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SubjectRe: mm/rmap.c negative page map count BUG.
On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 11:00:41 -0800
"Octavio Alvarez" <alvarezp@alvarezp.ods.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 03:15:20 -0800, Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 09:11:51AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > >
> > > > Quite a few Fedora users have hit it over the last year,
> > > > but what I find fascinating is that there's not a single
> > > > occurance of "BUG at mm/rmap.c" in our 2.6.9 based RHEL4 bug
> > reports.
> > >
> > > could mean it's caused by consumer hardware code...
> >
> > Yeah. People buying enterprise distros do tend to buy branded RAM
> > with goodies like ECC from big name suppliers instead of a cheap $20
> > noname DIMM from "Joe's computers".
> >
> > So it *could* be a lot of these are crappy hardware, especially
> > as some of the reports do indicate that the problem went away
> > when they upgraded their RAM. Some of the others though, I'm
> > not so sure.
>
> Nevertheless, there are more instances of the bug in recent versions.
> For me, version 2.6.10 or 2.6.11 seems to be the big difference, from
> 1 bug monthly to --suddenly-- 4 weekly.
>
> I'm experiecing that problem too. I have notice that sometimes
> "bad_page_state" trigger before the BUG is reported.
>
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/12/14/449
>
> I have already installed the instrumentation Dave provided. I'll see
how
> it goes.

I have found another instance of "bad_page_state" with mapcount:-1
before
hitting BUG_ON().

sh-3.00$ cat /var/log/kernel | tail -n 19
Bad page state at free_hot_cold_page (in process 'X', page c1140c60)
flags:0x80010008 mapping:00000000
mapcount:-65536 count:0
Backtrace:
[<c012eee2>] bad_page+0x5c/0x92
[<c012f56c>] free_hot_cold_page+0x58/0xc2
[<c012fbb6>] __pagevec_free+0x17/0x1d
[<c0133e28>] __pagevec_release_nonlru+0x72/0x7f
[<c0134c04>] shrink_list+0x2ef/0x386
[<c0134e23>] shrink_cache+0xe7/0x210
[<c0135323>] shrink_zone+0xac/0xc4
[<c0135389>] shrink_caches+0x4e/0x5b
[<c0135466>] try_to_free_pages+0xd0/0x190
[<c012fa0a>] __alloc_pages+0x170/0x271
[<c01382ca>] do_anonymous_page+0x37/0x107
[<c013865c>] __handle_mm_fault+0xa6/0x15e
[<c02a4cf4>] do_page_fault+0x188/0x545
[<c02a4b6c>] do_page_fault+0x0/0x545
[<c0102c9f>] error_code+0x4f/0x54
Trying to fix it up, but a reboot is needed
sh-3.00$ uptime
23:56:29 up 1 day, 2:45, 4 users, load average: 1.22, 1.16, 1.12

sh-3.00$ uname -a
Linux octavio 2.6.15 #13 Sat Jan 7 17:37:22 PST 2006 i686 unknown
unknown GNU/Linux

I ran memtest86+ for 24 hours prior to installing the latest kernel boot
with no errors reported.
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