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* [PATCH] mm: handle zone device pages in release_pages()
@ 2020-10-21 19:47 Ralph Campbell
  2020-10-27  8:13 ` Christoph Hellwig
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Ralph Campbell @ 2020-10-21 19:47 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-mm, linux-kernel
  Cc: Jerome Glisse, John Hubbard, Alistair Popple, Christoph Hellwig,
	Jason Gunthorpe, Dan Williams, Matthew Wilcox, Andrew Morton,
	Ralph Campbell

release_pages() is an optimized, inlined version of __put_pages() except
that zone device struct pages that are not page_is_devmap_managed()
fall through to the code that could return the zone device page to the
page allocator instead of adjusting the pgmap reference count.
Clearly these type of pages are not having the reference count decremented
to zero via release_pages() or page allocation problems would be seen.
Just to be safe, handle the 1 to zero case in release_pages() like
__put_page() does.

Signed-off-by: Ralph Campbell <>

I found this by code inspection while working on converting ZONE_DEVICE
struct pages to have zero based reference counts. I don't think there is
an actual problem that this fixes, it's more to future proof new uses of

This is for Andrew Morton's mm tree after the merge window.

 mm/swap.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/swap.c b/mm/swap.c
index 0eb057141a04..106f519c45ac 100644
--- a/mm/swap.c
+++ b/mm/swap.c
@@ -907,6 +907,9 @@ void release_pages(struct page **pages, int nr)
+			if (put_page_testzero(page))
+				put_dev_pagemap(page->pgmap);
+			continue;
 		if (!put_page_testzero(page))

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