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SubjectRe: fix iounmap and a pageattr memleak (x86 and x86-64)
On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 01:21:49PM -0800, Dave Hansen wrote:
> This patch:
>
> >From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@novell.com>
> >
> >- fix silent memleak in the pageattr code that I found while searching
> > for the bug Andi fixed in the second patch below (basically reference
> > counting in split page was done on the pmd instead of the pte).
> >
> >- Part of this patch is also needed to make the above work on x86
> >(otherwise
> > one of my new above BUGS() will trigger signalling the fact a bug was
> > there). The below patch creates a subtle dependency that (_PAGE_PCD <<
> > 24)
> > must not be zero. It's not the cleanest thing ever, but since it's an
> > hardware bitflag I doubt it's going to break.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
> >Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@novell.com>
> >Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
> >---
> >
> > 25-akpm/arch/i386/mm/ioremap.c | 4 ++--
> > 25-akpm/arch/i386/mm/pageattr.c | 13 +++++++------
> > 25-akpm/arch/x86_64/mm/ioremap.c | 14 +++++++-------
> > 25-akpm/arch/x86_64/mm/pageattr.c | 23 ++++++++++++++---------
> > 4 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
>
> is hitting this BUG() during bootup:
>
> /* memleak and potential failed 2M page regeneration */
> BUG_ON(!page_count(kpte_page));
>
> in 2.6.10-rc1-mm2.
>
> Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
> Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
> Memory: 511144k/524288k available (1856k kernel code, 12608k reserved,
> 1186k data, 164k init, 0k highmem)
> Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
> Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> kernel BUG at arch/i386/mm/pageattr.c:136!
> invalid operand: 0000 [#1]
> SMP DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
> Modules linked in:
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0060:[<c0113f48>] Not tainted VLI
> EFLAGS: 00010046 (2.6.10-rc1-mm2)
> EIP is at __change_page_attr+0x28c/0x358
> eax: ffffffff ebx: 017ff163 ecx: 00000000 edx: c10001e0
> esi: 00000000 edi: c000fff8 ebp: c10001e0 esp: c03f9d98
> ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
> Process swapper (pid: 0, threadinfo=c03f9000 task=c0345b40)
> Stack: c102ffe0 00000000 00000000 00000046 c0113ceb c17f9000 c102ff20
> c102ff20 017ff163 00000000 017ff163 00000000 c0113ceb c17fe000
> c102ffc0 c102ffc0 c1000000 c17ff000 c000fff8 017ff163 00000000
> 017ff163 00000000 00000000
> Call Trace:
> [<c0113ceb>] __change_page_attr+0x2f/0x358
> [<c0113ceb>] __change_page_attr+0x2f/0x358
> [<c011404a>] change_page_attr+0x36/0x54
> [<c0114148>] kernel_map_pages+0x30/0x5f
> [<c0137d80>] __alloc_pages+0x340/0x350
> [<c0137dad>] __get_free_pages+0x1d/0x30
> [<c013adfa>] kmem_getpages+0x26/0xd4
> [<c013c221>] cache_grow+0xb1/0x150
> [<c013c84a>] cache_alloc_refill+0x232/0x280
> [<c013ccbe>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x5a/0x78
> [<c01d4970>] idr_pre_get+0x1c/0x44
> [<c0181b60>] sysfs_fill_super+0x0/0xa4
> [<c01572cc>] set_anon_super+0x10/0xb8
> [<c0156cff>] sget+0xb3/0x148
> [<c0181b60>] sysfs_fill_super+0x0/0xa4
> [<c0157636>] get_sb_single+0x26/0x8c
> [<c0157608>] compare_single+0x0/0x8
> [<c01572bc>] set_anon_super+0x0/0xb8
> [<c0181c1d>] sysfs_get_sb+0x19/0x1d
> [<c0181b60>] sysfs_fill_super+0x0/0xa4
> [<c01576ea>] do_kern_mount+0x4e/0xd0
> [<c015777d>] kern_mount+0x11/0x15
> [<c0409962>] sysfs_init+0x1e/0x50
> [<c0409430>] mnt_init+0xb4/0xc0
> [<c040917a>] vfs_caches_init+0x7e/0x94
> [<c03fa831>] start_kernel+0x12d/0x150
> Code: c7 0f 75 f5 f0 ff 4d 04 eb 08 0f 0b 85 00 88 c1 2d c0 8b 45 00 89
> ea f6 c4 80 74 07 8b 55 0c 8d 74 26 00 8b 42 04 83 f8 ff 75 08 <0f> 0b
> 88 00 88 c1 2d c0 a1 ac 6c 34 c0 a8 08 0f 84 aa 00 00 00
>
> I'm tracking down now to see exactly what's going on. This just a
> regular, plain 4-way x86 box with 4GB of RAM. Removing that BUG_ON()
> lets me boot just fine.

you've a debugging option enabled.

I'm afraid somebody wrote common code with the hope that
change_page_attr had a natural universal API.

change_page_attr API has alwasy required you a certain level of symmetry
to work. Now I made it completley symmetric just to make it simpler to
use and I added BUG where the previous code would screwup.

If you do something like this you'll trigger a BUG_ON too:

change_page_attr(page, PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE)
change_page_attr(page, PAGE_KERNEL)
change_page_attr(page, PAGE_KERNEL)

the last one will BUG().

At least the new API with these changes will not leak memory anymore as
far as you retain simmetry (even if you run the change_page_attr on the
same page from different context).

I suspect that such debugging option has never worked right.

pageattr will need fixing so that to provide a natural universal API
that keeps track of each page. Previously this would have failed:

A change_page_attr(page1, UNCACHED) -> pte page_count = 2
B change_page_attr(page1, WHATEVER) -> pte page_count still 2
C change_page_attr(page2, UNCACHED) -> pte page count = 3
A change_page_attr(page1, PAGE_KERNEL) -> pte page count = 2
B change_page_attr(page1, PAGE_KERNEL) -> pte page count = 1 ->screwup

Now the above can work fine. But still examples like the above one will
trigger bugs since they're simply violating the current restricted
change_page_attr API.

I believe if you disable the DEBUG_PAGEALLOC it should work fine again.

Still I recommend investigating _why_ debug_pagealloc is violating the
API. It might not be necessary to wait for the pageattr universal
feature to make DEBUG_PAGEALLOC work safe.
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