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SubjectRe: page allocator regression on nommu
On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 14:46 +0100, David Howells wrote:
> From: David Howells <>
> Subject: [PATCH] NOMMU: Fix error handling in do_mmap_pgoff()
> Fix the error handling in do_mmap_pgoff(). If do_mmap_shared_file() or
> do_mmap_private() fail, we jump to the error_put_region label at which point we
> cann __put_nommu_region() on the region - but we haven't yet added the region
> to the tree, and so __put_nommu_region() may BUG because the region tree is
> empty or it may corrupt the region tree.
> To get around this, we can afford to add the region to the region tree before
> calling do_mmap_shared_file() or do_mmap_private() as we keep nommu_region_sem
> write-locked, so no-one can race with us by seeing a transient region.
> Signed-off-by: David Howells <>

Looks sane to me. FWIW:

Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <>


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