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Date:	Sat, 9 Jun 2012 19:13:15 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Rientjes <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Dave Jones <>
	Andrea Arcangeli <>,
	Sasha Levin <>
Subject: Re: kernel BUG at mm/memory.c:1228!

On Wed, 6 Jun 2012, Dave Jones wrote:

> I hit this in overnight testing..
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> kernel BUG at mm/memory.c:1228!

Looks like a duplicate of the "mm: kernel BUG at mm/memory.c:1230" thread 

Andrea suggested adding a printk of addr, end, vma->vm_start, and 
vma->vm_end to debug it.

Since it's been reported a few different times, perhaps this should be 

mm, thp: print useful information when mmap_sem is unlocked in zap_pmd_range

Andrea asked for addr, end, vma->vm_start, and vma->vm_end to be emitted 
when !rwsem_is_locked(&tlb->mm->mmap_sem).  Otherwise, debugging the 
underlying issue is more difficult.

Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <>
 mm/memory.c |   10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -1225,7 +1225,15 @@ static inline unsigned long zap_pmd_range(struct mmu_gather *tlb,
 		next = pmd_addr_end(addr, end);
 		if (pmd_trans_huge(*pmd)) {
 			if (next - addr != HPAGE_PMD_SIZE) {
-				VM_BUG_ON(!rwsem_is_locked(&tlb->mm->mmap_sem));
+				if (!rwsem_is_locked(&tlb->mm->mmap_sem)) {
+					pr_err("%s: mmap_sem is unlocked! addr=%lu end=%lu vma->vm_start=%lu vma->vm_end=%lu\n",
+						__func__, addr, end,
+						vma->vm_start,
+						vma->vm_end);
+					BUG();
+				}
 				split_huge_page_pmd(vma->vm_mm, pmd);
 			} else if (zap_huge_pmd(tlb, vma, pmd, addr))
 				goto next;
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