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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: fix hang on anon_vma->root->lock
On 08/26/2010 02:12 AM, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> After several hours, kbuild tests hang with anon_vma_prepare() spinning on
> a newly allocated anon_vma's lock - on a box with CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU=y
> (which makes this very much more likely, but it could happen without).
>
> The ever-subtle page_lock_anon_vma() now needs a further twist: since
> anon_vma_prepare() and anon_vma_fork() are liable to change the ->root
> of a reused anon_vma structure at any moment, page_lock_anon_vma()
> needs to check page_mapped() again before succeeding, otherwise
> page_unlock_anon_vma() might address a different root->lock.
>
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins<hughd@google.com>

Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>

And yes, AFAIK this code lived just in -mm up to now.

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