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From: Prakash Gupta <>
Cc: Prakash Gupta <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] mm, page_owner: Skip unnecessary stack_trace entries
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:02:23 +0530
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The page_owner stacktrace always begin as follows:

[<ffffff987bfd48f4>] save_stack+0x40/0xc8
[<ffffff987bfd4da8>] __set_page_owner+0x3c/0x6c

These two entries do not provide any useful information and limits the
available stacktrace depth.  The page_owner stacktrace was skipping caller
function from stack entries but this was missed with commit f2ca0b557107
("mm/page_owner: use stackdepot to store stacktrace")

Example page_owner entry after the patch:

Page allocated via order 0, mask 0x8(ffffff80085fb714)
PFN 654411 type Movable Block 639 type CMA Flags 0x0(ffffffbe5c7f12c0)
[<ffffff9b64989c14>] post_alloc_hook+0x70/0x80
[<ffffff9b651216e8>] msm_comm_try_state+0x5f8/0x14f4
[<ffffff9b6512486c>] msm_vidc_open+0x5e4/0x7d0
[<ffffff9b65113674>] msm_v4l2_open+0xa8/0x224

Fixes: f2ca0b557107 ("mm/page_owner: use stackdepot to store stacktrace")
Signed-off-by: Prakash Gupta <>
 mm/page_owner.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_owner.c b/mm/page_owner.c
index 10d16fc45bd9..75b7c39bf1df 100644
--- a/mm/page_owner.c
+++ b/mm/page_owner.c
@@ -139,7 +139,7 @@ static noinline depot_stack_handle_t save_stack(gfp_t flags)
 		.nr_entries = 0,
 		.entries = entries,
 		.max_entries = PAGE_OWNER_STACK_DEPTH,
-		.skip = 0
+		.skip = 2
 	depot_stack_handle_t handle;
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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-08-30  7:32 [PATCH 1/2] arm64: stacktrace: avoid listing stacktrace functions in stacktrace Prakash Gupta
2017-08-30  7:32 ` Prakash Gupta [this message]
2017-08-31  7:34   ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, page_owner: Skip unnecessary stack_trace entries Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-01  5:00     ` Prakash Gupta
2017-08-30 20:28 ` [PATCH 1/2] arm64: stacktrace: avoid listing stacktrace functions in stacktrace Andrew Morton
2017-08-31  6:28   ` Prakash Gupta
2017-09-04 10:29   ` Catalin Marinas

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