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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/8] HWPOISON, hugetlb: fix unpoison for hugepage
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:54:32AM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 07:55:26AM +0800, Naoya Horiguchi wrote:
> > Currently unpoisoning hugepages doesn't work because it's not enough
> > to just clear PG_HWPoison bits and we need to link the hugepage
> > to be unpoisoned back to the free hugepage list.
> > To do this, we get and put hwpoisoned hugepage whose refcount is 0.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Jun'ichi Nomura <j-nomura@ce.jp.nec.com>
> > ---
> > mm/memory-failure.c | 16 +++++++++++++---
> > 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git v2.6.36-rc2/mm/memory-failure.c v2.6.36-rc2/mm/memory-failure.c
> > index 60178d2..ab36690 100644
> > --- v2.6.36-rc2/mm/memory-failure.c
> > +++ v2.6.36-rc2/mm/memory-failure.c
> > @@ -1154,9 +1154,19 @@ int unpoison_memory(unsigned long pfn)
> > nr_pages = 1 << compound_order(page);
> >
> > if (!get_page_unless_zero(page)) {
> > - if (TestClearPageHWPoison(p))
> > + /* The page to be unpoisoned was free one when hwpoisoned */
> > + if (TestClearPageHWPoison(page))
> > atomic_long_sub(nr_pages, &mce_bad_pages);
> > pr_debug("MCE: Software-unpoisoned free page %#lx\n", pfn);
> > + if (PageHuge(page)) {
> > + /*
> > + * To unpoison free hugepage, we get and put it
> > + * to move it back to the free list.
> > + */
> > + get_page(page);
> > + clear_page_hwpoison_huge_page(page);
> > + put_page(page);
> > + }
> > return 0;
> > }
>
> It's racy in free huge page detection.
>
> alloc_huge_page() does not increase page refcount inside hugetlb_lock,
> the alloc_huge_page()=>alloc_buddy_huge_page() path even drops the
> lock temporarily! Then we never know reliably if a huge page is really
> free.

I agree.

> Here is a scratched fix. It is totally untested. Just want to notice
> you that with this patch, the huge page unpoisoning should go easier.

Great.
I adjusted this patch to real hugetlb code and passed libhugetlbfs test.

Thanks,
Naoya


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