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SubjectRe: kernel 3.0: BUG: soft lockup: find_get_pages+0x51/0x110
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On Saturday 22 October 2011 05:36:46 Paweł Sikora wrote:
> On Friday 21 of October 2011 11:07:56 Nai Xia wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Pawel Sikora <pluto@agmk.net> wrote:
> > > On Friday 21 of October 2011 14:22:37 Nai Xia wrote:
> > >
> > >> And as a side note. Since I notice that Pawel's workload may include OOM,
> > >
> > > my last tests on patched (3.0.4 + migrate.c fix + vserver) kernel produce full cpu load
> > > on dual 8-cores opterons like on this htop screenshot -> http://pluto.agmk.net/kernel/screen1.png
> > > afaics all userspace applications usualy don't use more than half of physical memory
> > > and so called "cache" on htop bar doesn't reach the 100%.
> >
> > OK,did you logged any OOM killing if there was some memory usage burst?
> > But, well my above OOM reasoning is a direct short cut to imagined
> > root cause of "adjacent VMAs which
> > should have been merged but in fact not merged" case.
> > Maybe there are other cases that can lead to this or maybe it's
> > totally another bug....
>
> i don't see any OOM killing with my conservative settings
> (vm.overcommit_memory=2, vm.overcommit_ratio=100).

OK, that does not matter now. Andrea showed us a simpler way to goto
this bug.

>
> > But still I think if my reasoning is good, similar bad things will
> > happen again some time in the future,
> > even if it was not your case here...
> >
> > >
> > > the patched kernel with disabled CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE (new thing in 2.6.38)
> > > died at night, so now i'm going to disable also CONFIG_COMPACTION/MIGRATION in next
> > > steps and stress this machine again...
> >
> > OK, it's smart to narrow down the range first....
>
> disabling hugepage/compacting didn't help but disabling hugepage/compacting/migration keeps
> opterons stable for ~9h so far. userspace uses ~40GB (from 64) ram, caches reach 100% on htop bar,
> average load ~16. i wonder if it survive weekend...
>

Maybe you should give another shot of Andrea's latest anon_vma_order_tail() patch. :)

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