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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/14] mm: consider zone which is not fully populated to have holes
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On 05/18/2017 06:42 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Thu 18-05-17 18:14:39, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
>> On 05/15/2017 10:58 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> [...]
>>> #ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG
>>> +/*
>>> + * Return page for the valid pfn only if the page is online. All pfn
>>> + * walkers which rely on the fully initialized page->flags and others
>>> + * should use this rather than pfn_valid && pfn_to_page
>>> + */
>>> +#define pfn_to_online_page(pfn) \
>>> +({ \
>>> + struct page *___page = NULL; \
>>> + \
>>> + if (online_section_nr(pfn_to_section_nr(pfn))) \
>>> + ___page = pfn_to_page(pfn); \
>>> + ___page; \
>>> +})
>>
>> This seems to be already assuming pfn_valid() to be true. There's no
>> "pfn_to_section_nr(pfn) >= NR_MEM_SECTIONS" check and the comment
>> suggests as such, but...
>
> Yes, we should check the validity of the section number. We do not have
> to check whether the section is valid because online sections are a
> subset of those that are valid.
>
>>> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>>> index 05796ee974f7..c3a146028ba6 100644
>>> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>>> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>>> @@ -929,6 +929,9 @@ static int online_pages_range(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long nr_pages,
>>> unsigned long i;
>>> unsigned long onlined_pages = *(unsigned long *)arg;
>>> struct page *page;
>>> +
>>> + online_mem_sections(start_pfn, start_pfn + nr_pages);
>>
>> Shouldn't this be moved *below* the loop that initializes struct pages?
>> In the offline case you do mark sections offline before "tearing" struct
>> pages, so that should be symmetric.
>
> You are right! Andrew, could you fold the following intot the patch?
> ---
> From 0550b61203d6970b47fd79f5e6372dccd143cbec Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 18:38:24 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] fold me "mm: consider zone which is not fully populated to
> have holes"
>
> - check valid section number in pfn_to_online_page - Vlastimil
> - mark sections online after all struct pages are initialized in
> online_pages_range - Vlastimil
>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

Both the patch and fix:

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

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