next/master boot: 273 boots: 63 failed, 209 passed with 1 untried/unknown (next-20171106)

Robin Murphy robin.murphy at arm.com
Wed Nov 8 15:55:38 UTC 2017



On 08/11/17 15:19, Guillaume Tucker wrote:
> On 07/11/17 11:43, Guillaume Tucker wrote:
>> On 07/11/17 10:55, Mark Brown wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 10:12:59AM +0000, Jon Hunter wrote:
>>>> On 06/11/17 19:17, Mark Brown wrote:
>>>
>>>>>>     multi_v7_defconfig:
>>>>>>         tegra124-nyan-big:
>>>>>>             lab-collabora: failing since 2 days (last pass: 
>>>>>> next-20171102 - first fail: next-20171103)
>>>
>>>> Thanks for the report. I have been looking into a failure on nyan-big
>>>> [0], but this one looks like a new failure. I will take a look.
>>>
>>> Guillaume Tucker has been bisecting this with the shiny new bisection
>>> code he's testing, he was saying on IRC he thinks he's found the
>>> offending commit:
>>>
>>>    
>>> https://people.collabora.com/~gtucker/tmp/bisect-tegra-4.14.rc8-next-20171106.txt 
>>>
>>>
>>> (not CCing Johannes yet)
>>
>> Please take this with a pinch of salt, I'm now running some extra
>> boot tests to prove it.  If you look at this log, all the boots
>> passed which is a bit suspicious.  I did build and boot the
>> revision it found with multi_v7_defconfig on tegra124 and it
>> passed, so it looks like this commit may not have anything to do
>> with the boot failure.  The automated bisection is still experimental.
>>
>> Passing LAVA boot test with this revision:
>>
>>   https://lava.collabora.co.uk/scheduler/job/976375
>>
>> I've started a slightly different bisection job now on
>> next-20171107 and the common ancestor between next and mainline,
>> results can take a few hours to come back.
> 
> After a few more automated bisection attempts and a bug fix in
> LAVA, I've now found at least one potentially breaking commit:
> 
>    commit d89e2378a97fafdc74cbf997e7c88af75b81610a
>    Author: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy at arm.com>
>    Date:   Thu Oct 12 16:56:14 2017 +0100
> 
>        drivers: flag buses which demand DMA configuration
> 
> 
> I've run some boot tests manually with this revision and then
> also after reverting it in-place, these respectively failed and
> passed:
> 
>    * d89e2378, failed:
>      https://lava.collabora.co.uk/scheduler/job/978968
> 
>    * d89e2378 reverted, passed:
>      https://lava.collabora.co.uk/scheduler/job/978969
> 
> 
> I then went on and tried the same but on top of next-20171108 and
> found that they both failed
> 
>    * next-20171108, failed:
>      https://lava.collabora.co.uk/scheduler/job/979063
> 
>    * next-20171108 with d89e2378 reverted, failed as well:
>      https://lava.collabora.co.uk/scheduler/job/979167
> 
> 
> So this shows there is almost certainly another offending commit
> in -next.  The errors in both cases are not quite the same, the
> last one is triggered by a BUG whereas the first one is a NULL
> pointer (I haven't looked any further).  Also I don't think
> there's any fix for d89e2378a97fafdc74cbf997e7c88af75b81610a
> which is currently still in next.

The fix was actually posted before said commit was even written:

https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9967847/

What is currently queued in the DMA tree fell out of the discussion on 
patch 2 of that series, but I kind of assumed the host1x folks would 
still take patch 1; I guess that hasn't happened.

Robin.

> 
> Note: This happens to be a very good example of running a
> kernelci.org bisection on a real issue, it's quite a bit of a
> pipe cleaner.  I'll now see if there's a way to bisect what looks
> like another breaking change in-between.
> 
> Guillaume


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