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SubjectRe: [PATCH] doc: mm: migration doesn't use FOLL_SPLIT anymore
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On 18 Apr 2019, at 16:17, Yang Shi wrote:

> When demonstrating FOLL_SPLIT in transhuge document, migration is used
> as an example. But, since commit 94723aafb9e7 ("mm: unclutter THP
> migration"), the way of THP migration is totally changed. FOLL_SPLIT
> is
> not used by migration anymore due to the change.
>
> Remove the obsolete example to avoid confusion.
>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>
> Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
> ---
> Documentation/vm/transhuge.rst | 8 +-------
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/vm/transhuge.rst
> b/Documentation/vm/transhuge.rst
> index a8cf680..8df3806 100644
> --- a/Documentation/vm/transhuge.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/vm/transhuge.rst
> @@ -55,13 +55,7 @@ prevent page from being split by anyone.
> In case you can't handle compound pages if they're returned by
> follow_page, the FOLL_SPLIT bit can be specified as parameter to
> follow_page, so that it will split the hugepages before returning
> -them. Migration for example passes FOLL_SPLIT as parameter to
> -follow_page because it's not hugepage aware and in fact it can't work
> -at all on hugetlbfs (but it instead works fine on transparent
> -hugepages thanks to FOLL_SPLIT). migration simply can't deal with
> -hugepages being returned (as it's not only checking the pfn of the
> -page and pinning it during the copy but it pretends to migrate the
> -memory in regular page sizes and with regular pte/pmd mappings).
> +them.
>
> Graceful fallback
> =================
> --
> 1.8.3.1

Thanks for updating the document.

Reviewed-by: Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>



--
Best Regards,
Yan Zi

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