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SubjectRe: swsusp "not enough swap space" 2.6.5-mm6.
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On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 09:27 -0700, Mark Gross wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 June 2004 08:32, Mark Gross wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 June 2004 16:04, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > > I'm sorry for not having more information, but the failing computer is
> > > > my home laptop (I'll get more details after work or I'll bring it in
> > > > tomorrow for more details).
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, this thing does software suspend using the 2.6.2-mm1 kernel,
> > > > and last night I was updating it to 2.6.5-mm6, and I started getting
> > > > these not enough disk space errors.
> > > >
> > > > I found your bug fix patch,
> > > > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=107806008626357&w=2
> > > > and checked that it is included in the 2.6.5-mm6 kernel I'm using.
> > > >
> > > > Without more information does this problem ring any bells?
> > > >
> > > > Can you recommend a "good" kernel version that does reliable swsusp?
> > >
> > > Get 2.6.6, and set swappiness to 100.
> > >
> > > Pavel
> >
> > 2.6.6 still fails, just like the failure reported by the thread independent
> > of swappiness:
> >
> > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=107806010900002&r=1&w=2
> >
> > However; as hinted in the thread turning off premption does seem to fix the
> > problem.
> >
>
> Spoke too soon. My build tree that had the success was 2.6.6-mm6, so I
> re-built a clean 2.6.6 from tarball using the .config from the successful
> run, CONFIG_PREEMPT=n. It fails. 2.6.6-mm5 works, but only if
> CONFIG_PREEMPT=n.
>
> I have to get to my day job now, but whats up with the flakieness of the
> swsusp? Shouldn't it be mostly working by now?

It's working flawlessly for me with 2.6.7-rc3-mm1. I also applied the
following patches (who knows)...
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 15:04:51 +0200
From: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
To: Patrick Mochel <mochel@digitalimplant.org>, kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>
Subject: Fix memory leak in swsusp
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Hi!

This fixes 2 memory leaks in swsusp: during relocating pagedir, eaten
pages were not properly freed in error path and even regular freeing
path was freeing one page too little. Please apply,

Pavel

--- linux-cvs/kernel/power/swsusp.c 2004-05-22 19:39:01.000000000 +0200
+++ linux/kernel/power/swsusp.c 2004-06-06 00:30:09.000000000 +0200
@@ -503,6 +503,9 @@
if (!pbe)
continue;
pbe->orig_address = (long) page_address(page);
+ /* Copy page is dangerous: it likes to mess with
+ preempt count on specific cpus. Wrong preempt count is then copied,
+ oops. */
copy_page((void *)pbe->address, (void *)pbe->orig_address);
pbe++;
}
@@ -923,8 +952,9 @@
suspend_pagedir_t *new_pagedir, *old_pagedir = pagedir_nosave;
void **eaten_memory = NULL;
void **c = eaten_memory, *m, *f;
+ int ret = 0;

- printk("Relocating pagedir");
+ printk("Relocating pagedir ");

if(!does_collide_order(old_pagedir, (unsigned long)old_pagedir, pagedir_order)) {
printk("not necessary\n");
@@ -941,22 +971,23 @@
c = eaten_memory;
}

- if (!m)
- return -ENOMEM;
-
- pagedir_nosave = new_pagedir = m;
- copy_pagedir(new_pagedir, old_pagedir);
+ if (!m) {
+ printk("out of memory\n");
+ ret = -ENOMEM;
+ } else {
+ pagedir_nosave = new_pagedir = m;
+ copy_pagedir(new_pagedir, old_pagedir);
+ }

c = eaten_memory;
- while(c) {
+ while (c) {
printk(":");
- f = *c;
+ f = c;
c = *c;
- if (f)
- free_pages((unsigned long)f, pagedir_order);
+ free_pages((unsigned long)f, pagedir_order);
}
printk("|\n");
- return 0;
+ return ret;
}

/*
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Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 21:47:31 +0200
From: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
To: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: Nigel Cunningham <ncunningham@linuxmail.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>, Stuart Young <cef-lkml@optusnet.com.au>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>, seife@suse.de
Subject: Re: swappiness=0 makes software suspend fail.
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Hi!

> >Andrew, in 2.6.6 shrink_all_memory() does not work if swappiness ==
> >0. shrink_all_memory() calls balance_pgdat(), that calls
> >shrink_zone(), and that calls refill_inactive_zone(), which looks at
> >swappiness.
> >
> >Additional parameter to all these calls neutralizing swappiness would
> >help, as would temporarily setting swappiness to 100 in
> >shrink_all_memory. Is there a less ugly solution?
>
> I have a cleanup patch that allows this sort of thing to easily
> be passed into the lower levels of reclaim functions. I don't
> know if it would be to Andrew's taste though...
>
> It basically replaces all function parameters in vmscan.c with
>
> struct scan_control {
> unsigned long nr_to_scan;
> unsigned long nr_scanned;
> unsigned long nr_reclaimed;
> unsigned int gfp_mask;
> struct page_state ps;
> int may_writepage;
> };
>
> So you could easily add a field for swsusp.
>
> Until something like this goes through, please don't fuglify
> vmscan.c any more than it is... do the saving and restoring
> thing that Nigel suggested please.

Okay, this should solve it.
Pavel

--- clean/mm/vmscan.c 2004-05-20 23:08:37.000000000 +0200
+++ linux/mm/vmscan.c 2004-05-30 21:45:41.000000000 +0200
@@ -1098,10 +1098,13 @@
pg_data_t *pgdat;
int nr_to_free = nr_pages;
int ret = 0;
+ int old_swappiness = vm_swappiness;
struct reclaim_state reclaim_state = {
.reclaimed_slab = 0,
};

+ vm_swappiness = 100;
+
current->reclaim_state = &reclaim_state;
for_each_pgdat(pgdat) {
int freed;
@@ -1115,6 +1118,8 @@
break;
}
current->reclaim_state = NULL;
+
+ vm_swappiness = old_swappiness;
return ret;
}
#endif
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