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SubjectRe: [PATCH] regression: vmalloc easily fail.
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 05:49:41AM +0100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 08:07:37PM -0200, Glauber Costa wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:43:33AM +0100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:29:40PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
> > > > Nick Piggin wrote:
> > > > >Hmm, spanning <30MB of memory... how much vmalloc space do you have?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > From the original report:
> > > >
> > > > >VmallocTotal: 122880 kB
> > > > >VmallocUsed: 15184 kB
> > > > >VmallocChunk: 83764 kB
> > > >
> > > > So it seems there's quite a bit of free space.
> > > >
> > > > Chunk is the largest free contiguous region, right? If so, it seems the
> > >
> > > Yes.
> > >
> > >
> > > > problem is unrelated to guard pages, instead the search isn't finding a
> > > > 1-page area (with two guard pages) for some reason, even though lots of
> > > > free space is available.
> > >
> > > Hmm. The free area search could be buggy...
> > Do you want me to grab any specific info of it? Or should I just hack myself
> > randomly into it? I'll probably have some time for that tomorrow.
>
> I took a bit of a look. Does this help you at all?
>
> I still think we should get rid of the guard pages in non-debug kernels
> completely, but hopefully this will fix your problems?
unfortunately, it doesn't.
problem still happen in a kernel with this patch.

> --
>
> - Fix off by one bug in the KVA allocator that can leave gaps
> - An initial vmalloc failure should start off a synchronous flush of lazy
> areas, in case someone is in progress flushing them already.
> - Purge lock can be a mutex so we can sleep while that's going on.
>
> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
> ---
> Index: linux-2.6/mm/vmalloc.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/mm/vmalloc.c
> +++ linux-2.6/mm/vmalloc.c
> @@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
> #include <linux/highmem.h>
> #include <linux/slab.h>
> #include <linux/spinlock.h>
> +#include <linux/mutex.h>
> #include <linux/interrupt.h>
> #include <linux/proc_fs.h>
> #include <linux/seq_file.h>
> @@ -362,7 +363,7 @@ retry:
> goto found;
> }
>
> - while (addr + size >= first->va_start && addr + size <= vend) {
> + while (addr + size > first->va_start && addr + size <= vend) {
> addr = ALIGN(first->va_end + PAGE_SIZE, align);
>
> n = rb_next(&first->rb_node);
> @@ -472,7 +473,7 @@ static atomic_t vmap_lazy_nr = ATOMIC_IN
> static void __purge_vmap_area_lazy(unsigned long *start, unsigned long *end,
> int sync, int force_flush)
> {
> - static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(purge_lock);
> + static DEFINE_MUTEX(purge_lock);
> LIST_HEAD(valist);
> struct vmap_area *va;
> int nr = 0;
> @@ -483,10 +484,10 @@ static void __purge_vmap_area_lazy(unsig
> * the case that isn't actually used at the moment anyway.
> */
> if (!sync && !force_flush) {
> - if (!spin_trylock(&purge_lock))
> + if (!mutex_trylock(&purge_lock))
> return;
> } else
> - spin_lock(&purge_lock);
> + mutex_lock(&purge_lock);
>
> rcu_read_lock();
> list_for_each_entry_rcu(va, &vmap_area_list, list) {
> @@ -518,7 +519,18 @@ static void __purge_vmap_area_lazy(unsig
> __free_vmap_area(va);
> spin_unlock(&vmap_area_lock);
> }
> - spin_unlock(&purge_lock);
> + mutex_unlock(&purge_lock);
> +}
> +
> +/*
> + * Kick off a purge of the outstanding lazy areas. Don't bother if somebody
> + * is already purging.
> + */
> +static void try_purge_vmap_area_lazy(void)
> +{
> + unsigned long start = ULONG_MAX, end = 0;
> +
> + __purge_vmap_area_lazy(&start, &end, 0, 0);
> }
>
> /*
> @@ -528,7 +540,7 @@ static void purge_vmap_area_lazy(void)
> {
> unsigned long start = ULONG_MAX, end = 0;
>
> - __purge_vmap_area_lazy(&start, &end, 0, 0);
> + __purge_vmap_area_lazy(&start, &end, 1, 0);
> }
>
> /*
> @@ -539,7 +551,7 @@ static void free_unmap_vmap_area(struct
> va->flags |= VM_LAZY_FREE;
> atomic_add((va->va_end - va->va_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT, &vmap_lazy_nr);
> if (unlikely(atomic_read(&vmap_lazy_nr) > lazy_max_pages()))
> - purge_vmap_area_lazy();
> + try_purge_vmap_area_lazy();
> }
>
> static struct vmap_area *find_vmap_area(unsigned long addr)


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