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From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>
To: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc:, Andrew Morton <>,, Michal Hocko <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,
	Nicholas Piggin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm/huge_memory.c: split should clone page flags before unfreezing pageref
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:07:51 +0300
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <151834531706.176342.14968581451762734122.stgit@buzz>

On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 01:35:17PM +0300, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> THP split makes non-atomic change of tail page flags. This is almost ok
> because tail pages are locked and isolated but this breaks recent changes
> in page locking: non-atomic operation could clear bit PG_waiters.
> As a result concurrent sequence get_page_unless_zero() -> lock_page()
> might block forever. Especially if this page was truncated later.
> Fix is trivial: clone flags before unfreezing page reference counter.
> This race exists since commit 62906027091f ("mm: add PageWaiters indicating
> tasks are waiting for a page bit") while unsave unfreeze itself was added
> in commit 8df651c7059e ("thp: cleanup split_huge_page()").

Hm. Don't we have to have barrier between setting flags and updating
the refcounter in this case? Atomics don't generally have this semantics,
so you can see new refcount before new flags even after the change.

 Kirill A. Shutemov

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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-11 10:35 Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-11 11:07 ` Kirill A. Shutemov [this message]
2018-02-11 13:13   ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-11 14:29     ` [PATCH v2] mm/huge_memory.c: reorder operations in __split_huge_page_tail() Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-11 15:14       ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2018-02-11 15:32         ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-11 15:47           ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2018-02-11 15:55             ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-11 20:09       ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-02-12 13:58     ` [PATCH v3 1/2] mm/page_ref: use atomic_set_release in page_ref_unfreeze Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-12 14:07       ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2018-02-12 13:58     ` [PATCH v3 2/2] mm/huge_memory.c: reorder operations in __split_huge_page_tail() Konstantin Khlebnikov
2018-02-12 14:11       ` Kirill A. Shutemov

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