August 16, 2013

The page table corrupted error

Recently I have met an error

[ 72.643005] ash: Corrupted page table at address ffff88007f294000
[ 72.643005] at ffff88007f294000
[ 72.643005] IP: [] copy_page_c+0x5/0x10
[ 72.643005] PGD 160a063 PUD 1fffb067 PMD ff7f9
[ 72.643005] Oops: 0009 [#1] PREEMPT SMP

with the Oops: 0009 [#1]. With the information from LXR / The Linux Cross Reference

Page fault error code bits:
bit 0 == 0: no page found 1: protection fault
bit 1 == 0: read access 1: write access
bit 2 == 0: kernel-mode access 1: user-mode access
bit 3 == 1: use of reserved bit detected
bit 4 == 1: fault was an instruction fetch

The error is due to protection fault and use of reserved bit detected. Are there anybody knowing about this error. What does it exactly mean?

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