[PATCHv2] mm: Don't offset memmap for flatmem

Mel Gorman mgorman at suse.de
Mon Jan 26 07:56:17 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:05:48AM +0100, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 01/23/2015 01:33 AM, Laura Abbott wrote:
> >On 1/22/2015 4:20 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >>On Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:01:40 -0800 Laura Abbott <lauraa at codeaurora.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>>Srinivas Kandagatla reported bad page messages when trying to
> >>>remove the bottom 2MB on an ARM based IFC6410 board
> >>>
> >>>BUG: Bad page state in process swapper  pfn:fffa8
> >>>page:ef7fb500 count:0 mapcount:0 mapping:  (null) index:0x0
> >>>flags: 0x96640253(locked|error|dirty|active|arch_1|reclaim|mlocked)
> >>>page dumped because: PAGE_FLAGS_CHECK_AT_FREE flag(s) set
> >>>bad because of flags:
> >>>flags: 0x200041(locked|active|mlocked)
> >>>Modules linked in:
> >>>CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper Not tainted 3.19.0-rc3-00007-g412f9ba-dirty #816
> >>>Hardware name: Qualcomm (Flattened Device Tree)
> >>>[<c0218280>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c0212be8>] (show_stack+0x20/0x24)
> >>>[<c0212be8>] (show_stack) from [<c0af7124>] (dump_stack+0x80/0x9c)
> >>>[<c0af7124>] (dump_stack) from [<c0301570>] (bad_page+0xc8/0x128)
> >>>[<c0301570>] (bad_page) from [<c03018a8>] (free_pages_prepare+0x168/0x1e0)
> >>>[<c03018a8>] (free_pages_prepare) from [<c030369c>] (free_hot_cold_page+0x3c/0x174)
> >>>[<c030369c>] (free_hot_cold_page) from [<c0303828>] (__free_pages+0x54/0x58)
> >>>[<c0303828>] (__free_pages) from [<c030395c>] (free_highmem_page+0x38/0x88)
> >>>[<c030395c>] (free_highmem_page) from [<c0f62d5c>] (mem_init+0x240/0x430)
> >>>[<c0f62d5c>] (mem_init) from [<c0f5db3c>] (start_kernel+0x1e4/0x3c8)
> >>>[<c0f5db3c>] (start_kernel) from [<80208074>] (0x80208074)
> >>>Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
> >>>
> >>>Removing the lower 2MB made the start of the lowmem zone to no longer
> >>>be page block aligned. IFC6410 uses CONFIG_FLATMEM where
> >>>alloc_node_mem_map allocates memory for the mem_map. alloc_node_mem_map
> >>>will offset for unaligned nodes with the assumption the pfn/page
> >>>translation functions will account for the offset. The functions for
> >>>CONFIG_FLATMEM do not offset however, resulting in overrunning
> >>>the memmap array. Just use the allocated memmap without any offset
> >>>when running with CONFIG_FLATMEM to avoid the overrun.
> >>>
> >>
> >>I don't think v2 addressed Vlastimil's review comment?
> >>
> >
> >We're still adding the offset to node_mem_map and then subtracting it from
> >just mem_map. Did I miss another comment somewhere?
> Yes that was addressed, thanks. But I don't feel comfortable acking
> it yet, as I have no idea if we are doing the right thing for
> under the "if (page_to_pfn(mem_map) != pgdat->node_start_pfn)" will
> probably do the right thing, but looks like a weird test for this
> case here.
> I have no good suggestion though, so let's CC Mel who apparently
> wrote the ARCH_PFN_OFFSET correction?

I don't recall introducing ARCH_PFN_OFFSET, are you sure it was me?  I'm just
back today after been offline a week so didn't review the patch but IIRC,
ARCH_PFN_OFFSET deals with the case where physical memory does not start
at 0. Without the offset, virtual _PAGE_OFFSET would not physical page 0.
I don't recall it being related to the alignment of node 0 so if there
are crashes due to misalignment of node 0 and the fix is ARCH_PFN_OFFSET
related then I'm surprised.

Mel Gorman

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