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    Subject[PATCH] pidmap: Use GFP_ATOMIC to allocate page (was: Re: [ 00/54] 3.0.32-stable review)
    On Fri, 2012-05-18 at 21:20 -0700, Greg KH wrote:

    > > Well, I set up a box to run ktest randconfigs and some other checks.
    > > Right now it's running on the 3.2.18-rc release. If I can sneak away
    > > from the misses, I may be able to kick off tests against these releases
    > > too. But I only have one box dedicated for this, so everything needs to
    > > be processed serially.
    > No rush, do it on Monday if needed. Thanks for testing, I appreciate
    > it.

    Ran 18 tests against 3.0.32-rc, 2 failed (16 passed!). One failed by a
    lock up (still looking into it) and the other is this one:

    Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer frequency.. 4799.59 BogoMIPS (lpj=2399799)
    pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301
    BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/0/0x10000002
    Modules linked in:
    Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 3.1.0-rc9-test+ #1
    Call Trace:
    [<ffffffff81435b3e>] __schedule_bug+0x57/0x5b
    [<ffffffff8143c44f>] __schedule+0x90/0x672
    [<ffffffff810636dd>] ? kzalloc.constprop.2+0x24/0x26
    [<ffffffff810460d1>] __cond_resched+0x23/0x2f
    [<ffffffff8143ca83>] _cond_resched+0x14/0x1d^M
    [<ffffffff810f7cd3>] slab_pre_alloc_hook.isra.52+0x28/0x2c
    [<ffffffff810f8b1a>] kmem_cache_alloc_trace+0x29/0xbd
    [<ffffffff810636dd>] kzalloc.constprop.2+0x24/0x26
    [<ffffffff81b7a434>] pidmap_init+0x81/0xc0
    [<ffffffff81b61b03>] start_kernel+0x330/0x3c2
    [<ffffffff81b612c4>] x86_64_start_reservations+0xaf/0xb3
    [<ffffffff81b61140>] ? early_idt_handlers+0x140/0x140
    [<ffffffff81b613ca>] x86_64_start_kernel+0x102/0x111
    Security Framework initialized

    Had CONFIG_SLUB, IRQ_FORCED_THREADING and voluntary preempt enabled.
    Seems the might_resched() check from might_sleep_if() in
    pre_alloc_hook() caused a schedule in early boot (pidmap_init). Not sure
    why it scheduled that early, perhaps a threaded interrupt was added? I
    haven't been able to reproduce it again.

    Perhaps we should not be using GFP_KERNEL when allocating memory for
    pidmap_init()? As we have preemption disabled at this point, we should
    be using GFP_ATOMIC. Also add a BUG_ON if the page fails to get

    Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>

    This patch is against 3.4-rc2 (just happened to be a kernel checkout I

    diff --git a/kernel/pid.c b/kernel/pid.c
    index 9f08dfa..32dab20 100644
    --- a/kernel/pid.c
    +++ b/kernel/pid.c
    @@ -563,7 +563,9 @@ void __init pidmap_init(void)
    PIDS_PER_CPU_MIN * num_possible_cpus());
    pr_info("pid_max: default: %u minimum: %u\n", pid_max, pid_max_min);

    - init_pid_ns.pidmap[0].page = kzalloc(PAGE_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
    + /* Preemption is still disabled at this point */
    + init_pid_ns.pidmap[0].page = kzalloc(PAGE_SIZE, GFP_ATOMIC);
    + BUG_ON(!init_pid_ns.pidmap[0].page);
    /* Reserve PID 0. We never call free_pidmap(0) */
    set_bit(0, init_pid_ns.pidmap[0].page);

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