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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/18] mm, hugetlb: protect reserved pages when softofflining requests the pages
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 03:24:46PM +0800, Hillf Danton wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> wrote:
> > alloc_huge_page_node() use dequeue_huge_page_node() without
> > any validation check, so it can steal reserved page unconditionally.
>
> Well, why is it illegal to use reserved page here?

Hello, Hillf.

If we use reserved page here, other processes which are promised to use
enough hugepages cannot get enough hugepages and can die. This is
unexpected result to them.

Thanks.

>
> > To fix it, check the number of free_huge_page in alloc_huge_page_node().
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
> > index 6782b41..d971233 100644
> > --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
> > +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
> > @@ -935,10 +935,11 @@ static struct page *alloc_buddy_huge_page(struct hstate *h, int nid)
> > */
> > struct page *alloc_huge_page_node(struct hstate *h, int nid)
> > {
> > - struct page *page;
> > + struct page *page = NULL;
> >
> > spin_lock(&hugetlb_lock);
> > - page = dequeue_huge_page_node(h, nid);
> > + if (h->free_huge_pages - h->resv_huge_pages > 0)
> > + page = dequeue_huge_page_node(h, nid);
> > spin_unlock(&hugetlb_lock);
> >
> > if (!page)
> > --
> > 1.7.9.5
> >
>
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