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From: Michal Hocko <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <>,, LKML <>,
	Michal Hocko <>
Subject: [PATCH] mm, sparse: fix typo in online_mem_sections
Date: Mon,  4 Sep 2017 13:22:10 +0200
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From: Michal Hocko <>

online_mem_sections accidentally marks online only the first section in
the given range. This is a typo which hasn't been noticed because I
haven't tested large 2GB blocks previously. All users of
pfn_to_online_page would get confused on the the rest of the pfn range
in the block.

All we need to fix this is to use iterator (pfn) rather than start_pfn.

Fixes: 2d070eab2e82 ("mm: consider zone which is not fully populated to have holes")
Cc: stable
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <>
 mm/sparse.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/sparse.c b/mm/sparse.c
index a9783acf2bb9..83b3bf6461af 100644
--- a/mm/sparse.c
+++ b/mm/sparse.c
@@ -626,7 +626,7 @@ void online_mem_sections(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long end_pfn)
 	unsigned long pfn;
 	for (pfn = start_pfn; pfn < end_pfn; pfn += PAGES_PER_SECTION) {
-		unsigned long section_nr = pfn_to_section_nr(start_pfn);
+		unsigned long section_nr = pfn_to_section_nr(pfn);
 		struct mem_section *ms;
 		/* onlining code should never touch invalid ranges */

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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-04 11:22 Michal Hocko [this message]
2017-09-05  7:02 ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-05  7:28   ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  7:37     ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  8:44       ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-06  8:18 ` Vlastimil Babka

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