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    Subject[PATCH] swap 3/4 unsafe Dirty check
    Todd reported swapoff kernel BUG at filemap.c:122 to LKML 24 May.
    Other problems on that system may have contributed, but yes, despite
    __delete_from_swap_cache doing ClearPageDirty before __remove_inode_page
    to avoid the BUG(), a concurrent __free_pte might race to SetPageDirty.
    So skip that oops in PageSwapCache case (please, if someone wants to use
    unlikely or BUG_ON there, do so in your later patch). Remove the prior
    ClearPageDirty? maybe but not without deeper thought: let stay for now.

    --- 2.4.19-pre10/mm/filemap.c Tue Jun 4 13:54:19 2002
    +++ linux/mm/filemap.c Tue Jun 11 19:02:30 2002
    @@ -119,7 +119,8 @@
    void __remove_inode_page(struct page *page)
    - if (PageDirty(page)) BUG();
    + if (PageDirty(page) && !PageSwapCache(page))
    + BUG();
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