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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] [PATCH] Align faulting address to a hugepage boundary before unmapping
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 06:30:41PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
>
> When taking a fault for COW on a private mapping it is possible that the
> parent will have to steal the original page from its children due to an
> insufficient hugepage pool. In this case, unmap_ref_private() is called
> for the faulting address to unmap via unmap_hugepage_range(). This patch
> ensures that the address used for unmapping is hugepage-aligned.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>

Acked-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>

Clearly far too many of our tests use page aligned accesss to trigger
behaviour.

> mm/hugetlb.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff -rup -X /usr/src/patchset-0.6/bin//dontdiff linux-2.6.26-rc8-mm1-clean/mm/hugetlb.c linux-2.6.26-rc8-mm1-fix-needsreserve-check/mm/hugetlb.c
> --- linux-2.6.26-rc8-mm1-clean/mm/hugetlb.c 2008-07-08 11:54:34.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.26-rc8-mm1-fix-needsreserve-check/mm/hugetlb.c 2008-07-08 15:50:00.000000000 -0700
> @@ -1767,6 +1767,7 @@ int unmap_ref_private(struct mm_struct *
> * vm_pgoff is in PAGE_SIZE units, hence the different calculation
> * from page cache lookup which is in HPAGE_SIZE units.
> */
> + address = address & huge_page_mask(hstate_vma(vma));
> pgoff = ((address - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT)
> + (vma->vm_pgoff >> PAGE_SHIFT);
> mapping = (struct address_space *)page_private(page);

-apw


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