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Re: [PATCH] mm, hugetlb, soft_offline: save compound page order before page migration




On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 01:58:35PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:54:48 -0700 Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:43:06 +0200 Alexandru Moise <00moses.alexander00@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > This fixes a bug in madvise() where if you'd try to soft offline a
> > > hugepage via madvise(), while walking the address range you'd end up,
> > > using the wrong page offset due to attempting to get the compound
> > > order of a former but presently not compound page, due to dissolving
> > > the huge page (since c3114a8).
> > 
> > What are the user visible effects of the bug?  The wrong page is
> > offlined?  No offlining occurs?  
> 
> This also affects MADV_HWPOISON?

No, MADV_HWPOISON is ok because it doesn't dissolve the hugepage, so the page
remains a compound page the 2nd loop around.

../Alex