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From: Andrea Arcangeli <>
To: werner <>
	Minchan Kim <>,
	Johannes Weiner <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.38-rc1 and -rc2 problems with khugepaged
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 05:18:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110123041801.GY9506@random.random> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Werner,

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:56:16PM -0400, werner wrote:
> -rc2 hang up itself, still
> Again compiled with khugepaged enabled, so I suppose thats 
> the reason, still.
> First, the initialisation of KDE stops,  if then switching 
> with CTRL-ALT-F1 to the text system, one can log in, but 
> soon after comes the kernel error message, and it sticks 
> also on the text screen, going nothing else, only press 
> the reboot button ...

You need to apply this below patch on top of rc2 to be stable on
x86_32 with PARAVIRT=y and HIGHMEM64G=n. It's in -mm already. Can you
confirm that this fixes your problem? Thanks.

Subject: thp: fix PARAVIRT x86 32bit noPAE

From: Andrea Arcangeli <>


The #ifdef that this patch removes was erratically introduced to fix a build
error for noPAE (where pmd.pmd doesn't exist). So then the kernel built but it
failed at runtime because set_pmd_at was a noop. This will correct it by
enabling set_pmd_at for noPAE mode too.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <>

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h
index 2071a8b..ebbc4d8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h
@@ -558,13 +558,12 @@ static inline void set_pte_at(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr,
 static inline void set_pmd_at(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr,
 			      pmd_t *pmdp, pmd_t pmd)
 	if (sizeof(pmdval_t) > sizeof(long))
 		/* 5 arg words */
 		pv_mmu_ops.set_pmd_at(mm, addr, pmdp, pmd);
-		PVOP_VCALL4(pv_mmu_ops.set_pmd_at, mm, addr, pmdp, pmd.pmd);
+		PVOP_VCALL4(pv_mmu_ops.set_pmd_at, mm, addr, pmdp,
+			    native_pmd_val(pmd));

  reply	other threads:[~2011-01-23  4:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-23  2:56 werner
2011-01-23  4:18 ` Andrea Arcangeli [this message]
2011-01-23  9:04   ` werner
2011-01-23  3:10 werner

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