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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/11] mm,migration: Take a reference to the anon_vma before migrating
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Mel Gorman <> wrote:
> rmap_walk_anon() does not use page_lock_anon_vma() for looking up and
> locking an anon_vma and it does not appear to have sufficient locking to
> ensure the anon_vma does not disappear from under it.
> This patch copies an approach used by KSM to take a reference on the
> anon_vma while pages are being migrated. This should prevent rmap_walk()
> running into nasty surprises later because anon_vma has been freed.
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <>
> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <>

BTW, This another refcount of anon_vma is merged with KSM by [3/11].
Looks good to me.

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim

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