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Subject[PATCH 01/15] mm: Serialize access to min_free_kbytes
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There is a race between the min_free_kbytes sysctl, memory hotplug
and transparent hugepage support enablement. Memory hotplug uses a
zonelists_mutex to avoid a race when building zonelists. Reuse it to
serialise watermark updates.

[a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl: Older patch fixed the race with spinlock]
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
---
mm/page_alloc.c | 23 +++++++++++++++--------
1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index d2186ec..8b3b8cf 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -4932,14 +4932,7 @@ static void setup_per_zone_lowmem_reserve(void)
calculate_totalreserve_pages();
}

-/**
- * setup_per_zone_wmarks - called when min_free_kbytes changes
- * or when memory is hot-{added|removed}
- *
- * Ensures that the watermark[min,low,high] values for each zone are set
- * correctly with respect to min_free_kbytes.
- */
-void setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
+static void __setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
{
unsigned long pages_min = min_free_kbytes >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
unsigned long lowmem_pages = 0;
@@ -4994,6 +4987,20 @@ void setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
calculate_totalreserve_pages();
}

+/**
+ * setup_per_zone_wmarks - called when min_free_kbytes changes
+ * or when memory is hot-{added|removed}
+ *
+ * Ensures that the watermark[min,low,high] values for each zone are set
+ * correctly with respect to min_free_kbytes.
+ */
+void setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
+{
+ mutex_lock(&zonelists_mutex);
+ __setup_per_zone_wmarks();
+ mutex_unlock(&zonelists_mutex);
+}
+
/*
* The inactive anon list should be small enough that the VM never has to
* do too much work, but large enough that each inactive page has a chance
--
1.7.3.4


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