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SubjectRe: mount.nfs: cannot allocate memory
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On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 19:08 -0400, Mark Lord wrote:
> On 12-06-12 06:58 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
> > Adding Ben Hutchings to CC: as he seems to have looked into this before.
> >
> >> On 12-06-12 06:44 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
> >>> I've been seeing these messages on my AMD Fusion server
> >>> running linux-3.3.7-64bit. Does this ring any bells for anyone else?
> >>> The system is NOT low on memory.
> >>>
> >>> I'm building/installing 3.4.2 now to see if it behaves any better.
> >>>
> >>> [962841.265658] mount.nfs: page allocation failure: order:4, mode:0xc0d0
> >>> [962841.265674] Pid: 32116, comm: mount.nfs Not tainted 3.3.7 #2
> >>> [962841.265680] Call Trace:
> >>> [962841.265700] [<ffffffff81079363>] ? warn_alloc_failed+0x11a/0x12d
> >>> [962841.265713] [<ffffffff8107b904>] ? __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x6c0/0x702
> >>> [962841.265725] [<ffffffff8114fcb8>] ? timerqueue_del+0x53/0x63
> >>> [962841.265758] [<ffffffff8107b9ba>] ? __get_free_pages+0x10/0x3f
> >>> [962841.265805] [<ffffffffa01ea33d>] ? nfs_idmap_new+0x28/0xde [nfs]
> >>> [962841.265836] [<ffffffffa01c79c9>] ? nfs4_init_client+0x74/0x12a [nfs]
> ...
> >> Looks like an old bug, perhaps:
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=593035
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728003
> >>
> >> I wonder what the underlying cause is?
> >> And I also wonder if the NFS code should be more clever
> >> about handing order-4 allocation failures.
> >
> > More references:
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-kernel@lists.debian.org/msg71281.html
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1004619
> > http://codemonkey.org.uk/2012/02/17/fedora-16-kernel-bugzilla-status-report-20120210-20120217/
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/2/24/73
>
> Ahh.. this one seems to explain it, kind of:
> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.nfs/41686
>
> So in 3.3.7, I didn't have CONFIG_NFS_USE_NEW_IDMAPPER enabled,
> and the kernel seems to be buggy without that.
>
> In 3.4.2, that option has disappeared entirely,
> most likely because it is now the default behaviour. Right?

Yes, but we also added some patches to Linux 3.4 in order to fix this
bug.

Please see commit d073e9b541e1ac3f52d72c3a153855d9a9ee3278 (NFSv4:
Reduce the footprint of the idmapper) and commit
685f50f9188ac1e8244d0340a9d6ea36b6136cec (NFSv4: Further reduce the
footprint of the idmapper)

Cheers
Trond

--
Trond Myklebust
Linux NFS client maintainer

NetApp
Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com
www.netapp.com

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