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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc7-git2: Reported regressions from 2.6.24
On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9412
> > Subject : commit a878539ef994787c447a98c2e3ba0fe3dad984ec breaks boot on SB600 AHCI
> > Submitter : Srihari Vijayaraghavan <sriharivijayaraghavan@yahoo.com.au>
> > Date : 2008-03-12 17:15 (16 days old)
> > Handled-By : Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
> > Richard Zhao <richard.zhao@amd.com>
>
> Fixed by 4cde32fc4b32e96a99063af3183acdfd54c563f0, methinks.
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9962
> > Subject : mount: could not find filesystem
> > Submitter : Kamalesh Babulal <kamalesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Date : 2008-02-12 14:34 (45 days old)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/12/91
> > Handled-By : Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
> > Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com>
>
> Needs more info. The original oops that opened it is fixed, but..
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9976
> > Subject : BUG: 2.6.25-rc1: iptables postrouting setup causes oops
> > Submitter : Ben Nizette <bn@niasdigital.com>
> > Date : 2008-02-12 12:46 (45 days old)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/12/148
> > Handled-By : Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
>
> This one seems gone (and was apparently AVR-only):
>
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/13/607:
> "What ever the problem is it isn't immediately apparent in latest git so
> I guess we'll just have to keep our eyes peeled."
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9978
> > Subject : 2.6.25-rc1: volanoMark regression
> > Submitter : Zhang, Yanmin <yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com>
> > Date : 2008-02-13 10:30 (44 days old)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/13/128
> > http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/3/12/52
> > http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/3/18/81
> > Handled-By : Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> Hmm. It is a regression on one machine (2x quad-core stoakley), but not
> another (4x quad-core tigerton).
>
> Interestingly, the stoakley box numbers have apparently been all over the
> map.
>
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10318
> > Subject : WARNING: at arch/x86/mm/highmem_32.c:43 kmap_atomic_prot+0x87/0x184()
> > Submitter : Pawel Staszewski <pstaszewski@artcom.pl>
> > Date : 2008-03-25 02:50 (3 days old)
>
> Andrew and seems to have debugged this down to a kzalloc(GFP_ATOMIC) or
> similar.

Slab allocations can never use GFP_HIGHMEM. Slab allocators BUG
if either of these bits are set (checks on the slowpaths):

#define GFP_SLAB_BUG_MASK (__GFP_DMA32|__GFP_HIGHMEM|~__GFP_BITS_MASK)
GFP flags are not masked/checked if either inline fallback to the page
allocator occurs (SLUB for >4k allocs) or if an allocation is forwarded
to the page allocator (SLOB, SLUB). They are also not checked on the
fastpaths.


AFAICT the check in kmap_atomic_prot is simply too strict.

void *kmap_atomic_prot(struct page *page, enum km_type type, pgprot_t
prot)
{
enum fixed_addresses idx;
unsigned long vaddr;
/* even !CONFIG_PREEMPT needs this, for in_atomic in do_page_fault */
debug_kmap_atomic_prot(type);

pagefault_disable();

if (!PageHighMem(page))
return page_address(page);

The check for PageHighMem(page) needs to either come before the
debug_kmap_atomic_prot() or kmap_atomic_prot should only be called for
HIGHMEM allocations. Otherwise any get_zeroed_page() alloc from an
interrupt context may cause a false positive here.

Seems to be a reoccurrence of something that I discussed with Andrew a
while back.

http://marc.info/?t=118790336700011&r=1&w=2


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