#StackBounty: #kubuntu #steam #21.04 Why is "x86/split lock detection" spamming my syslog when Steam is running?

Bounty: 50

I have a ThinkPad X1C9 laptop connected to 3 displays via thunderbolt and an nVidia 1050Ti in an external GPU enclosure. My syslog is getting spammed with the following, why?

Googling CJobMgr led me to Steam. Closed Steam and it stopped. If I open Steam again it starts happening immediately.

[Tue Aug 10 10:17:42 2021] x86/split lock detection: #AC: CJobMgr::m_Work/28558 took a split_lock trap at address: 0xf21b3263
[Tue Aug 10 10:17:43 2021] x86/split lock detection: #AC: CJobMgr::m_Work/28520 took a split_lock trap at address: 0xf21b3263
[Tue Aug 10 10:17:43 2021] x86/split lock detection: #AC: CJobMgr::m_Work/28520 took a split_lock trap at address: 0xf21b3263
[Tue Aug 10 10:17:43 2021] x86/split lock detection: #AC: CJobMgr::m_Work/28558 took a split_lock trap at address: 0xf21b3263
[Tue Aug 10 10:17:44 2021] x86/split lock detection: #AC: CJobMgr::m_Work/28520 took a split_lock trap at address: 0xf21b3263
[Tue Aug 10 10:17:45 2021] x86/split lock detection: #AC: CJobMgr::m_Work/28558 took a split_lock trap at address: 0xf21b3263
alan@ac:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 21.04
Release:        21.04
Codename:       hirsute
alan@ac:~$ uname -a
Linux ac 5.11.0-25-generic #27-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 9 23:06:29 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I have found the following resources during my search but they haven’t helped:

I have filed an issue upstream with the Steam client, as it’s the only thing that triggers this issue:


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