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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 00/14] HWPOISON: soft offline rework
Hi Oscar,

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 03:56:36PM +0200, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> This patchset is the latest version of soft offline rework patchset
> targetted for v5.9.
> This patchset fixes a couple of issues that the patchset Naoya
> sent [1] contained due to rebasing problems and a misunterdansting.
> Main focus of this series is to stabilize soft offline. Historically soft
> offlined pages have suffered from racy conditions because PageHWPoison is
> used to a little too aggressively, which (directly or indirectly) invades
> other mm code which cares little about hwpoison. This results in unexpected
> behavior or kernel panic, which is very far from soft offline's "do not
> disturb userspace or other kernel component" policy.
> An example of this can be found here [2].
> Along with several cleanups, this code refactors and changes the way soft
> offline work.
> Main point of this change set is to contain target page "via buddy allocator"
> or in migrating path.
> For ther former we first free the target page as we do for normal pages, and
> once it has reached buddy and it has been taken off the freelists, we flag it
> as HWpoison.
> For the latter we never get to release the page in unmap_and_move, so
> the page is under our control and we can handle it in hwpoison code.
> [1]
> [2]

FWIW, tested again with these patches in the ppc64 box and they work.
I see that you added my Tested-by in the last patch but in any case:

Tested-by: Aristeu Rozanski <>


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