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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.5.66-mm2] Fix page_convert_anon locking issues
    Dave McCracken <> wrote:
    > --On Wednesday, April 02, 2003 17:58:08 -0600 Dave McCracken
    > <> wrote:
    > > It's looking more and more like we should use your other suggestion. It's
    > > definitely simpler if we can make it failsafe. I'll code it up tomorrow.
    > I thought of a big hole in the simpler scheme you suggested. It occurred
    > to me that try_to_unmap will fail. It will see the PageAnon flag so it'll
    > just walk the pte_chain and assume it doesn't have to walk the vmas. This
    > will leave the page with some stranded mappings. Actually
    > page_convert_anon will then finish, and we'll have a page where
    > try_to_unmap claims it has succeeded but still has mappings.

    Lock the page, and page reclaim will not go near it. It needs to be locked
    across page_convert_anon() anyway, to protect ->mapping.

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