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Subjectkernel generating SIGBUS while handling pagefault.
Hello,

I have a program which is trying to access its virtual memory segments
(listed in /proc/<pid>/maps file). But while reading the following
virtual memory segment as below.
<-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
0x2a95556000 0x2a9566b000 0x115000 0
/lib64/ld-2.3.2.so
0x2a9566b000 0x2a9566c000 0x1000 0x15000
/lib64/ld-2.3.2.so
<-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
generate SIGBUS with siginfo as BUS_ADRERR (Non-existent physical
address), I traced back into the kernel code to get the detail on why
this BUS_ADRERR is set and found that, if the kernel could not handle
pagefault it generates BUS_ADRERR.
In the file /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-20.EL/mm/memory.c at line 1746.
<------------------------------------------------------------------->
new_page = vma->vm_ops->nopage(vma, address & PAGE_MASK, 0);
if (new_page == NULL) /* no page was available -- SIGBUS */
return 0;
if (new_page == NOPAGE_OOM)
return -1;
<------------------------------------------------------------------->
So is the kernel trying to get a page (map a page) into the swap space
from file, and failing to map the file ? due to lack of swap space??.
Currently the kernel runs on a amd64 machine with 5GB RAM and 33GB
swap space.
But if I run the same program(executable) on amd64 machine with kernel
2.4.21-4 with 8GB RAM and 16GB swap space, there were no page faults
and I see only 1 virtual address mapping for /lib64/ld-2.3.2.so on
this machine.

I analyzed the strace on the machine failing with SIGBUS and found the
following in the strace output
<-------------------------------------------------------------------->
mmap(NULL, 1061968, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) =
0x2a95687000 mprotect(0x2a9568b000, 1045584, PROT_NONE) = 0
mmap(0x2a95787000, 16384, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED,
3, 0) = 0x2a95787000
close(3) = 0
mprotect(0x7fbff09000, 4096,
PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE|PROT_EXEC|PROT_GROWSDOWN) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid
argument) mprotect(0x7fbff02000, 32768,
PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE|PROT_EXEC) = -1 ENOMEM (Cannot allocate memory)
mprotect(0x7fbff06000, 16384, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE|PROT_EXEC) = -1
ENOMEM (Cannot allocate memory) mprotect(0x7fbff08000, 8192,
PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE|PROT_EXEC) = 0 mprotect(0x7fbff06000, 8192,
PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE|PROT_EXEC) = -1 ENOMEM (Cannot allocate memory)
mprotect(0x7fbff07000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE|PROT_EXEC) = -1
ENOMEM (Cannot allocate memory)
<-------------------------------------------------------------------->
I see some system calls failing with 'Cannot allocate memory', is this
because that I use only 5GB of RAM for a 64-bit machine?
Can some mm hackers kindly give some inputs in this?

Thanks in advance.

Best,
Vamsi kundeti.
India.
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