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Subject: [merged] mm-check-range-first-in-queue_pages_test_walk.patch removed from -mm tree
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:03:31 -0800
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The patch titled
     Subject: mm/mempolicy.c: check range first in queue_pages_test_walk
has been removed from the -mm tree.  Its filename was

This patch was dropped because it was merged into mainline or a subsystem tree

From: Li Xinhai <>
Subject: mm/mempolicy.c: check range first in queue_pages_test_walk

Patch series "mm: Fix checking unmapped holes for mbind", v4.

This patchset fix checking unmapped holes for mbind().

First patch makes sure the vma been correctly tracked in .test_walk(),
so each time when .test_walk() is called, the neighborhood of two vma
is correct.

Current problem is that the !vma_migratable() check could cause return
immediately without update tracking to vma.

Second patch fix the inconsistent report of EFAULT when mbind() is
called for MPOL_DEFAULT and non MPOL_DEFAULT cases, so application do
not need to have workaround code to handle this special behavior. 
Currently there are two problems, one is that the .test_walk() can not
know there is hole at tail side of range, because .test_walk() only
call for vma not for hole.  The other one is that mbind_range() checks
for hole at head side of range but do not consider the
MPOL_MF_DISCONTIG_OK flag as done in .test_walk().

This patch (of 2):

Checking unmapped hole and updating the previous vma must be handled
first, otherwise the unmapped hole could be calculated from a wrong
previous vma.

Several commits were relevant to this error:
commit 6f4576e3687b
("mempolicy: apply page table walker on queue_pages_range()"),
This commit was correct, the VM_PFNMAP check was after updating previous

commit 48684a65b4e3
(mm: pagewalk: fix misbehavior of walk_page_range for vma(VM_PFNMAP)),
This commit added VM_PFNMAP check before updating previous vma. Then,
there were two VM_PFNMAP check did same thing twice.

commit acda0c334028
(mm/mempolicy.c: get rid of duplicated check for vma(VM_PFNMAP) in queue_page
This commit tried to fix the duplicated VM_PFNMAP check, but it wrongly
removed the one which was after updating vma.

Fixes: acda0c334028 (mm/mempolicy.c: get rid of duplicated check for vma(VM_PFNMAP) in queue_pages_range())
Signed-off-by: Li Xinhai <>
Reviewed-by: Naoya Horiguchi <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
Cc: linux-man <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>

 mm/mempolicy.c |   19 ++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/mempolicy.c~mm-check-range-first-in-queue_pages_test_walk
+++ a/mm/mempolicy.c
@@ -618,6 +618,16 @@ static int queue_pages_test_walk(unsigne
 	unsigned long endvma = vma->vm_end;
 	unsigned long flags = qp->flags;
+	/* range check first */
+	if (!(flags & MPOL_MF_DISCONTIG_OK)) {
+		if (!vma->vm_next && vma->vm_end < end)
+			return -EFAULT;
+		if (qp->prev && qp->prev->vm_end < vma->vm_start)
+			return -EFAULT;
+	}
+	qp->prev = vma;
 	 * Need check MPOL_MF_STRICT to return -EIO if possible
 	 * regardless of vma_migratable
@@ -631,15 +641,6 @@ static int queue_pages_test_walk(unsigne
 	if (vma->vm_start > start)
 		start = vma->vm_start;
-	if (!(flags & MPOL_MF_DISCONTIG_OK)) {
-		if (!vma->vm_next && vma->vm_end < end)
-			return -EFAULT;
-		if (qp->prev && qp->prev->vm_end < vma->vm_start)
-			return -EFAULT;
-	}
-	qp->prev = vma;
 	if (flags & MPOL_MF_LAZY) {
 		/* Similar to task_numa_work, skip inaccessible VMAs */
 		if (!is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma) &&

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