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From: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 3/7] mm,hugetlb: Clear HPageFreed outside of the lock
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:49:53 +0200
Message-ID: <20210414104953.GF20886@linux> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YHbE2q/Otrdx1cgK@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 12:32:58PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> Well, to be precise it does the very same thing with memamp struct pages
> but that is before the initialization code you have pointed out above.
> In this context it just poisons the allocated content which is the GB
> page storage.

Right.

> > I checked, and when we get there in __alloc_bootmem_huge_page, page->private is
> > still zeroed, so I guess it should be safe to assume that we do not really need
> > to clear the flag in __prep_new_huge_page() routine?
> 
> It would be quite nasty if the struct pages content would be undefined.
> Maybe that is possible but then I would rather stick the initialization
> into __alloc_bootmem_huge_page.

Yes, but I do not think that is really possible unless I missed something.
Let us see what Mike thinks of it, if there are no objections, we can
get rid of the clearing flag right there.
 

-- 
Oscar Salvador
SUSE L3

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Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-13 10:47 [PATCH v7 0/7] Make alloc_contig_range handle Hugetlb pages Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 1/7] mm,page_alloc: Bail out earlier on -ENOMEM in alloc_contig_migrate_range Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 17:00   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 2/7] mm,compaction: Let isolate_migratepages_{range,block} return error codes Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 17:52   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14 11:54   ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-15  8:42     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 3/7] mm,hugetlb: Clear HPageFreed outside of the lock Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 13:23   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-13 21:19     ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  6:04       ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14  7:41         ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14  8:28           ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14 10:01             ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 10:03               ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 10:32               ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14 10:49                 ` Oscar Salvador [this message]
2021-04-14 11:09                   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14 12:02                     ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-14 16:45                   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 4/7] mm,hugetlb: Split prep_new_huge_page functionality Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 13:24   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-13 13:26     ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-13 21:33   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  4:59     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 12:15       ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-14 17:03       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 5/7] mm: Make alloc_contig_range handle free hugetlb pages Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 13:40   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-15  8:29     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 22:29   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  4:54     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 12:26   ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-15  8:28     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 6/7] mm: Make alloc_contig_range handle in-use " Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 22:48   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  4:52     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 17:07       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 7/7] mm,page_alloc: Drop unnecessary checks from pfn_range_valid_contig Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 22:53   ` Mike Kravetz

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