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Subject[PATCH 4.9 27/67] mm/thp: do not wait for lock_page() in deferred_split_scan()
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4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>

commit fa41b900c30b45fab03783724932dc30cd46a6be upstream.

deferred_split_scan() gets called from reclaim path. Waiting for page
lock may lead to deadlock there.

Replace lock_page() with trylock_page() and skip the page if we failed
to lock it. We will get to the page on the next scan.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180315150747.31945-1-kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com
Fixes: 9a982250f773 ("thp: introduce deferred_split_huge_page()")
Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
mm/huge_memory.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -2279,11 +2279,13 @@ static unsigned long deferred_split_scan

list_for_each_safe(pos, next, &list) {
page = list_entry((void *)pos, struct page, mapping);
- lock_page(page);
+ if (!trylock_page(page))
+ goto next;
/* split_huge_page() removes page from list on success */
if (!split_huge_page(page))
split++;
unlock_page(page);
+next:
put_page(page);
}


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