mm: BUG_ON with NUMA_BALANCING (kernel BUG at include/linux/swapops.h:131!)

Haren Myneni hmyneni at
Fri May 15 01:48:48 AEST 2015

On 5/14/15, Mel Gorman <mgorman at> wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 01:17:54AM -0700, Haren Myneni wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I am getting BUG_ON in migration_entry_to_page() with 4.1.0-rc2
>> kernel on powerpc system which has 512 CPUs (64 cores - 16 nodes) and
>> 1.6 TB memory. We can easily recreate this issue with kernel compile
>> (make -j500). But I could not reproduce with numa_balancing=disable.
> Is this patched in any way? I ask because line 134 on 4.1.0-rc2 does not
> match up with a BUG_ON. It's close to a PageLocked check but I want to
> be sure there are no other modifications.

Mel, Thanks for your help. I added some printks and dump_page() to get
the page struct and swp_entry information.

> Otherwise, when was the last time this worked? Was 4.0 ok? As it can be
> easily reproduced, can the problem be bisected please?

I did not try previous versions other than RHEL kernel (3.10.*). I
will try with previous versions.

In the failure case, also noticed pte and address values are matched
in try_to_unmap_one() and remove_migration_pte(), but entry
(swp_entry_t) value is different. So looks like page strut address in
migration_entry_to_page() is not valid.


        } else if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_MIGRATION)) {
                         * Store the pfn of the page in a special migration
                         * pte. do_swap_page() will wait until the migration
                         * pte is removed and then restart fault handling.
                        BUG_ON(!(flags & TTU_MIGRATION));
                        entry = make_migration_entry(page, pte_write(pteval));
                swp_pte = swp_entry_to_pte(entry);
                if (pte_soft_dirty(pteval))
                        swp_pte = pte_swp_mksoft_dirty(swp_pte);
                set_pte_at(mm, address, pte, swp_pte);

                /*pte=0xb16b8d0f80000000 address=0x100008150000
                page=0xf000000513f3e1e0  entry=0x3e0000000ec5ae34 */

        /* address=0x100008150000 pte=0xb16b8d0f80000000
        *old=0xf000000513f3e1e0 */
        if (!is_migration_entry(entry) ||
        migration_entry_to_page(entry) != old)
        goto unlock;

 migration_entry_to_page()  {
        pte=0xb16b8d0f80000000  entry=0x3e00000002c5ae34


> --
> Mel Gorman
> SUSE Labs

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