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Date:	Tue, 24 Jul 2007 10:17:50 +0200
From:	Jens Axboe <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Alexey Dobriyan <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,,,
Subject: Re: 2.6.23-rc1: BUG_ON in kmap_atomic_prot()

On Mon, Jul 23 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I worked out that the crash I saw was in
>         BUG_ON(!pte_none(*(kmap_pte-idx)));
> in the read of kmap_pte[idx].  Which would be weird as the caller is using 
> a literal KM_USER0.
> So maybe I goofed, and that BUG_ON is triggering (it scrolled off, and I am
> unable to reproduce it now).
> If that BUG_ON _is_ triggering then it might indicate that someone is doing
> a __GFP_HIGHMEM|__GFP_ZERO allocation while holding KM_USER0.

Or doing double kunmaps, or doing a kunmap_atomic() on the page, not the
address. I've seen both of those end up triggering that BUG_ON() in a
later kmap.

Looking over the 2.6.22..2.6.23-rc1 diff, I found one such error in
ocfs2 at least. But you are probably not using that, so I'll keep


[PATCH] ocfs2: bad kunmap_atomic()

kunmap_atomic() takes the virtual address, not the mapped page as

Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>

diff --git a/fs/ocfs2/file.c b/fs/ocfs2/file.c
index 5727cd1..c4034f6 100644
--- a/fs/ocfs2/file.c
+++ b/fs/ocfs2/file.c
@@ -2153,7 +2153,7 @@ static int ocfs2_splice_write_actor(struct pipe_inode_info *pipe,
 	src = buf->ops->map(pipe, buf, 1);
 	dst = kmap_atomic(page, KM_USER1);
 	memcpy(dst + offset, src + buf->offset, count);
-	kunmap_atomic(page, KM_USER1);
+	kunmap_atomic(dst, KM_USER1);
 	buf->ops->unmap(pipe, buf, src);
 	copied = ocfs2_write_end(file, file->f_mapping, sd->pos, count, count,

Jens Axboe

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