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SubjectRe: [Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH 04/11] mm: page_alloc: introduce alloc_contig_range()
Marek,

I am running a CMA test where I keep allocating from a CMA region as long
as the allocation fails due to lack of space.

However, I am seeing failures much before I expect them to happen.
When the allocation fails, I see a warning coming from __alloc_contig_range(),
because test_pages_isolated() returned "true".

The new retry code does try a new range and eventually succeeds.


> +
> +static int __alloc_contig_migrate_range(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
> +{
> +
> +done:
> +       /* Make sure all pages are isolated. */
> +       if (!ret) {
> +               lru_add_drain_all();
> +               drain_all_pages();
> +               if (WARN_ON(test_pages_isolated(start, end)))
> +                       ret = -EBUSY;
> +       }

I tried to find out why this happened and added in a debug print inside
__test_page_isolated_in_pageblock(). Here's the resulting log ..

---
[ 133.563140] !!! Found unexpected page(pfn=9aaab), (count=0),
(isBuddy=no), (private=0x00000004), (flags=0x00000000), (_mapcount=0)
!!!
[ 133.576690] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 133.582489] WARNING: at mm/page_alloc.c:5804 alloc_contig_range+0x1a4/0x2c4()
[ 133.594757] [<c003e814>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0xf0) from
[<c0079c7c>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x4c/0x64)
[ 133.605468] [<c0079c7c>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x4c/0x64) from
[<c0079cac>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x18/0x1c)
[ 133.616424] [<c0079cac>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x18/0x1c) from
[<c00e0e84>] (alloc_contig_range+0x1a4/0x2c4)
[ 133.627471] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p25): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
[ 133.633728] [<c00e0e84>] (alloc_contig_range+0x1a4/0x2c4) from
[<c0266690>] (dma_alloc_from_contiguous+0x114/0x1c8)
[ 133.697113] !!! Found unexpected page(pfn=9aaac), (count=0),
(isBuddy=no), (private=0x00000004), (flags=0x00000000), (_mapcount=0)
!!!
[ 133.710510] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p26): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
[ 133.716766] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 133.721954] WARNING: at mm/page_alloc.c:5804 alloc_contig_range+0x1a4/0x2c4()
[ 133.734100] Emergency Remount complete
[ 133.742584] [<c003e814>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0xf0) from
[<c0079c7c>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x4c/0x64)
[ 133.753448] [<c0079c7c>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x4c/0x64) from
[<c0079cac>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x18/0x1c)
[ 133.764373] [<c0079cac>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x18/0x1c) from
[<c00e0e84>] (alloc_contig_range+0x1a4/0x2c4)
[ 133.775299] [<c00e0e84>] (alloc_contig_range+0x1a4/0x2c4) from
[<c0266690>] (dma_alloc_from_contiguous+0x114/0x1c8)
---
From the log it looks like the warning showed up because page->private
is set to MIGRATE_CMA instead of MIGRATE_ISOLATED.
I've also had a test case where it failed because (page_count() != 0)

Have you or anyone else seen this during the CMA testing?

Also, could this be because we are finding a page within (start, end)
that actually belongs
to a higher order Buddy block ?


Thanks,
Sandeep
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