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Subject[PATCH 5.4 48/71] mm, thp: use head page in __migration_entry_wait()
From: Xu Yu <>

commit ffc90cbb2970ab88b66ea51dd580469eede57b67 upstream.

We notice that hung task happens in a corner but practical scenario when
CONFIG_PREEMPT_NONE is enabled, as follows.

Process 0 Process 1 Process 2..Inf
remap_page (roll back)

Where __migration_entry_wait(tail) is occurred in kernel space, e.g.,
copy_to_user in fstat, which will immediately fault again without
rescheduling, and thus occupy the cpu fully.

When there are too many processes performing __migration_entry_wait on
tail page, remap_page will never be done after cond_resched.

This makes __migration_entry_wait operate on the compound head page,
thus waits for remap_page to complete, whether the THP is split
successfully or roll back.

Note that put_and_wait_on_page_locked helps to drop the page reference
acquired with get_page_unless_zero, as soon as the page is on the wait
queue, before actually waiting. So splitting the THP is only prevented
for a brief interval.

Fixes: ba98828088ad ("thp: add option to setup migration entries during PMD split")
Suggested-by: Hugh Dickins <>
Signed-off-by: Gang Deng <>
Signed-off-by: Xu Yu <>
Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
mm/migrate.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
index 00bbe57c1ce2..5092ef2aa8a1 100644
--- a/mm/migrate.c
+++ b/mm/migrate.c
@@ -321,6 +321,7 @@ void __migration_entry_wait(struct mm_struct *mm, pte_t *ptep,
goto out;

page = migration_entry_to_page(entry);
+ page = compound_head(page);

* Once page cache replacement of page migration started, page_count
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