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SubjectRe: 2.4.20, .text.lock.swap cpu usage? (ibm x440)
Andrew Morton wrote:
> Chris Wood wrote:
>
>>Due to kswapd problems in Redhat's 2.4.9 kernel, I have had to upgrade
>>to the 2.4.20 kernel with the IBM Summit Patches for our IBM x440.
>>...
>>16480 total 0.0138
>> 6383 .text.lock.swap 110.0517
>> 4689 .text.lock.vmscan 28.2470
>> 4486 shrink_cache 4.6729
>> 168 rw_swap_page_base 0.6176
>> 124 prune_icache 0.5167
>
>
> With six gigs of memory, it looks like the VM has gone nuts
> trying to locate some reclaimable lowmem.
>
> Suggest you send the contents of /proc/meminfo and /proc/slabinfo,
> captured during a period of misbehaviour.

The server ran fine for 3 days, so it took a bit to get this info.

Is there a list of which patches I can apply if I don't want to apply
the entire 2.4.20aa1? I'm nervous about breaking other things, but may
give it a try anyway.

Thanks for the help!

Here is a /proc/meminfo when it is running fine:

total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 6356955136 6035910656 321044480 0 206626816 5301600256
Swap: 2146529280 41652224 2104877056
MemTotal: 6207964 kB
MemFree: 313520 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 201784 kB
Cached: 5171716 kB
SwapCached: 5628 kB
Active: 3667492 kB
Inactive: 1912544 kB
HighTotal: 5373660 kB
HighFree: 203952 kB
LowTotal: 834304 kB
LowFree: 109568 kB
SwapTotal: 2096220 kB
SwapFree: 2055544 kB

Here is a /proc/meminfo when it is having problems:

total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 6356955136 6337114112 19841024 0 369520640 5160353792
Swap: 2146529280 96501760 2050027520
MemTotal: 6207964 kB
MemFree: 19376 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 360860 kB
Cached: 5023300 kB
SwapCached: 16108 kB
Active: 2551264 kB
Inactive: 3291804 kB
HighTotal: 5373660 kB
HighFree: 15404 kB
LowTotal: 834304 kB
LowFree: 3972 kB
SwapTotal: 2096220 kB
SwapFree: 2001980 kB

Here is a /proc/slabinfo when it is fine:

slabinfo - version: 1.1 (SMP)
kmem_cache 64 64 244 4 4 1 : 252 126
ip_fib_hash 14 224 32 2 2 1 : 252 126
ip_conntrack 0 0 384 0 0 1 : 124 62
urb_priv 0 0 64 0 0 1 : 252 126
journal_head 1141 5929 48 33 77 1 : 252 126
revoke_table 7 250 12 1 1 1 : 252 126
revoke_record 448 448 32 4 4 1 : 252 126
clip_arp_cache 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
ip_mrt_cache 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
tcp_tw_bucket 384 510 128 13 17 1 : 252 126
tcp_bind_bucket 442 1008 32 9 9 1 : 252 126
tcp_open_request 570 570 128 19 19 1 : 252 126
inet_peer_cache 232 232 64 4 4 1 : 252 126
ip_dst_cache 807 1185 256 79 79 1 : 252 126
arp_cache 354 480 128 16 16 1 : 252 126
blkdev_requests 768 810 128 27 27 1 : 252 126
dnotify_cache 500 664 20 4 4 1 : 252 126
file_lock_cache 1157 2120 96 53 53 1 : 252 126
fasync_cache 565 600 16 3 3 1 : 252 126
uid_cache 419 448 32 4 4 1 : 252 126
skbuff_head_cache 780 1410 256 65 94 1 : 252 126
sock 426 1671 1280 288 557 1 : 60 30
sigqueue 725 725 132 25 25 1 : 252 126
kiobuf 0 0 64 0 0 1 : 252 126
cdev_cache 703 870 64 15 15 1 : 252 126
bdev_cache 9 116 64 2 2 1 : 252 126
mnt_cache 18 116 64 2 2 1 : 252 126
inode_cache 50995 50995 512 7285 7285 1 : 124 62
dentry_cache 71760 71760 128 2392 2392 1 : 252 126
dquot 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
filp 52314 52380 128 1746 1746 1 : 252 126
names_cache 28 28 4096 28 28 1 : 60 30
buffer_head 1342242 1486740 128 49558 49558 1 : 252 126
mm_struct 701 2355 256 155 157 1 : 252 126
vm_area_struct 11887 58530 128 1793 1951 1 : 252 126
fs_cache 831 2378 64 41 41 1 : 252 126
files_cache 597 2184 512 246 312 1 : 124 62
signal_act 501 2112 1408 168 192 4 : 60 30
pae_pgd 699 2378 64 41 41 1 : 252 126
size-131072(DMA) 0 0 131072 0 0 32 : 0 0
size-131072 0 0 131072 0 0 32 : 0 0
size-65536(DMA) 0 0 65536 0 0 16 : 0 0
size-65536 0 0 65536 0 0 16 : 0 0
size-32768(DMA) 0 0 32768 0 0 8 : 0 0
size-32768 1 5 32768 1 5 8 : 0 0
size-16384(DMA) 0 0 16384 0 0 4 : 0 0
size-16384 5 12 16384 5 12 4 : 0 0
size-8192(DMA) 0 0 8192 0 0 2 : 0 0
size-8192 5 7 8192 5 7 2 : 0 0
size-4096(DMA) 0 0 4096 0 0 1 : 60 30
size-4096 437 1127 4096 437 1127 1 : 60 30
size-2048(DMA) 0 0 2048 0 0 1 : 60 30
size-2048 314 434 2048 170 217 1 : 60 30
size-1024(DMA) 0 0 1024 0 0 1 : 124 62
size-1024 567 1464 1024 240 366 1 : 124 62
size-512(DMA) 0 0 512 0 0 1 : 124 62
size-512 906 968 512 120 121 1 : 124 62
size-256(DMA) 0 0 256 0 0 1 : 252 126
size-256 8724 8850 256 583 590 1 : 252 126
size-128(DMA) 2 60 128 2 2 1 : 252 126
size-128 3198 3450 128 114 115 1 : 252 126
size-64(DMA) 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
size-64 3486 4050 128 135 135 1 : 252 126
size-32(DMA) 34 116 64 2 2 1 : 252 126
size-32 22446 22446 64 387 387 1 : 252 126

Here is a /proc/slabinfo when it is having problems:

slabinfo - version: 1.1 (SMP)
kmem_cache 64 64 244 4 4 1 : 252 126
ip_fib_hash 14 224 32 2 2 1 : 252 126
ip_conntrack 0 0 384 0 0 1 : 124 62
urb_priv 0 0 64 0 0 1 : 252 126
journal_head 1660 3773 48 49 49 1 : 252 126
revoke_table 7 250 12 1 1 1 : 252 126
revoke_record 0 0 32 0 0 1 : 252 126
clip_arp_cache 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
ip_mrt_cache 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
tcp_tw_bucket 148 150 128 5 5 1 : 252 126
tcp_bind_bucket 696 896 32 8 8 1 : 252 126
tcp_open_request 120 120 128 4 4 1 : 252 126
inet_peer_cache 107 232 64 4 4 1 : 252 126
ip_dst_cache 960 960 256 64 64 1 : 252 126
arp_cache 232 360 128 12 12 1 : 252 126
blkdev_requests 768 810 128 27 27 1 : 252 126
dnotify_cache 238 332 20 2 2 1 : 252 126
file_lock_cache 1776 2040 96 51 51 1 : 252 126
fasync_cache 273 400 16 2 2 1 : 252 126
uid_cache 501 560 32 5 5 1 : 252 126
skbuff_head_cache 685 1020 256 68 68 1 : 252 126
sock 1095 1095 1280 365 365 1 : 60 30
sigqueue 203 203 132 7 7 1 : 252 126
kiobuf 0 0 64 0 0 1 : 252 126
cdev_cache 725 754 64 13 13 1 : 252 126
bdev_cache 9 116 64 2 2 1 : 252 126
mnt_cache 18 116 64 2 2 1 : 252 126
inode_cache 13808 20755 512 2965 2965 1 : 124 62
dentry_cache 5976 14070 128 469 469 1 : 252 126
dquot 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
filp 52314 52380 128 1746 1746 1 : 252 126
names_cache 8 8 4096 8 8 1 : 60 30
buffer_head 1335952 1470150 128 49005 49005 1 : 252 126
mm_struct 1620 1620 256 108 108 1 : 252 126
vm_area_struct 39180 39180 128 1306 1306 1 : 252 126
fs_cache 1815 1972 64 34 34 1 : 252 126
files_cache 1477 1477 512 211 211 1 : 124 62
signal_act 1430 1430 1408 130 130 4 : 60 30
pae_pgd 1798 1798 64 31 31 1 : 252 126
size-131072(DMA) 0 0 131072 0 0 32 : 0 0
size-131072 0 0 131072 0 0 32 : 0 0
size-65536(DMA) 0 0 65536 0 0 16 : 0 0
size-65536 0 0 65536 0 0 16 : 0 0
size-32768(DMA) 0 0 32768 0 0 8 : 0 0
size-32768 1 1 32768 1 1 8 : 0 0
size-16384(DMA) 0 0 16384 0 0 4 : 0 0
size-16384 5 5 16384 5 5 4 : 0 0
size-8192(DMA) 0 0 8192 0 0 2 : 0 0
size-8192 5 5 8192 5 5 2 : 0 0
size-4096(DMA) 0 0 4096 0 0 1 : 60 30
size-4096 981 1011 4096 981 1011 1 : 60 30
size-2048(DMA) 0 0 2048 0 0 1 : 60 30
size-2048 312 342 2048 167 171 1 : 60 30
size-1024(DMA) 0 0 1024 0 0 1 : 124 62
size-1024 1080 1080 1024 270 270 1 : 124 62
size-512(DMA) 0 0 512 0 0 1 : 124 62
size-512 832 832 512 104 104 1 : 124 62
size-256(DMA) 0 0 256 0 0 1 : 252 126
size-256 8550 8550 256 570 570 1 : 252 126
size-128(DMA) 2 60 128 2 2 1 : 252 126
size-128 2850 2850 128 95 95 1 : 252 126
size-64(DMA) 0 0 128 0 0 1 : 252 126
size-64 2591 4200 128 140 140 1 : 252 126
size-32(DMA) 34 116 64 2 2 1 : 252 126
size-32 2536 7134 64 123 123 1 : 252 126

>
> Then please apply
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.20aa1.bz2
> and send a report on the outcome.



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