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SubjectRe: WARNING: at mm/page_alloc.c:1159 get_page_from_freelist+0x325/0x655()
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 01:11:17PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 13:31 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > a new warning started popping up today, in the new page allocator
> > code. The allocation came from kmemleak:
> >
> > WARNING: at mm/page_alloc.c:1159 get_page_from_freelist+0x325/0x655()
> > Hardware name: System Product Name
> > Modules linked in:
> > Pid: 4367, comm: ifup Not tainted 2.6.30-tip-04303-g5ada65e-dirty #54431
> > Call Trace:
> > [<ffffffff810dba73>] ? get_page_from_freelist+0x325/0x655
> > [<ffffffff8106f140>] warn_slowpath_common+0x88/0xcb
> > [<ffffffff8106f1a5>] warn_slowpath_null+0x22/0x38
> > [<ffffffff810dba73>] get_page_from_freelist+0x325/0x655
> > [<ffffffff810dc18c>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x14c/0x5b0
> > [<ffffffff811063e1>] ? deactivate_slab+0xce/0x16b
> > [<ffffffff8103b1c8>] ? native_sched_clock+0x40/0x79
> > [<ffffffff811063e1>] ? deactivate_slab+0xce/0x16b
> > [<ffffffff811063e1>] ? deactivate_slab+0xce/0x16b
> > [<ffffffff81102417>] alloc_pages_current+0xcc/0xeb
> > [<ffffffff81107a78>] alloc_slab_page+0x2a/0x7e
> > [<ffffffff81107b27>] new_slab+0x5b/0x210
> > [<ffffffff811063fa>] ? deactivate_slab+0xe7/0x16b
> > [<ffffffff81108253>] __slab_alloc+0x214/0x3da
> > [<ffffffff8110f58d>] ? kmemleak_alloc+0x83/0x35a
> > [<ffffffff8110f58d>] ? kmemleak_alloc+0x83/0x35a
> > [<ffffffff8110863c>] kmem_cache_alloc+0xac/0x14e
> > [<ffffffff8110f58d>] kmemleak_alloc+0x83/0x35a
> > [<ffffffff812b6436>] ? cfq_get_queue+0x101/0x231
> > [<ffffffff81108511>] kmem_cache_alloc_node+0xf8/0x177
> > [<ffffffff812b6436>] ? cfq_get_queue+0x101/0x231
> > [<ffffffff812b6436>] cfq_get_queue+0x101/0x231
>
> Kmemleak needs to allocate memory for the pointer tracing and it
> currently passes the same gfp flags as those used by the original
> caller. In this case cfq_find_alloc_queue uses __GFP_NOFAIL.
>
> The reason for this was to avoid GFP_ATOMIC if the caller wasn't
> requiring it. I think the approach below is better:
>

How about defining a GFP_SLAB_KMEMLEAK_MASK the subset of flags that kmemleak
should use? Based on this patch, the following appears to be it's definition.

__GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO | __GFP_FS | __GFP_HIGH
> diff --git a/mm/kmemleak.c b/mm/kmemleak.c
> index 58ec86c..46c9c93 100644
> --- a/mm/kmemleak.c
> +++ b/mm/kmemleak.c
> @@ -462,7 +462,7 @@ static void create_object(unsigned long ptr, size_t size, int min_count,
> struct prio_tree_node *node;
> struct stack_trace trace;
>
> - object = kmem_cache_alloc(object_cache, gfp & ~GFP_SLAB_BUG_MASK);
> + object = kmem_cache_alloc(object_cache, gfp & (GFP_KERNEL | GFP_ATOMIC));
> if (!object) {
> kmemleak_panic("kmemleak: Cannot allocate a kmemleak_object "
> "structure\n");
> @@ -636,7 +636,7 @@ static void add_scan_area(unsigned long ptr, unsigned long offset,
> return;
> }
>
> - area = kmem_cache_alloc(scan_area_cache, gfp & ~GFP_SLAB_BUG_MASK);
> + area = kmem_cache_alloc(scan_area_cache, gfp & (GFP_KERNEL | GFP_ATOMIC));
> if (!area) {
> kmemleak_warn("kmemleak: Cannot allocate a scan area\n");
> goto out;
>
> --
> Catalin
>

--
Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab


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