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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/8] mm: follow_hugetlb_page flags
Hugh Dickins wrote:
> follow_hugetlb_page() shouldn't be guessing about the coredump case
> either: pass the foll_flags down to it, instead of just the write bit.
> Remove that obscure huge_zeropage_ok() test. The decision is easy,
> though unlike the non-huge case - here vm_ops->fault is always set.
> But we know that a fault would serve up zeroes, unless there's
> already a hugetlbfs pagecache page to back the range.
> (Alternatively, since hugetlb pages aren't swapped out under pressure,
> you could save more dump space by arguing that a page not yet faulted
> into this process cannot be relevant to the dump; but that would be
> more surprising.)
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <>

Acked-by: Rik van Riel <>

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