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SubjectRe: WARNING: at mm/mremap.c:211 move_page_tables in i386
On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 13:55, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 7:28 AM Naresh Kamboju <> wrote:
> >
> > While running LTP mm test suite on i386 or qemu_i386 this kernel warning
> > has been noticed from stable 5.4 to stable 5.7 branches and mainline 5.8.0-rc4
> > and linux next.
> Are you able to correlate this with any particular test case in LTP, or does
> it happen for random processes?
> In the log you linked to, it happens once for ksm05.c and multiple times for
> thp01.c, sources here:
> Is it always these tests that trigger the warning, or sometimes others?

These two test cases are causing this warning multiple times on i386.

> When you say it happens with linux-5.4 stable, does that mean you don't see
> it with older versions? What is the last known working version?

I do not notice on stable-4.19 and below versions.
Sorry i did not get the known working commit id or version.

It started happening from stable-rc 5.0 first release.
I have evidence [1] showing it on 5.0.1

> I also see that you give the virtual machine 16GB of RAM, but as you are
> running a 32-bit kernel without PAE, only 2.3GB end up being available,
> and some other LTP tests in the log run out of memory.
> You could check if the behavior changes if you give the kernel less memory,
> e.g. 768MB (lowmem only), or enable CONFIG_X86_PAE to let it use the
> entire 16GB.

Warning is still happening after enabling PAE config.
But the oom-killer messages are gone. Thank you.


full test log oom-killer messages are gone and kernel warning is still there,

build location:


[ 775.646689] WARNING: CPU: 3 PID: 10858 at
[ 775.647006] Modules linked in: fuse
[ 775.647006] CPU: 3 PID: 10858 Comm: true Not tainted 5.0.1 #1
[ 775.647006] Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996),
BIOS 1.10.2-1 04/01/2014
[ 775.647006] EIP: move_page_tables+0x553/0x570

- Naresh

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