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Subject[ 32/54] hugetlb: prevent BUG_ON in hugetlb_fault() -> hugetlb_cow()
3.0-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com>

commit 4998a6c0edce7fae9c0a5463f6ec3fa585258ee7 upstream.

Commit 66aebce747eaf ("hugetlb: fix race condition in hugetlb_fault()")
added code to avoid a race condition by elevating the page refcount in
hugetlb_fault() while calling hugetlb_cow().

However, one code path in hugetlb_cow() includes an assertion that the
page count is 1, whereas it may now also have the value 2 in this path.

The consensus is that this BUG_ON has served its purpose, so rather than
extending it to cover both cases, we just remove it.

Signed-off-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Acked-by: Hillf Danton <dhillf@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
mm/hugetlb.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

--- a/mm/hugetlb.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
@@ -2398,7 +2398,6 @@ retry_avoidcopy:
if (outside_reserve) {
BUG_ON(huge_pte_none(pte));
if (unmap_ref_private(mm, vma, old_page, address)) {
- BUG_ON(page_count(old_page) != 1);
BUG_ON(huge_pte_none(pte));
spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
goto retry_avoidcopy;



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