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SubjectRe: [Alsa-devel] Re: 2.6.15-rt20, "bad page state", jackd
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

> Takashi and other gurus in alsa-devel, any comments on this? The
> original problem - not quoted in this email - is that when I stop jackd
> in the affected configurations I get errors similar to this one:
>>Bad page state at __free_pages_ok (in process 'jackd', page c1013ce0)
>>flags:0x00000414 mapping:00000000 mapcount:0 count:0
>> [<c015947d>] bad_page+0x7d/0xc0 (8)
>> [<c01598fd>] __free_pages_ok+0x9d/0x180 (36)
>> [<c015a5ac>] __pagevec_free+0x3c/0x50 (40)
>> [<c015db47>] release_pages+0x127/0x1a0 (16)
>> [<c016c93d>] free_pages_and_swap_cache+0x7d/0xc0 (80)
>> [<c01681ae>] unmap_region+0x13e/0x160 (28)
>> [<c0168461>] do_munmap+0xe1/0x120 (48)
>> [<c01684df>] sys_munmap+0x3f/0x60 (32)
>> [<c01034a1>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb (16)
>>Trying to fix it up, but a reboot is needed

FWIW, this is a PageReserved page being freed. PageReserved does
anything, and you instead need to ensure the page count is incremented
in your ->nopage handler (ie. via get_page()).

> One other thing occurred to me (not tested yet)
> - userspace regression in the module load code (so that in the end
> modules from the in kernel tree get mixed with modules coming from the
> externally compiled alsa tree). Very unlikely, I think, I could test for
> this by removing the in kernel modules temporarily.
> I have problems in both:
> snd-ice1712 (midiman delta 66)
> snd-hdsp (rme hdsp)
> but this seems to work fine:
> snd-echo3g (gina3g)
> The interesting thing is that the one that works (snd-echo3g) has no
> counterpat in the in kernel alsa tree - that is, only exists in the
> add-on modules compiled externally. Coincidence?
> -- Fernando

SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.
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