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Re: [linux-lvm] OOPS in free_pages_ok, caused by locked page

On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 03:26:33PM -0700, Dale Stephenson wrote:
> Using CVS XFS from back in june (2.4.18), using some LVM and extended

Well, you want to update to 2.4.19 at least _and_ more recent XFS because there
have been fixes by the XFS team ITR unless suffering from such loaded VM/XFS
problems shall stay with you.
Reiserfs could be doing fine with the same tests BTW.

> permission patches, but no patches of the memory system.  The processing
> oopsing was an lvcreate, but lvcreate doesn't use mmap as far as I know.  At

Right, not explicitly. The dynamic link loader implicit mmaps are likely to
cause a memory preasure push though.

> the time the oops occurred I had one regular LVM volume and was creating the
> 121st snapshot of it.

Wow, that may have caused quite some memory preasure unless the LV and
the snapshots have as well been very small.

The backtrace even moreso makes me assume an OS VM/XFS problem as the reason
causing that trouble.

If you get the chance, please try a newer Linux/XFS combination.

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

> I've seen the same oops under similar conditions
> twice (lots of volumes), once with a cgi program and once with a userspace
> daemon.  All had the same backtrace as this one pulled from kdb:
> kdb> bt
>     EBP       EIP         Function(args)
> 0xce835efc 0xc0128573 __free_pages_ok+0x53
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0128520 0xc0128704
> 0xce835f04 0xc0128c0a __free_pages+0x1e (0xc180e980)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0128bec 0xc0128c10
> 0xce835f10 0xc0129085 free_page_and_swap_cache+0x35 (0xc180e980, 0x2e5000)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0129050 0xc012908c
> 0xce835f20 0xc011e04c __free_pte+0x3c (0x203a666f, 0xcf9e8390, 0xcfa85254,
> 0x40\179000, 0xd29f8014)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc011e010 0xc011e054
> 0xce835f60 0xc011e3e0 zap_page_range+0x158 (0xcfa85254, 0x40179000,
> 0x196c000, \0xcfa85254, 0xce834000)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc011e288 0xc011e488
> 0xce835f88 0xc01207ab exit_mmap+0xbb (0xcfa85254, 0xcfa85254)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc01206f0 0xc0120808
> 0xce835f98 0xc0111018 mmput+0x3c (0xcfa85254, 0xce834000, 0x40175900, 0x0)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0110fdc 0xc0111038
> 0xce835fb0 0xc0114f0b do_exit+0x7f (0x0, 0xbffffcf8)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0114e8c 0xc0115050
> 0xce835fbc 0xc0115078 sys_wait4 (0x0, 0x1000, 0x4017763c, 0x40175900, 0x0)
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0115078 0xc011541c
>            0xc0106edb system_call+0x33
>                                kernel .text 0xc0100000 0xc0106ea8 0xc0106ee0
> kdb> page 0xc180e980
> struct page at 0xc180e980
>   next 0xc0365220 prev 0xc0365220 addr space 0x00000000 index 0 (offset 0x0)
>   count 0 flags PG_locked PG_dirty virtual 0xe03a6000
>   buffers 0x00000000
> Clearly, the BUG() call was called by a locked page being freed.  I looked
> around the users of __free_pages(), and most of them seem to unlock the page
> before making that call [uniprocessor system, so page_cache_release()
> becomes __free_pages()].
> However, free_page_and_swap_cache() assumes the page is unlocked (see the
> function below).
> Can anyone help me out?
> Thanks,
> Dale Stephenson
> steph snapserver com
> free_page_and_swap_cache() follows below:
> /*
>  * Perform a free_page(), also freeing any swap cache associated with
>  * this page if it is the last user of the page. Can not do a lock_page,
>  * as we are holding the page_table_lock spinlock.
>  */
> void free_page_and_swap_cache(struct page *page)
> {
>         /*
>          * If we are the only user, then try to free up the swap cache.
>          *
>          * Its ok to check for PageSwapCache without the page lock
>          * here because we are going to recheck again inside
>          * exclusive_swap_page() _with_ the lock.
>          *                                      - Marcelo
>          */
>         if (PageSwapCache(page) && !TryLockPage(page)) {
>                 remove_exclusive_swap_page(page);
>                 UnlockPage(page);
>         }
>         page_cache_release(page);
> }
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