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From: Nick Piggin (nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au)
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 19:10:10 EST


On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 23:26 +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > So I finally try to get dri working on my laptop and I get the following
> > kernel bug when killing X (the program gish was running at the time):
> >
> > kernel BUG at mm/rmap.c:480!
> > EIP is at page_remove_rmap+0x32/0x40
> > Process gish (pid: 10864, threadinfo=c8aea000 task=c7c2c040)
> > [<c0141495>] zap_pte_range+0x135/0x290
> >...
> > [<c0145f41>] exit_mmap+0x71/0x140
> > [<c01163c4>] mmput+0x24/0x80
> > [<c011a756>] do_exit+0x146/0x370
> >...
>
> It's my BUG_ON(page_mapcount(page) < 0).
>
> We've had about one report per month, over the last six months.
> But this is the first citing "gish"; sometimes it's been "cc1".
>
> I've given it a lot of thought, but I'm still mystified. The last
> report turned out to be attributable to bad memory; but this BUG_ON
> is too persistent and specific to be put down to that in all cases.
>
> One case that's easy to explain: if it was preceded (perhaps hours
> earlier) by a "Bad page state" message and stacktrace, referring to
> the same page (in ecx, edx, ebp in your dump), which showed non-zero
> mapcount, then this is an after-effect of bad_page resetting mapcount.
> And the real problem was probably a double free, which bad_page noted,
> but carried on regardless. Worth checking your logs for, let us know,
> but there have been several reports where that's definitely not so.
>

"EIP: 0060:[<c0147d72>] Not tainted VLI"
                              ^^^^^^^^^^^

Just FYI, that kernel should be tainting on bad_page...

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