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Subject[PATCH] mm, swap: Remove WARN_ON_ONCE() in free_swap_slot()
From: Huang Ying <>

Before commit 452b94b8c8c7 ("mm/swap: don't BUG_ON() due to
uninitialized swap slot cache"), the following bug is reported,

------------[ cut here ]------------
kernel BUG at mm/swap_slots.c:270!
invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
CPU: 5 PID: 1745 Comm: (sd-pam) Not tainted 4.11.0-rc1-00243-g24c534bb161b #1
Hardware name: System manufacturer System Product Name/Z170-K, BIOS
1803 05/06/2016
RIP: 0010:free_swap_slot+0xba/0xd0
Call Trace:
---[ end trace aefc9ede53e0ab21 ]---

This is raised by the BUG_ON(!swap_slot_cache_initialized) in
free_swap_slot(). This is incorrect, because even if the swap slots
cache fails to be initialized, the swap should operate properly
without the swap slots cache. And the use_swap_slot_cache check later
in the function will protect the uninitialized swap slots cache case.

In commit 452b94b8c8c7, the BUG_ON() is replaced by WARN_ON_ONCE().
In the patch, the WARN_ON_ONCE() is removed too.

Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Tim Chen <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Signed-off-by: "Huang, Ying" <>
mm/swap_slots.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/swap_slots.c b/mm/swap_slots.c
index 7ebb23836f68..b1ccb58ad397 100644
--- a/mm/swap_slots.c
+++ b/mm/swap_slots.c
@@ -267,8 +267,6 @@ int free_swap_slot(swp_entry_t entry)
struct swap_slots_cache *cache;

- WARN_ON_ONCE(!swap_slot_cache_initialized);
cache = &get_cpu_var(swp_slots);
if (use_swap_slot_cache && cache->slots_ret) {
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