Bug 15041 - Pagemap endless read loop with LTP
Pagemap endless read loop with LTP
Status: CLOSED DOCUMENTED
Product: Memory Management
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other
All Linux
: P1 normal
Assigned To: Andrew Morton
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Depends on:
Blocks: 14885
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Reported: 2010-01-10 21:56 UTC by Rafael J. Wysocki
Modified: 2010-01-14 20:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Kernel Version: 2.6.33-rc3
Tree: Mainline
Regression: Yes


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Description Rafael J. Wysocki 2010-01-10 21:56:07 UTC
Subject    : 2.6.33 pagemap endless read loop
Submitter  : Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Date       : 2010-01-10 2:09
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=126308941423848&w=4
Notify-Also : Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>

This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.32.  Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
Comment 1 Alexey Dobriyan 2010-01-12 09:21:42 UTC
> 2.6.33 pagemap endless read loop

LTP bug
proc01 wants info about every page in virtual address space on x86_64.
Comment 2 Rafael J. Wysocki 2010-01-14 20:37:37 UTC
On Thursday 14 January 2010, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 00:50 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 10:57:34PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 13 January 2010, Américo Wang wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 6:32 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> > > > > This message has been generated automatically as a part of a report
> > > > > of recent regressions.
> > > > >
> > > > > The following bug entry is on the current list of known regressions
> > > > > from 2.6.32.  Please verify if it still should be listed and let me know
> > > > > (either way).
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Bug-Entry       : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15041
> > > > > Subject         : Pagemap endless read loop with LTP
> > > > > Submitter       : Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
> > > > > Date            : 2010-01-10 2:09 (1 days old)
> > > > > References      : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=126308941423848&w=4
> > > > >
> > > > 
> > > > According to Andi's later reply, it shoud not be an endless loop,
> > > > it just takes a rather long time.
> > > 
> > > Andi?
> > 
> > It'll try to read 47 bits worth of 0s on 64bit x86-64. 
> > 
> > I haven't tried to wait until that finishes, but I estimate a few months of 
> > CPU time at least.
> > 
> > The interface is just misdesigned, but I guess we cannot do
> > anything about that for now.
> 
> It's perfectly sensible. What's not sensible is reading the entirety of
> everything you find in /proc, something that just about every Linux
> admin figures out moments after running their first recursive grep.
> 
> >  LTP will just need to do a workaround.
> 
> Or they could actually, you know, add a test of pagemap. Not much chance
> of that, though - CVS reports it took them until 2005 to figure out that
> skipping /proc/kcore was a good idea.

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