Re: jemalloc testsuite stalls in memset

From: Minchan Kim
Date: Wed Dec 14 2016 - 18:50:39 EST


First of all, thanks for the report and sorry I have no time now so maybe
I should investigate the problem next week.

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 03:34:54PM +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> When running the jemalloc-4.4.0 testsuite on aarch64 with glibc 2.24 the
> test/unit/junk test hangs in memset:
> (gdb) r
> Starting program: /tmp/jemalloc/jemalloc-4.4.0/test/unit/junk
> [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
> Using host libthread_db library "/lib64/".
> test_junk_small: pass
> test_junk_large: pass
> ^C
> Program received signal SIGINT, Interrupt.
> memset () at ../sysdeps/aarch64/memset.S:91
> 91 str q0, [dstin]
> (gdb) x/i $pc
> => 0xffffb7ddf54c <memset+140>: str q0, [x0]
> x0 is pointing to the start of this mmap'd block:
> 0xffffb7400000 0xffffb7600000 0x200000 0x0
> Any attempt to contine execution or step over the insn still causes the
> process to hang here. Only after accessing the memory through the
> debugger the test successfully continues to completion.

You mean program itself access the address(ie, 0xffffb7400000) is hang
while access the address from the debugger is OK?

Scratch head. :/

Can you reproduce it easily?
Did you test it in real machine or qemu on x86?
Could you show me how I can reproduce it?
I want to test it in x86 machine, first of all.
Unfortunately, I don't have any aarch64 platform now so maybe I have to
run it on qemu on x86 until I can set up aarch64 platform if it is reproducible
on real machine only.

> The kernel has been configured with transparent hugepages.

What's the exact kernel version?
I don't think it's HUGE_PAGECACHE problem but to narrow down the scope,
could you test it without CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGE_PAGECACHE?


> This issue has been bisected to commit
> b8d3c4c3009d42869dc03a1da0efc2aa687d0ab4 ("mm/huge_memory.c: don't split
> THP page when MADV_FREE syscall is called").
> Andreas.
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