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SubjectRe: Badness with the kernel version 2.6.35-rc1-git1 running on P6 box
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On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 11:56 +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>
> > SLUB: Unable to allocate memory on node -1 (gfp=0x20)
> > cache: kmalloc-16384, object size: 16384, buffer size: 16384,
> default order: 2, min order: 0
> > node 0: slabs: 28, objs: 292, free: 0
> > ip: page allocation failure. order:0, mode:0x8020
> > Call Trace:
> > [c000000006a0eb40] [c000000000011c30] .show_stack+0x6c/0x16c (unreliable)
> > [c000000006a0ebf0] [c00000000012129c] .__alloc_pages_nodemask+0x6a0/0x75c
> > [c000000006a0ed70] [c0000000001527cc] .alloc_pages_current+0xc4/0x104
> > [c000000006a0ee10] [c00000000011fca4] .__get_free_pages+0x18/0x90
> > [c000000006a0ee90] [c0000000004f7058] .ehea_get_stats+0x4c/0x1bc
> > [c000000006a0ef30] [c0000000005a0a04] .dev_get_stats+0x38/0x64
> > [c000000006a0efc0] [c0000000005b456c] .rtnl_fill_ifinfo+0x35c/0x85c
> > [c000000006a0f150] [c0000000005b5920] .rtmsg_ifinfo+0x164/0x204
> > [c000000006a0f210] [c0000000005a6d6c] .dev_change_flags+0x4c/0x7c
> > [c000000006a0f2a0] [c0000000005b50b4] .do_setlink+0x31c/0x750
> > [c000000006a0f3b0] [c0000000005b6724] .rtnl_newlink+0x388/0x618
> > [c000000006a0f5f0] [c0000000005b6350] .rtnetlink_rcv_msg+0x268/0x2b4
> > [c000000006a0f6a0] [c0000000005cfdc0] .netlink_rcv_skb+0x74/0x108
> > [c000000006a0f730] [c0000000005b60c4] .rtnetlink_rcv+0x38/0x5c
> > [c000000006a0f7c0] [c0000000005cf8c8] .netlink_unicast+0x318/0x3f4
> > [c000000006a0f890] [c0000000005d05b4] .netlink_sendmsg+0x2d0/0x310
> > [c000000006a0f970] [c00000000058e1e8] .sock_sendmsg+0xd4/0x110
> > [c000000006a0fb50] [c00000000058e514] .SyS_sendmsg+0x1f4/0x288
> > [c000000006a0fd70] [c00000000058c2b8] .SyS_socketcall+0x214/0x280
> > [c000000006a0fe30] [c0000000000085b4] syscall_exit+0x0/0x40
> > Mem-Info:
> > Node 0 DMA per-cpu:
> > CPU 0: hi: 0, btch: 1 usd: 0
> > CPU 1: hi: 0, btch: 1 usd: 0
> > CPU 2: hi: 0, btch: 1 usd: 0
> > CPU 3: hi: 0, btch: 1 usd: 0
> >
> > The mainline 2.6.35-rc5 worked fine.
>
> Maybe you were lucky with 2.6.35-rc5
>
> Anyway ehea should not use GFP_ATOMIC in its ehea_get_stats() method,
> called in process context, but GFP_KERNEL.
>
> Another patch is needed for ehea_refill_rq_def() as well.

You're right that this is abusing GFP_ATOMIC.

But is, this is just a normal "GFP_ATOMIC" allocation failure? "SLUB:
Unable to allocate memory on node -1" seems like a somewhat
inappropriate error message for that.

It isn't immediately obvious where the -1 is coming from. Does it truly
mean "allocate from any node" here, or is that a buglet in and of
itself?

-- Dave



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