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SubjectRe: Panic on 2.6.0-test1-mm1
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 07:37:00AM -0700, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>> The big box had this on the console ... looks like it was doing a
>> compile at the time ... sorry, only just noticed it after returning
>> from OLS, so don't have more context (2.6.0-test1-mm1).
>> kernel BUG at include/linux/list.h:149!
>> invalid operand: 0000 [#1]
>> SMP
>> CPU: 3
>> EIP: 0060:[<c0117f98>] Not tainted VLI
>> EFLAGS: 00010083
>> EIP is at pgd_dtor+0x64/0x8c
>
> This is on PAE, so you're in far deeper trouble than I could have caused:
>
> pgd_cache = kmem_cache_create("pgd",
> PTRS_PER_PGD*sizeof(pgd_t),
> 0,
> SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN | SLAB_MUST_HWCACHE_ALIGN,
> pgd_ctor,
> PTRS_PER_PMD == 1 ? pgd_dtor : NULL);
>
> You've applied mingo's patch, which needs to check for PAE in certain
> places like the above. Backing out highpmd didn't make this easier, it
> just gave you performance problems because now all your pmd's are stuck
> on node 0 and another side-effect of those changes is that you're now
> pounding pgd_lock on 16x+ boxen. You could back out the preconstruction
> altogether, if you're hellbent on backing out everyone else's patches
> until your code has nothing to merge against.

I think this was just virgin -mm1, I can go back and double check ...
Not sure what the stuff about backing out other peoples patches was
all about, I just pointed out the crash.

Andrew had backed out highpmd for other reasons before I even mailed
this out, if that's what your knickers are all twisted about ... I have
no evidence that was causing the problem ... merely that it goes away
on -test2-mm1 ... it was Andrew's suggestion, not mine.

M.

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