[PATCH 4.0 093/105] sched, numa: do not hint for NUMA balancing on VM_MIXEDMAP mappings

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Jun 19 2015 - 16:41:50 EST

4.0-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>

commit 8e76d4eecf7afeec9328e21cd5880e281838d0d6 upstream.

Jovi Zhangwei reported the following problem

Below kernel vm bug can be triggered by tcpdump which mmaped a lot of pages
with GFP_COMP flag.

[Mon May 25 05:29:33 2015] page:ffffea0015414000 count:66 mapcount:1 mapping: (null) index:0x0
[Mon May 25 05:29:33 2015] flags: 0x20047580004000(head)
[Mon May 25 05:29:33 2015] page dumped because: VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(compound_order(page) && !PageTransHuge(page))
[Mon May 25 05:29:33 2015] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[Mon May 25 05:29:33 2015] kernel BUG at mm/migrate.c:1661!
[Mon May 25 05:29:33 2015] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP

In this case it was triggered by running tcpdump but it's not necessary
reproducible on all systems.

sudo tcpdump -i bond0.100 'tcp port 4242' -c 100000000000 -w 4242.pcap

Compound pages cannot be migrated and it was not expected that such pages
be marked for NUMA balancing. This did not take into account that drivers
such as net/packet/af_packet.c may insert compound pages into userspace
with vm_insert_page. This patch tells the NUMA balancing protection
scanner to skip all VM_MIXEDMAP mappings which avoids the possibility that
compound pages are marked for migration.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Jovi Zhangwei <jovi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/sched/fair.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -2166,7 +2166,7 @@ void task_numa_work(struct callback_head
for (; vma; vma = vma->vm_next) {
if (!vma_migratable(vma) || !vma_policy_mof(vma) ||
- is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma)) {
+ is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma) || (vma->vm_flags & VM_MIXEDMAP)) {

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