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Date:	Sat, 5 Jul 2008 01:26:00 -0400
From:	"Ryan Hope" <rmh3093@...il.com>
To:	"Hugh Dickins" <hugh@...itas.com>
Cc:	"Zan Lynx" <zlynx@....org>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Nick Piggin" <nickpiggin@...oo.com.au>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: Lockless/Get_User_Pages_Fast causes Xorg 1.4.99.* to lock

yep this fixes my issue, thanks

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jul 2008, Zan Lynx wrote:
>> Ryan Hope wrote:
>> > I have tested this with 2.6.26-rc5-mm3 and with 2.6.26-rc8 w/ the
>> > get_user_pages_fast patches from -rc5-mm3... Xorg 1.4.99.* will start
>> > to load but hangs at a black screen. At this point, I can not switch
>> > to another tty. When I try pressing ctrl+alt+del the kernel ooopses
>> > and the caps lock led starts to blink. This happens using the nv,
>> > radeon and radeonhd drivers (the nv was tested on another box
>> > obviously). I have also tried to unselect HAVE_GET_USER_PAGES_FAST in
>> > my kernel config but this does not help. I can not figure out where or
>> > what the bug is. I can provide any other info you guys need to figure
>> > this out. Let me know what I can do.
>>
>> I think that I've seen this too on 2.6.26-rc8 on my laptop.  It's 64-bit
>
> Your attachment tells us it's actually 2.6.26-rc8-mm1, less of a worry.
>
>> AMD-64 single core (although I run a SMP-alternatives kernel on it) and I was
>> using the nv driver.
>>
>> The symptoms are the same.  Everything was working great until I started X.  I
>> SSH'd in and got the dmesg after X locked up.  The full dmesg and config are
>> attached because Thunderbird is a very stupid program and won't let me paste
>> without wrapping.
>>
>> Here is a bit of what I got though.
>>
>> [  269.224276] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffe20003480000
>> [  269.224291] IP: [<ffffffff80297e30>] copy_page_range+0x520/0x760
>> [  269.224306] PGD 1102067 PUD 1103067 PMD 0
>> [  269.224315] Oops: 0000 [1] SMP
>>
>> [  269.224473] Call Trace:
>> [  269.224495]  [<ffffffff80239a9b>] dup_mm+0x26b/0x3c0
>> [  269.224507]  [<ffffffff8023a84c>] copy_process+0xc2c/0x1210
>> [  269.224518]  [<ffffffff8023aea3>] do_fork+0x73/0x310
>> [  269.224526]  [<ffffffff8024719e>] sys_rt_sigaction+0x8e/0xd0
>> [  269.224536]  [<ffffffff8020c2db>] system_call_after_swapgs+0x7b/0x80
>> [  269.224542]  [<ffffffff8020c5d7>] ptregscall_common+0x67/0xb0
>
> Useful info, thank you; even more useful was the Code line in your attachment
>
>> [  269.224557] Code: 00 00 48 b9 00 00 00 00 00 e2 ff ff 48 21 d8 48 c1 e8 0c 48 8d 14 c5 00 00 00 00 48 c1 e0 06 48 29 d0 48 01 c1 0f 84 10 ff ff ff <48> 8b 01 48 89 ca f6 c4 40 74 04 48 8b 51 10 90 ff 42 08 90 ff
>
> which is enough to identify the oops as in copy_one_pte's get_page(page).
> Here's a patch I think we need, which I'm hoping will fix both your
> crashes - please let us know - thanks a lot.
>
> Stop mprotect's pte_modify from wiping out the x86 pte_special bit, which
> caused oops thereafter when vm_normal_page thought X's abnormal was normal.
>
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com>
> ---
> Fix to 2.6.26-rc8-mm1 x86-implement-pte_special.patch
> Perhaps something similar needed for powerpc?  Nick will know.
>
>  include/asm-x86/pgtable.h |    2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> --- 2.6.26-rc8-mm1/include/asm-x86/pgtable.h    2008-07-03 11:34:55.000000000 +0100
> +++ linux/include/asm-x86/pgtable.h     2008-07-04 20:58:36.000000000 +0100
> @@ -57,7 +57,7 @@
>
>  /* Set of bits not changed in pte_modify */
>  #define _PAGE_CHG_MASK (PTE_MASK | _PAGE_PCD | _PAGE_PWT |             \
> -                        _PAGE_ACCESSED | _PAGE_DIRTY)
> +                        _PAGE_SPECIAL | _PAGE_ACCESSED | _PAGE_DIRTY)
>
>  #define _PAGE_CACHE_MASK       (_PAGE_PCD | _PAGE_PWT)
>  #define _PAGE_CACHE_WB         (0)
>
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