Re: [PATCH 6/7] mm: add CONFIG_DEBUG_VM_RB build option

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Sat Sep 15 2012 - 05:26:39 EST

On 09/15/2012 02:00 AM, Michel Lespinasse wrote:
> All right. Hugh managed to reproduce the issue on his suse laptop, and
> I came up with a fix.
> The problem was that in mremap, the new vma's vm_{start,end,pgoff}
> fields need to be updated before calling anon_vma_clone() so that the
> new vma will be properly indexed.
> Patch attached. I expect this should also explain Jiri's reported
> failure involving splitting THP pages during mremap(), even though we
> did not manage to reproduce that one.

Initially I've stumbled on it by running trinity inside a KVM tools guest. fwiw,
the guest is pretty custom and isn't based on suse.

I re-ran tests with patch applied and looks like it fixed the issue, I haven't
seen the warnings even though it runs for quite a while now.

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