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SubjectRe: [Devel] Re: [PATCH 06/10] Introduce functions to dump mm
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On Thursday 23 October 2008 17:51 Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 12:43 +0400, Andrey Mirkin wrote:
> > > > +#ifdef CONFIG_X86
> > > > + if (pmd_huge(*pmd)) {
> > > > + eprintk("page_huge\n");
> > > > + goto out_unsupported;
> > > > + }
> > > > +#endif
> > >
> > > I take it you know that this breaks with the 1GB (x86_64) and 16GB
> > > (ppc) large pages.
> > >
> > > Since you have the VMA, why not use is_vm_hugetlb_page()?
> >
> > Right now I'm checking VM_HUGETLB flag on VMAs in dump_one_vma().
> > This checks were added for sanity purpose just to throw out all
> > unsupported right now cases.
>
> I'm telling you that it's no good. Not only should this path never be
> hit. But, if it is, you'll crash anyway in some cases.
>
> It's a bad check. At best it misleads the reader to think that you've
> covered your bases.

Agree, I will rework this.

Andrey


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