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SubjectRe: kernel problem
On Mon, Dec 07 2009, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 10:41:09AM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > [ Added Cc's of people that may be interested in this ]
> > > <SNIP>
> > > ------------[ cut here ]------------
> > > WARNING: at mm/page_alloc.c:1805
> > > __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x127/0x48f()
> > > Hardware name: System Product Name
> > > Modules linked in:
> > > Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.32-rc8-git5 #1
> > > Call Trace:
> > > [<c103d94b>] warn_slowpath_common+0x65/0x95
> > > [<c103d98d>] warn_slowpath_null+0x12/0x15
> > > [<c109550c>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x127/0x48f
> > > [<c10be964>] ? get_slab+0x8/0x50
> > > [<c10b8979>] alloc_page_interleave+0x2e/0x6e
> > > [<c10b8a10>] alloc_pages_current+0x57/0x99
> > > [<c2083a4a>] ? xd_init+0x0/0x482
> > > [<c1094c38>] __get_free_pages+0xd/0x1e
> > > [<c2083a94>] xd_init+0x4a/0x482
> > > [<c2082df0>] ? loop_init+0x104/0x16a
> > > [<c169162d>] ? loop_probe+0x0/0xaf
> > > [<c2083a4a>] ? xd_init+0x0/0x482
> > > [<c1001143>] do_one_initcall+0x51/0x13f
> > > [<c204a307>] kernel_init+0x10b/0x15f
> > > [<c204a1fc>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x15f
> > > [<c1004347>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
> > > ---[ end trace 686db6333ade6e7a ]---
> > > xd: Out of memory.
>
> First off, it would appear that every block driver under the sun is
> being loaded. I seriously doubt this controller really exists in the
> machine.
>
> Second, it's a real warning as the driver is trying to allocate a buffer of
> size 0 which get_order() chokes on. For bonus points, it tries to allocate
> a buffer before it knows what size it should be. This patch should resolve
> the problem but because I don't have the hardware to test it on, it could
> do with a second set of eyes just to be sure the rejigged logic makes sense.
>
> If this is ok, what is the appropriate submission path for unmaintained
> block drivers? Is it the block maintainer or someone else?

Thanks Mel, I'll add this to the next pull queue.

--
Jens Axboe



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