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SubjectRe: WARNING: at drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/core/core/mm.c:242
On 02/19/2013 12:23 AM, Marcin Slusarz wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:27:43AM +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> we have a report of WARNING from 3.7.6 in nouveau at
>> drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/core/core/mm.c:242 here:
>> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802347#c11
>>
>> There is an order 4 allocation failure in nouveau_drm_open ->
>> nouveau_vm_create, i.e. this one failed:
>> vm->pgt = kcalloc(vm->lpde - vm->fpde + 1, sizeof(*vm->pgt), GFP_KERNEL);
>>
>> Then, on the error path in still in nouveau_drm_open, it is followed by
>> a call to nouveau_cli_destroy. But that one calls nouveau_vm_ref ->
>> nouveau_mm_fini -> nouveau_vm_del -> nouveau_mm_fini which triggers the
>> warning.
>>
>> Any ideas?
>
> Crash/warning should be fixed by commit cfd376b6bfccf33782a0748a9c70f7f752f8b869
> "drm/nouveau/vm: fix memory corruption when pgt allocation fails".

Oh, thanks for the pointer. Could that bug cause real "memory
corruption"? As we're hunting one there...

Isn't this a stable-3.7 candidate?

> Tomorrow I'll post a patch for page allocation failure.

What do you mean -- what kind of patch?

--
js
suse labs


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