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SubjectProblem remains - page_launder? (Was: Re: [patch *] VM deadlock fix)
Hi again,

Further hints.

More testing (printks in refill_inactive and page_launder)
reveals that refill_inactive works ok (16 pages) but
page_launder never succeeds in my lockup state... (WHY)
alloc fails since there is no inactive_clean and free is
less than MIN. And then when page_launder fails...

/RogerL


Roger Larsson wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Tried your patch on 2.2.4-test9-pre4
> with the included debug patch applied.
>
> Rebooted, started mmap002
>
> After a while it starts outputting (magic did not work
> this time - usually does):
>
> - - -
> "VM: try_to_free_pages (result: 1) try_again # 12345"
> "VM: try_to_free_pages (result: 1) try_again # 12346"
> - - -
>
> My interpretation:
> 1) try_to_free_pages succeeds (or returns ok when it did not work)
> 2) __alloc_pages still can't alloc
>
> Maybe it is different limits,
> try_to_free_pages requires less to succeed than
> __alloc_pages_limit requires.
> or a bug in
> __alloc_pages_limit(zonelist, order, PAGES_MIN, direct_reclaim)
>
> Note:
> 12345 is an example, it loops to over 30000...
>
> /RogerL
>
> Rik van Riel wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've found and fixed the deadlocks in the new VM. They turned out
> > to be single-cpu only bugs, which explains why they didn't crash my
> > SMP tesnt box ;)
> >
> > They have to do with the fact that processes schedule away while
> > holding IO locks after waking up kswapd. At that point kswapd
> > spends its time spinning on the IO locks and single-cpu systems
> > will die...
> >
> > Due to bad connectivity I'm not attaching this patch but have only
> > put it online on my home page:
> >
> > http://www.surriel.com/patches/2.4.0-t9p2-vmpatch
> >
> > (yes, I'm at a conference now ... the worst beating this patch
> > has had is a full night in 'make bzImage' with mem=8m)
> >
> > regards,
> >
> > Rik
> > --
> > "What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
> > -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000
> >
> > http://www.conectiva.com/ http://www.surriel.com/
> >
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