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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH] mm, page_alloc: prevent infinite loop in buffered_rmqueue()
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 10:01:54 +0100
Message-ID: <20160530090154.GM2527@techsingularity.net> (raw)

From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

In DEBUG_VM kernel, we can hit infinite loop for order == 0 in
buffered_rmqueue() when check_new_pcp() returns 1, because the bad page is
never removed from the pcp list. Fix this by removing the page before retrying.
Also we don't need to check if page is non-NULL, because we simply grab it from
the list which was just tested for being non-empty.

Fixes: http://www.ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmotm/broken-out/mm-page_alloc-defer-debugging-checks-of-freed-pages-until-a-pcp-drain.patch
Reported-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
---
 mm/page_alloc.c | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index f8f3bfc435ee..bb320cde4d6d 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -2609,11 +2609,12 @@ struct page *buffered_rmqueue(struct zone *preferred_zone,
 				page = list_last_entry(list, struct page, lru);
 			else
 				page = list_first_entry(list, struct page, lru);
-		} while (page && check_new_pcp(page));
 
-		__dec_zone_state(zone, NR_ALLOC_BATCH);
-		list_del(&page->lru);
-		pcp->count--;
+			__dec_zone_state(zone, NR_ALLOC_BATCH);
+			list_del(&page->lru);
+			pcp->count--;
+
+		} while (check_new_pcp(page));
 	} else {
 		/*
 		 * We most definitely don't want callers attempting to

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2016-05-30  9:01 Mel Gorman [this message]
2016-05-30  9:46 ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-05-30 10:57   ` Mel Gorman

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