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SubjectRe: page_mapcount(page) went negative
Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 04:20:37PM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:

> > IMO the pattern is much too consistent to be able to attribute
> > them all to hardware problems. And considering it takes so long
> > for these things to appear, can we get something like the attached
> > patch upstream at least until we manage to stamp them out? Any
> > other debugging info we can add?
>
> I finally got another trace out of a 2.6.19.1 with this debug patch..
> I'm starting to wonder if this is hardware related.
> That box makes me suspicious as its motherboard has a bunch
> of bulging capacitors on it. I had three of these, the previous
> two died like so: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kernelslacker/251807263/in/set-72157594298237090/
> This board hasn't started 'oozing' yet, but I think it may be on
> the cards.
>
> iirc, the previous oopses were around the same time of morning,
> whilst cron.daily was hammering the hell out of the disk.
> Either there's a subtle bug, or this board just can't take the pressure.

The reason why I'm inclined to think there might be a kernel bug is that this
bug seems to trigger a disproportionately high number of times if you consider
the frequency of reports vs frequency of reports of bad page state or bad
pte bugs, for example.

> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: Eeek! page_mapcount(page) went negative! (-1)
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: page->flags = 414

referenced|dirty|reserved
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: page->count = 1
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: page->mapping = 00000000

OK, so it is !PageAnon. Seems like the file was truncated?! Then it shouldn't
be mapped at all? OTOH the truncate could easily have skipped such a page:
truncate doesn't rely on mapcount like invalidate.

Hmm, it could be invalidated or vmtruncate_range()d, if you've hit the nopage
vs invalidate race. But would that cause the mapcount to skew? I don't see
how...

> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: vma->vm_ops->nopage = filemap_nopage+0x0/0x33e

filemap_nopage. Then PG_reserved should not be getting set, AFAIKS.

Might pte corruption have caused us to get completely the wrong page here?



> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: kernel BUG at mm/rmap.c:581!
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: invalid opcode: 0000 [#1]
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: SMP
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: last sysfs file: /class/net/lo/type
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: Modules linked in: tun ipt_MASQUERADE iptable_nat ip_nat ipt_LOG xt_limit ipv6 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns ipt_REJECT xt_state i
> p_conntrack nfnetlink xt_tcpudp iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables video sbs i2c_ec button battery asus_acpi ac parport_pc lp parport sr_mod sg pcspkr i2c_via
> pro ide_cd i2c_core 3c59x via_rhine cdrom mii via_ircc irda crc_ccitt serio_raw dm_snapshot dm_zero dm_mirror dm_mod ext3 jbd ehci_hcd ohci_hcd uhci_hcd
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: CPU: 0
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: EIP: 0060:[<c046d995>] Not tainted VLI
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: EFLAGS: 00010286 (2.6.19-1.2886.fc6debug #1)
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: EIP is at page_remove_rmap+0x8b/0xac
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: eax: 00000034 ebx: c1000000 ecx: c042818c edx: da0b3550
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: esi: daecd0c0 edi: 00000020 ebp: cd386140 esp: ce2f4dc4
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: Process zcat (pid: 22721, ti=ce2f4000 task=da0b3550 task.ti=ce2f4000)
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: Stack: c066b7b6 00000000 c1000000 08050000 c0467c63 c06c7f10 00000046 00000000
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: daecd0c0 ce2f4e44 003f7ffd 00000000 00000001 08055000 cf354080 dde93520
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: c1401e80 00000000 fffffff9 dde9358c cf354080 08055000 00000000 ce2f4e44
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: Call Trace:
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c0467c63>] unmap_vmas+0x2a6/0x536
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c046aaa8>] exit_mmap+0x77/0x105
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c0425471>] mmput+0x37/0x80
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c042a4b5>] do_exit+0x21c/0x7a3
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c042aac9>] sys_exit_group+0x0/0xd
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c043383d>] get_signal_to_deliver+0x38b/0x3b3
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c0403677>] do_notify_resume+0x83/0x6c6
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<c0404159>] work_notifysig+0x13/0x1a
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: [<0804a84e>] 0x804a84e
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: =======================
> Jan 7 04:24:35 firewall kernel: Code: 4c a4 fb ff 8b 43 10 c7 04 24 b6 b7 66 c0 89 44 24 04 e8 39 a4 fb ff 8b 46 40 85 c0 74 0d 8b 50 08 b8 cf b7 66 c0 e8 d
> 8 a9 fd ff <0f> 0b 45 02 4b b7 66 c0 8b 53 10 89 d8 59 5b 5b 5e 83 f2 01 83


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