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SubjectRe: [PATCH] debugobjects: Use GFP_ATOMIC to allocate when initializing
On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2012, Sasha Levin wrote:
>
>> During the init stage, we have only 1 cpu and run with IRQs disabled,
>> we can't allocate with GFP_KERNEL.
>>
>> This also fixes the related warning on boot.
>
> Hrmm. This should not be the case. In early boot GFP_KERNEL
> allocations should not trigger a warning when interrupts are
> disabled. Which kind of warning are you observing ?

There were two, both pointing at the same WARN(). I don't have the
first one which was fixed in this patch handy, but the second one is:

[ 0.000000] WARNING: at kernel/lockdep.c:2739
lockdep_trace_alloc+0x11f/0x130()
[ 0.000000] Pid: 0, comm: swapper/0 Not tainted
3.3.0-next-20120330-sasha-dirty #40
[ 0.000000] Call Trace:
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff810b4175>] warn_slowpath_common+0x75/0xb0
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff810b41c5>] warn_slowpath_null+0x15/0x20
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8111999f>] lockdep_trace_alloc+0x11f/0x130
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff81182e0c>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x9c/0x260
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff826bcea7>] ? retint_restore_args+0x6/0x13
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff811cc2cd>] kmemcheck_alloc_shadow+0x4d/0xf0
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff811c5597>] allocate_slab+0x197/0x270
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff811c569b>] new_slab+0x2b/0x190
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff811c7e7a>] ? __slab_alloc+0x5a/0x6b0
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff811c82b3>] __slab_alloc+0x493/0x6b0
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff81114f61>] ? trace_hardirqs_off_caller+0xe1/0x150
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff81886f1d>] ? trace_hardirqs_off_thunk+0x3a/0x3c
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8395eb55>] ?
debug_objects_replace_static_objects+0x2a/0x1f5
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8395eb55>] ?
debug_objects_replace_static_objects+0x2a/0x1f5
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff811c900e>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x17e/0x1a0
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8395eb55>]
debug_objects_replace_static_objects+0x2a/0x1f5
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8395ed59>] debug_objects_mem_init+0x39/0x68
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8392af65>] start_kernel+0x33a/0x3f8
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8392aa13>] ? kernel_init+0x280/0x280
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8392a2b6>] x86_64_start_reservations+0xa1/0xa6
[ 0.000000] [<ffffffff8392a410>] x86_64_start_kernel+0x155/0x164
[ 0.000000] ---[ end trace a7919e7f17c0a725 ]---

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