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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mm/hugetlb.c: make huge_pte_offset() consistent and document behaviour
On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 03:54:15PM +0100, Punit Agrawal wrote:
> When walking the page tables to resolve an address that points to
> !p*d_present() entry, huge_pte_offset() returns inconsistent values
> depending on the level of page table (PUD or PMD).
> It returns NULL in the case of a PUD entry while in the case of a PMD
> entry, it returns a pointer to the page table entry.
> A similar inconsitency exists when handling swap entries - returns NULL
> for a PUD entry while a pointer to the pte_t is retured for the PMD entry.
> Update huge_pte_offset() to make the behaviour consistent - return a
> pointer to the pte_t for hugepage or swap entries. Only return NULL in
> instances where we have a p*d_none() entry and the size parameter
> doesn't match the hugepage size at this level of the page table.
> Document the behaviour to clarify the expected behaviour of this function.
> This is to set clear semantics for architecture specific implementations
> of huge_pte_offset().
> Signed-off-by: Punit Agrawal <>
> Cc: Catalin Marinas <>
> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <>
> Cc: Steve Capper <>
> Cc: Will Deacon <>
> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <>
> Cc: Mike Kravetz <>


Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <>


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