Linux 3.19-rc3

Mark Langsdorf mlangsdo at
Thu Jan 8 10:48:44 PST 2015

On 01/08/2015 11:34 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2015 at 05:29:40PM +0000, Mark Langsdorf wrote:
>> On 01/08/2015 07:45 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 08, 2015 at 12:51:31PM +0000, Mark Langsdorf wrote:
>>>> On 01/05/2015 07:46 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>>>> It's a day delayed - not because of any particular development issues,
>>>>> but simply because I was tiling a bathroom yesterday. But rc3 is out
>>>>> there now, and things have stayed reasonably calm. I really hope that
>>>>> implies that 3.19 is looking good, but it's equally likely that it's
>>>>> just that people are still recovering from the holiday season.
>>>> I'm consistently getting an out of memory killer triggered when
>>>> compiling the kernel (make -j 16 -s) on a 16 core ARM64 system
>>>> with 16 GB of memory. This doesn't happen when running a 3.18
>>>> kernel.
>>>> I'm going to start bisecting the failure now, but here's the crash
>>>> log in case someone can see something obvious in it.
>>> Can you disable (transparent) huge pages? I don't have any better at the
>>> moment suggestion apart from bisecting.
>> I didn't have transparent huge pages on. Turning off hugetblfs didn't
>> change anything. Turning off 64K pages isn't an option because of
>> firmware constraints.
> What constraints are these? I thought they could only happen the other
> way around (4K to 64K).

I was confused. I can turn off 64K pages with only minor loss of
functionality (network MAC address gets corrupted; I can work around
for testing).

With 4K pages, the oom killer doesn't trigger during `make -j 16 -s`
on a fresh kernel. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure what to do
about that, though.

--Mark Langsdorf

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