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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sparc64 mm: Fix base TSB sizing when hugetlb pages are used
From: Mike Kravetz <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:08:42 -0700

> do_sparc64_fault() calculates both the base and huge page RSS sizes and
> uses this information in calls to tsb_grow(). The calculation for base
> page TSB size is not correct if the task uses hugetlb pages. hugetlb
> pages are not accounted for in RSS, therefore the call to get_mm_rss(mm)
> does not include hugetlb pages. However, the number of pages based on
> huge_pte_count (which does include hugetlb pages) is subtracted from
> this value. This will result in an artificially small and often negative
> RSS calculation. The base TSB size is then often set to max_tsb_size
> as the passed RSS is unsigned, so a negative value looks really big.
> THP pages are also accounted for in huge_pte_count, and THP pages are
> accounted for in RSS so the calculation in do_sparc64_fault() is correct
> if a task only uses THP pages.
> A single huge_pte_count is not sufficient for TSB sizing if both hugetlb
> and THP pages can be used. Instead of a single counter, use two: one
> for hugetlb and one for THP.
> Signed-off-by: Mike Kravetz <>

Great catch, applied and queued up for -stable.


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