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SubjectRe: kswapd deadlock 2.4.3-pre6
On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > The deadlock implies that somebody scheduled with page_table_lock held.
> > Which would be really bad.
>
> ..and it is probably do_swap_page().
>
> Despite the name, "lookup_swap_cache()" does more than a lookup - it will
> wait for the page that it looked up. And we call it with the
> page_table_lock held in do_swap_page().

Darn, you're too quick. (just figured it out and was about to report:)

Trace; c012785b <__lock_page+83/ac>
Trace; c012789b <lock_page+17/1c>
Trace; c01279a1 <__find_lock_page+81/f0>
Trace; c013008b <lookup_swap_cache+4b/164>
Trace; c0125362 <do_swap_page+12/1cc>
Trace; c012571f <handle_mm_fault+77/c4>
Trace; c01148b4 <do_page_fault+0/426>
Trace; c0114a17 <do_page_fault+163/426>
Trace; c01148b4 <do_page_fault+0/426>
Trace; c011581e <schedule+3e6/5ec>
Trace; c010908c <error_code+34/3c>

> Ho humm. Does the appended patch fix it for you? Looks obvious enough, but
> this bug is actually hidden on true SMP, and I'm too lazy to test with
> "num_cpus=1" or something..

I'm sure it will, but will be back in a few with confirmation.

>
> Linus
>
> -----
> diff -u --recursive --new-file pre6/linux/mm/memory.c linux/mm/memory.c
> --- pre6/linux/mm/memory.c Tue Mar 20 23:13:03 2001
> +++ linux/mm/memory.c Wed Mar 21 22:21:27 2001
> @@ -1031,18 +1031,20 @@
> struct vm_area_struct * vma, unsigned long address,
> pte_t * page_table, swp_entry_t entry, int write_access)
> {
> - struct page *page = lookup_swap_cache(entry);
> + struct page *page;
> pte_t pte;
>
> + spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
> + page = lookup_swap_cache(entry);
> if (!page) {
> - spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
> lock_kernel();
> swapin_readahead(entry);
> page = read_swap_cache(entry);
> unlock_kernel();
> - spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
> - if (!page)
> + if (!page) {
> + spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
> return -1;
> + }
>
> flush_page_to_ram(page);
> flush_icache_page(vma, page);
> @@ -1053,13 +1055,13 @@
> * Must lock page before transferring our swap count to already
> * obtained page count.
> */
> - spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
> lock_page(page);
> - spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
>
> /*
> - * Back out if somebody else faulted in this pte while we slept.
> + * Back out if somebody else faulted in this pte while we
> + * released the page table lock.
> */
> + spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
> if (pte_present(*page_table)) {
> UnlockPage(page);
> page_cache_release(page);

(oh well, I had the right idea at least)

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