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SubjectRe: 2.6.23-rc1: BUG_ON in kmap_atomic_prot()
On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:04:46 +0400
Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 02:11:37PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 01:01:53 +0400
> > Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 12:40:45AM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > > > > I had more complete info: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/66966
> > > > >
> > > > > You're using DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, but I was not, so I think we can rule that out.
> > > > >
> > > > > I haven't worked out where that kmap_atomic() call is coming from yet.
> > > > > Both traces point up into the page allocator, but I _think_ that's stack
> > > > > gunk.
> > > >
> > > > Ahh, you suspect networking.
> > > >
> > > > Here, setup is 2 cheap-ass 100Mb realtek 8139 NICs, one to campus network
> > > > receiving ~20 junk packets per second, one gathering netconsole output
> > > > and ssh to it, no conntracks and fancy stuff.
> > > >
> > > > [reboots with cables physically unplugged]
> > >
> > > OK, I run gdb recompile, cat(1) every file in /usr/portage (shitload of
> > > small files) with both cables unplugged. It all went fine for ~5 minutes
> > > after that it crashed exactly same way after 10 secs after plugging one
> > > of them.
> >
> > It'd be nice to get a clean trace. Are you able to obtain the full
> > trace with CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER=y?
>
> Sorry, no camera shot, finding camera requires wakening up M. :)
>
> It took longer that usual, but here it is
>
> kmap_atomic
> get_page_from_freelist
> __alloc_pages
> cache_alloc_refill
> __alloc_pages
> cache_alloc_refill
> kmem_cache_alloc
> dst_alloc
> ip_route_input
> ip_rcv
> netif_receive_skb
> rtl8139_poll
> net_rx_action
> __do_softirq
> do_softirq
> irq_exit
> do_IRQ
> common_interrupt
> handle_mm_fault
> do_page_fault
> error_core
>
> much more loaded x86_64 box near also running 2.6.23-rc1 with debugging
> turned on, using atl1 driver doesn't experience any crashes.
>
> And I found 2.6.22-b91cba52e9b7b3f1c0037908a192d93a869ca9e5-x entry on
> top of grub config which means b91cba52e9b7b3f1c0037908a192d93a869ca9e5
> _without_ any debugging was OK.

I worked out that the crash I saw was in

BUG_ON(!pte_none(*(kmap_pte-idx)));

in the read of kmap_pte[idx]. Which would be weird as the caller is using
a literal KM_USER0.

So maybe I goofed, and that BUG_ON is triggering (it scrolled off, and I am
unable to reproduce it now).

If that BUG_ON _is_ triggering then it might indicate that someone is doing
a __GFP_HIGHMEM|__GFP_ZERO allocation while holding KM_USER0.
If they're holding an atomic kmap then they'll be running in_atomic so it
is unlikely that they accidentally added __GFP_WAIT because lots of people
would be getting lots of might_sleep() warnings.

Hence that first VM_BUG_ON in prep_zero_page() _should_ be triggering.

Do you have CONFIG_DEBUG_VM enabled?



Also, it might be useful to apply -mm's kmap_atomic-debugging.patch. it
will detect lots of abuse.

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