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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.39 -- *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Mark Lord <kernel@teksavvy.com> wrote:
>
> Just got weird stuff in the syslog this morning from rc7-git12:
>
> [43190.824700] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.827426] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.827506] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.827568] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.828685] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.830498] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.830603] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.831055] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.832580] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer
> [43190.832788] [drm:i915_gem_mmap_gtt] *ERROR* Attempting to mmap a purgeable buffer

Quoting from an earlier mail about this issue from the DRM people:

"Userspace is attempting to write to/read from a buffer it has
marked as being no longer required, so some rendering is going amiss.
And it does not rule out the possibility that at some point it will
catch the error later and result in a SIGBUS being sent to the
application (probably X).

However since it is not a kernel error nor is it fatal, that and a
lot of similar messages can be demoted to debug."

So it's basically user space trying to access something stale, but it
should be harmless.

Linus


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