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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] mm: skip HWPoisoned pages when onlining pages
On Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:30:48 +0200 Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> wrote:

> On Wed 26-04-17 03:13:04, Naoya Horiguchi wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:10:15PM +1000, Balbir Singh wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2017-04-25 at 16:27 +0200, Laurent Dufour wrote:
> > > > The commit b023f46813cd ("memory-hotplug: skip HWPoisoned page when
> > > > offlining pages") skip the HWPoisoned pages when offlining pages, but
> > > > this should be skipped when onlining the pages too.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > mm/memory_hotplug.c | 4 ++++
> > > > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> > > > index 6fa7208bcd56..741ddb50e7d2 100644
> > > > --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> > > > +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> > > > @@ -942,6 +942,10 @@ static int online_pages_range(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long nr_pages,
> > > > if (PageReserved(pfn_to_page(start_pfn)))
> > > > for (i = 0; i < nr_pages; i++) {
> > > > page = pfn_to_page(start_pfn + i);
> > > > + if (PageHWPoison(page)) {
> > > > + ClearPageReserved(page);
> > >
> > > Why do we clear page reserved? Also if the page is marked PageHWPoison, it
> > > was never offlined to begin with? Or do you expect this to be set on newly
> > > hotplugged memory? Also don't we need to skip the entire pageblock?
> >
> > If I read correctly, to "skip HWPoiosned page" in commit b023f46813cd means
> > that we skip the page status check for hwpoisoned pages *not* to prevent
> > memory offlining for memblocks with hwpoisoned pages. That means that
> > hwpoisoned pages can be offlined.
>
> Is this patch actually correct? I am trying to wrap my head around it
> but it smells like it tries to avoid the problem rather than fix it
> properly. I might be wrong here of course but to me it sounds like
> poisoned page should simply be offlined and keep its poison state all
> the time. If the memory is hot-removed and added again we have lost the
> struct page along with the state which is the expected behavior. If it
> is still broken we will re-poison it.
>
> Anyway a patch to skip over poisoned pages during online makes perfect
> sense to me. The PageReserved fiddling around much less so.
>
> Or am I missing something. Let's CC Wen Congyang for the clarification
> here.

Wen Congyang appears to have disappeared and this fix isn't yet
finalized. Can we all please revisit it and have a think about
Michal's questions?

Thanks.


From: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: mm: skip HWPoisoned pages when onlining pages

b023f46813cd ("memory-hotplug: skip HWPoisoned page when offlining pages")
skipped the HWPoisoned pages when offlining pages, but this should be
skipped when onlining the pages too.

n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com said:

: If I read correctly, to "skip HWPoiosned page" in commit b023f46813cd
: means that we skip the page status check for hwpoisoned pages *not* to
: prevent memory offlining for memblocks with hwpoisoned pages. That
: means that hwpoisoned pages can be offlined.
:
: And another reason to clear PageReserved is that we could reuse the
: hwpoisoned page after onlining back with replacing the broken DIMM. In
: this usecase, we first do unpoisoning to clear PageHWPoison, but it
: doesn't work if PageReserved is set. My simple testing shows the BUG
: below in unpoisoning (without the ClearPageReserved):
:
: Unpoison: Software-unpoisoned page 0x18000
: BUG: Bad page state in process page-types pfn:18000
: page:ffffda5440600000 count:0 mapcount:0 mapping: (null) index:0x70006b599
: flags: 0x1fffc00004081a(error|uptodate|dirty|reserved|swapbacked)
: raw: 001fffc00004081a 0000000000000000 000000070006b599 00000000ffffffff
: raw: dead000000000100 dead000000000200 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
: page dumped because: PAGE_FLAGS_CHECK_AT_FREE flag(s) set
: bad because of flags: 0x800(reserved)

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1493130472-22843-3-git-send-email-ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
Cc: Andrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>
Cc: Glauber Costa <glommer@openvz.org>
Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com>
Cc: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---

mm/memory_hotplug.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff -puN mm/memory_hotplug.c~mm-skip-hwpoisoned-pages-when-onlining-pages mm/memory_hotplug.c
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c~mm-skip-hwpoisoned-pages-when-onlining-pages
+++ a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -696,6 +696,10 @@ static int online_pages_range(unsigned l
if (PageReserved(pfn_to_page(start_pfn)))
for (i = 0; i < nr_pages; i++) {
page = pfn_to_page(start_pfn + i);
+ if (PageHWPoison(page)) {
+ ClearPageReserved(page);
+ continue;
+ }
(*online_page_callback)(page);
onlined_pages++;
}
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