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SubjectRe: kernel BUG at mm/vmscan.c:1114
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On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Xiaotian Feng <xtfeng@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 02:44:20PM +0800, Xiaotian Feng wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>>> > On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 15:09:57 +0800 Xiaotian Feng <xtfeng@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> __ __I'm hitting the kernel BUG at mm/vmscan.c:1114 twice, each time I
>>> >> was trying to build my kernel. The photo of crash screen and my config
>>> >> is attached.
>>> >
>>> > hm, now why has that started happening?
>>> >
>>> > Perhaps you could apply this debug patch, see if we can narrow it down?
>>> >
>>>
>>> I will try it then, but it isn't very reproducible :(
>>> But my system hung after some list corruption warnings... I hit the
>>> corruption 4 times...
>>>
>>
>> That is very unexpected but if lists are being corrupted, it could
>> explain the previously reported bug as that bug looked like an active
>> page on an inactive list.
>>
>> What was the last working kernel? Can you bisect?
>>
>>>  [ 1220.468089] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>>>  [ 1220.468099] WARNING: at lib/list_debug.c:56 __list_del_entry+0x82/0xd0()
>>>  [ 1220.468102] Hardware name: 42424XC
>>>  [ 1220.468104] list_del corruption. next->prev should be
>>> ffffea0000e069a0, but was ffff880100216c78
>>>  [ 1220.468106] Modules linked in: ip6table_filter ip6_tables
>>> ipt_MASQUERADE iptable_nat nf_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4
>>> xt_state nf_conntrack ipt_REJECT xt_CHECKSUM iptable_mangle xt_tcpudp
>>> iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables binfmt_misc bridge stp parport_pc
>>> ppdev snd_hda_codec_conexant snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec thinkpad_acpi
>>> snd_hwdep snd_pcm i915 snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi arc4 cryptd
>>> snd_seq_midi_event aes_x86_64 snd_seq drm_kms_helper iwlagn snd_timer
>>> aes_generic drm snd_seq_device mac80211 psmouse uvcvideo videodev snd
>>> v4l2_compat_ioctl32 soundcore snd_page_alloc serio_raw i2c_algo_bit
>>> btusb tpm_tis tpm tpm_bios video cfg80211 bluetooth nvram lp joydev
>>> parport usbhid hid ahci libahci firewire_ohci firewire_core e1000e
>>> sdhci_pci sdhci crc_itu_t
>>>  [ 1220.468185] Pid: 1168, comm: Xorg Tainted: G        W   3.0.0+ #23
>>>  [ 1220.468188] Call Trace:
>>>  [ 1220.468190]  <IRQ>  [<ffffffff8106db3f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7f/0xc0
>>>  [ 1220.468201]  [<ffffffff8106dc36>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x46/0x50
>>>  [ 1220.468206]  [<ffffffff81332a52>] __list_del_entry+0x82/0xd0
>>>  [ 1220.468210]  [<ffffffff81332ab1>] list_del+0x11/0x40
>>>  [ 1220.468216]  [<ffffffff8117a212>] __slab_free+0x362/0x3d0
>>>  [ 1220.468222]  [<ffffffff811c6606>] ? bvec_free_bs+0x26/0x40
>>>  [ 1220.468226]  [<ffffffff8117b767>] ? kmem_cache_free+0x97/0x220
>>>  [ 1220.468230]  [<ffffffff811c6606>] ? bvec_free_bs+0x26/0x40
>>>  [ 1220.468234]  [<ffffffff811c6606>] ? bvec_free_bs+0x26/0x40
>>>  [ 1220.468239]  [<ffffffff8117b8df>] kmem_cache_free+0x20f/0x220
>>>  [ 1220.468243]  [<ffffffff811c6606>] bvec_free_bs+0x26/0x40
>>>  [ 1220.468247]  [<ffffffff811c6654>] bio_free+0x34/0x70
>>>  [ 1220.468250]  [<ffffffff811c66a5>] bio_fs_de
>>>
>>
>
> I'm hitting this again today, when I'm trying to rebuild my kernel....
> Looking it a bit
>
>  list_del corruption. next->prev should be ffffea0000e069a0, but was
> ffff880100216c78
>
> I find something interesting from my syslog:
>
>  PERCPU: Embedded 28 pages/cpu @ffff880100200000 s83456 r8192 d23040 u262144
>
>> This warning and the page reclaim warning are on paths that are
>> commonly used and I would expect to see multiple reports. I wonder
>> what is happening on your machine that is so unusual.
>>
>> Have you run memtest on this machine for a few hours and badblocks
>> on the disk to ensure this is not hardware trouble?
>>
>>> So is it possible that my previous BUG is triggered by slab list corruption?
>>
>> Not directly, but clearly there is something very wrong.
>>
>> If slub corruption reports are very common and kernel 3.0 is fine, my
>> strongest candidate for the corruption would be the SLUB lockless
>> patches. Try
>>
>> git diff e4a46182e1bcc2ddacff5a35f6b52398b51f1b11..9e577e8b46ab0c38970c0f0cd7eae62e6dffddee | patch -p1 -R
>>
>

Here's a update for the results:

3.0.0-rc7: running for hours without a crash
upstream kernel: list corruption happened while building kernel within
10 mins (I'm running some app chrome/firefox/thunderbird/... as well)
upstream kernel with above revert: running for hours without a crash

Trying to bisect but rebuild is slow ....
> I will try it now, thanks.
>
>> They should revert cleanly with offsets.
>>
>> --
>> Mel Gorman
>> SUSE Labs
>>
>
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