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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/hugetlb_cgroup: Add list_del to remove unused page from hugepage_activelist when hugepage migration
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Wanpeng Li <liwp.linux@gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 02:02:23PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>>Wanpeng Li <liwp.linux@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> From: Wanpeng Li <liwp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>>>
>>> hugepage_activelist is used to track currently used HugeTLB pages.
>>> We can find the in-use HugeTLB pages to support HugeTLB cgroup
>>> removal. Don't keep unused page in hugetlb_activelist too long.
>>> Otherwise, on cgroup removal we should update the unused page's
>>> charge to parent count. To reduce this overhead, remove unused page
>>> from hugepage_activelist immediately.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <liwp.linux@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c | 1 +
>>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c b/mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c
>>> index b834e8d..d819d66 100644
>>> --- a/mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c
>>> +++ b/mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c
>>> @@ -398,6 +398,7 @@ void hugetlb_cgroup_migrate(struct page *oldhpage, struct page *newhpage)
>>> spin_lock(&hugetlb_lock);
>>> h_cg = hugetlb_cgroup_from_page(oldhpage);
>>> set_hugetlb_cgroup(oldhpage, NULL);
>>> + list_del(&oldhpage->lru);
>>>
>>> /* move the h_cg details to new cgroup */
>>> set_hugetlb_cgroup(newhpage, h_cg);
>>
>>put_page on the oldhpage will do that. If we do list_del here
>>free_huge_page() will have error list_move().
>
> I don't know if move the page to other lists when migration in order
> to reduce overhead I mentioned make sense. :-)
>

Even if we are in the active_list, we don't get anything wrong because
hugetlb cgroup is set to NULL for the old hugetlb page. The above patch is
wrong and will result in crash when we try to put_page the oldhpage.

-aneesh



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