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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [6/16] HWPOISON: Add various poison checks in mm/memory.c
On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 06:25:04PM +0800, Nick Piggin wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:46:38PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > Bail out early when hardware poisoned pages are found in page fault handling.
> > Since they are poisoned they should not be mapped freshly into processes,
> > because that would cause another (potentially deadly) machine check
> >
> > This is generally handled in the same way as OOM, just a different
> > error code is returned to the architecture code.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > ---
> > mm/memory.c | 3 +++
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> >
> > Index: linux/mm/memory.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- 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;
>
> Again, it would be nice if you just worry about this in your MCE
> handler and don't sprinkle things like this in fastpaths.

For this patch, I cannot imagine a clear usage case for it, and
proposed to remove it until there comes a case.

Thanks,
Fengguang



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