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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [6/16] HWPOISON: Add various poison checks in mm/memory.c
On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 12:26:03PM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 02:46:38AM +0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > Bail out early when hardware poisoned pages are found in page fault handling.
>
> I suspect this patch is also not absolutely necessary: the poisoned
> page will normally have been isolated already.

It's needed to prevent new pages comming in when there is a parallel
fault while the memory failure handling is in process.
Otherwise the pages could get remapped in that small window.

> > --- linux.orig/mm/memory.c 2009-06-03 19:36:23.000000000 +0200
> > +++ linux/mm/memory.c 2009-06-03 19:36:23.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -2797,6 +2797,9 @@
> > if (unlikely(ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))
> > return ret;
> >
> > + if (unlikely(PageHWPoison(vmf.page)))
> > + return VM_FAULT_HWPOISON;
> > +
>
> Direct return with locked page could lockup someone later.
> Either drop this patch or fix it with this check?

Fair point. Fixed.

Thanks,
-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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