Bug 16135

Summary: [BUG] kacpi_notify goes into an infinite loop (luckly it calls cond_resched)
Product: ACPI Reporter: Maciej Rutecki (maciej.rutecki)
Component: Power-ThermalAssignee: acpi_power-thermal
Severity: normal CC: maciej.rutecki, rjw, rostedt, rui.zhang, trenn
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Kernel Version: 2.6.34 Subsystem:
Regression: Yes Bisected commit-id:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 15310    

Description Maciej Rutecki 2010-06-06 05:41:33 UTC
Subject    : [BUG] kacpi_notify goes into an infinite loop (luckly it calls cond_resched)
Submitter  : Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Date       : 2010-05-29 1:01
Message-ID : 1275094882.22648.607.camel@gandalf.stny.rr.com
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127509490405845&w=2

This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.33.  Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.

Caused by:

commit fa80945269f312bc609e8384302f58b03c916e12
Author: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>
Date:   Sat Feb 20 11:44:27 2010 +0100

    ACPI thermal: Don't invalidate thermal zone if critical trip point is bad

First-Bad-Commit : fa80945269f312bc609e8384302f58b03c916e12
Comment 1 Thomas Renninger 2010-06-06 21:14:49 UTC
Please attach acpidump and dmidecode output.
You may already want to double check whether ACPI_DEBUG is compiled into your kernel (zcat /proc/config.gz |grep CONFIG_ACPI_DEBUG).
If it is it might make sense to remove some ACPI drivers:
rmmod battery;rmmod ac    (ar some polling candidates)
and increase debug level/layer shortly while this happens:
echo 0xFFFFFFFF >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_layer
echo 0xF >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_level
(or even: echo 0x20F >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_level which may show quite some output).
Hmm, best you start this tiny script when this happens (untested may have a typo):

echo 0xFFFFFFFF >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_layer
echo 0x20F >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_level
sleep 1
echo 0 >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_layer
echo 0xF >/sys/module/acpi/parameters/debug_level
and send syslog output between START and STOP message.
Comment 2 Zhang Rui 2010-06-09 08:21:30 UTC
please verify if the patches at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15924#c45 helps.
Comment 3 Zhang Rui 2010-06-21 07:49:28 UTC
Comment 4 Zhang Rui 2010-06-30 06:07:59 UTC
close this bug as there is no response from bug reporter, neither in bugzilla nor in mail list.