4.18 (root@gere) (gcc version 2.95.2 20000220 (Debian
GNU/Linux)) #2 man maj 6 15:05:32 CEST 2002

[5.] Output of Oops.. message (if applicable) with symbolic information
resolved (see Documentation/oops-tracing.txt)

Eh, this is quite embarrassing. I cannot decode the oops... Ksymoops
2.4.3 just leaves the oops intact without symbolic information. is in place, smbfs is compiled in-kernel (not as a module):

ksymoops 2.4.3 on i586 2.4.18. Options used
-V (default)
-k /proc/ksyms (default)
-l /proc/modules (default)
-o /lib/modules/2.4.18/ (default)
-m /boot/ (default)

Warning: You did not tell me where to find symbol information. I will
assume that the log matches the kernel and modules that are running
right now and I'll use the default options above for symbol resolution.
If the current kernel and/or modules do not match the log, you can get
more accurate output by telling me the kernel version and where to find
map, modules, ksyms etc. ksymoops -h explains the options.

3c59x: Donald Becker and others.
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address c4000000
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c0167277>] Not tainted
Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
EFLAGS: 00010282
eax: f84e461a ebx: ab5d031e ecx: fcb613fd edx: 00000000
esi: c4000000 edi: c1c8fe4c ebp: c1c8fee4 esp: c1c8fdfc
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process rsync (pid: 2428, stackpage=c1c8f000)
Stack: c1c8fee4 c1c8feb4 c48378a8 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 c2874a40
c004f0e0 00000000 00189621 00000000 00000000 00000000 c07a5000 00000012
00000000 00000000 00000001 00000014 c0165ba5 c1c6ea20 c1c8ffb0 c01369c0
Call Trace: [<c0165ba5>] [<c01369c0>] [<c01369c0>] [<c0165c34>] [<c01369c0>]
[<c0166ae6>] [<c01369c0>] [<c01367a9>] [<c01369c0>] [<c0136ae2>] [<c01369c0>]
Code: 0f b6 56 00 46 89 d0 c1 e0 04 01 d8 c1 ea 04 01 d0 6b d8 0b

[6.] A small shell script or example program which triggers the
problem (if possible)

smbmount //odin/e\$ /bck/mnt -o username=xxx,password=xxx
smbmount //frigg/backup /bck/backup -o username=xxx,password=xxx
cd /bck
# Also happens with -aq but this prints more info
rsync -avv --delete Dokumenter2 /bck/backup

[7.] Environment
[7.1.] Software (add the output of the ver_linux script here)

Debian potato w/kernel 2.4.18

Linux gere 2.4.18 #2 man maj 6 15:05:32 CEST 2002 i586 unknown

Gnu C 2.95.2
Gnu make 3.79.1
util-linux 2.10s
mount 2.10s
modutils 2.4.15
e2fsprogs 1.27
Linux C Library 2.1.3
ldd: version 1.9.11
Procps 2.0.6
Net-tools 1.54
Kbd [muligheder...]
Console-tools 0.2.3
Sh-utils 2.0
Modules Loaded nls_iso8859-1

moffe@gere:~# dpkg -l | grep samba
ii samba 2.0.7-5 A LanManager like file and printer server fo
ii samba-common 2.0.7-5 Samba common files used by both the server a

[7.2.] Processor information (from /proc/cpuinfo):

processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 5
model : 6
model name : AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia extensions
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 233.285
cache size : 64 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 mmx
bogomips : 465.30

[7.3.] Module information (from /proc/modules):

nls_iso8859-1 2844 2 (autoclean)

[7.4.] Loaded driver and hardware information (/proc/ioports, /proc/iomem)

moffe@gere:~# cat /proc/ioports
0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
0170-0177 : ide1
01f0-01f7 : ide0
02f8-02ff : serial(set)
0376-0376 : ide1
03c0-03df : vga+
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(set)
0cf8-0cff : PCI conf1
7000-707f : 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX [Fast Etherlink]
7000-707f : 00:04.0
7400-74ff : ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage II+ 215GTB [Mach64 GTB]
7800-780f : Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5229 IDE
7800-7807 : ide0
7808-780f : ide1
moffe@gere:~# cat /proc/iomem
00000000-0009fbff : System RAM
0009fc00-0009ffff : reserved
000a0000-000bffff : Video RAM area
000c0000-000c7fff : Video ROM
000c8000-000c87ff : Extension ROM
000f0000-000fffff : System ROM
00100000-03ffffff : System RAM
00100000-001d43f9 : Kernel code
001d43fa-0020dc37 : Kernel data
05100000-0510007f : 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX [Fast Etherlink]
05101000-05101fff : ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage II+ 215GTB [Mach64 GTB]
06000000-06ffffff : ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage II+ 215GTB [Mach64 GTB]

[7.5.] PCI information ('lspci -vvv' as root)

00:00.0 Host bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M1531 [Aladdin IV] (rev b2)
Subsystem: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi]: Unknown device 1531
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 set

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV] (rev b4)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort+ <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0 set

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX [Fast Etherlink] (rev 74)
Subsystem: 3Com Corporation: Unknown device 1000
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 10 min, 10 max, 32 set, cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: I/O ports at 7000 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at 05100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
Expansion ROM at 05120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- AuxPwr- DSI- D1+ D2+ PME+
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

00:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage II+
215GTB [Mach64 GTB] (rev 9a) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4755
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 8 min, 32 set, cache line size 08
Region 0: Memory at 06000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: I/O ports at 7400 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at 05101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at 05140000 [disabled] [size=128K]

00:0b.0 IDE interface: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5229 IDE (rev 20) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 2 min, 4 max, 32 set
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 0
Region 4: I/O ports at 7800 [size=16]

[7.6.] SCSI information (from /proc/scsi/scsi)


[7.7.] Other information that might be relevant to the problem
(please look in /proc and include all information that you
think to be relevant):

It seems to happen when reading from the source share, as this share
hangs when unmounting, but not the destination share.

In my searches for the offending files, I did:

moffe@gere:/tmp/mnt# tar cvf - Dokumenter2 | cat > /dev/null
Segmentation fault

(no, don't laugh; tar actually does nothing when doing "tar cvf
/dev/null [...]" or "tar cvf - [...] > /dev/null")

[X.] Other notes, patches, fixes, workarounds:

The server has around 10Gb of data in 120.000 files (this Share contains
most of the data by bytes, but around 30.000 files I guess). The Windows
machine is Windows NT 4.0 service pack 6a. No file system errors on
Linux nor Windows.

I'm not quite into kernel programming, so I'm somewhat at a loss as to
what to do - but I will gladly tell more information, if I'm able to.


-- [ Rasmus "Møffe" Bøg Hansen ] ---------------------------------------
May the smurf be with you... Always.
                 -- Obi-Smurf Kenobi
----------------------------------[ moffe at amagerkollegiet dot dk ] --

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