[BUG] Page allocation failures with newest kernels

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Tue May 31 06:15:20 PDT 2016

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 01:10:44PM +0000, Yehuda Yitschak wrote:
> During some of the stress tests we also came across a different warning
> from the arm64  page management code
> It looks like a race is detected between HW and SW marking a bit in the PTE

A72 (which I believe is the CPU in that SoC) is a v8.0 CPU and therefore
doesn't have hardware DBM.

> Not sure it's really related but I thought it might give a clue on the issue
> http://pastebin.com/ASv19vZP

There have been a few patches from Catalin to fix up the hardware DBM
patches, so it might be worth trying to reproduce this failure with a
more recent kernel. I doubt this is related to the allocation failures,


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