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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm, numa: Fix bad pmd by atomically check for pmd_trans_huge when marking page tables prot_numa
On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 03:53:42PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > While this could be fixed with heavy locking, it's only necessary to
> > make a copy of the PMD on the stack during change_pmd_range and avoid
> > races. A new helper is created for this as the check if quite subtle and the
> > existing similar helpful is not suitable. This passed 154 hours of testing
>
> s@helpful@helper@ I suspect
>

Yes. I'll wait to see if there is more feedback and if not, resend unless
Andrew decides to pick it up and correct the mistake directly.

> > (usually triggers between 20 minutes and 24 hours) without detecting bad
> > PMDs or corruption. A basic test of an autonuma-intensive workload showed
> > no significant change in behaviour.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> > Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
>
> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
>

Thanks.

> you will probably win the_longest_function_name_contest but I do not
> have much better suggestion.
>

I know, it's not a type of function that yields a snappy name.

--
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

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