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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] regression: vmalloc easily fail.
    On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 09:28:54AM -0200, Glauber Costa wrote:
    > 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.

    That's weird. Any chance you could dump a list of all the vmap area start
    and end adresses and their flags before returning failure?





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