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From: Wu Fengguang on 10 Aug 2010 22:00
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 03:48:24PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 09:29:16AM +0900, Naoya Horiguchi wrote:
> > This patch adds reverse mapping feature for hugepage by introducing
> > mapcount for shared/private-mapped hugepage and anon_vma for
> > private-mapped hugepage.
> > While hugepage is not currently swappable, reverse mapping can be useful
> > for memory error handler.
> > Without this patch, memory error handler cannot identify processes
> > using the bad hugepage nor unmap it from them. That is:
> > - for shared hugepage:
> > we can collect processes using a hugepage through pagecache,
> > but can not unmap the hugepage because of the lack of mapcount.
> > - for privately mapped hugepage:
> > we can neither collect processes nor unmap the hugepage.
> > This patch solves these problems.
> > This patch include the bug fix given by commit 23be7468e8, so reverts it.
> > Dependency:
> > "hugetlb: move definition of is_vm_hugetlb_page() to hugepage_inline.h"
> > ChangeLog since May 24.
> > - create hugetlb_inline.h and move is_vm_hugetlb_index() in it.
> > - move functions setting up anon_vma for hugepage into mm/rmap.c.
> > ChangeLog since May 13.
> > - rebased to 2.6.34
> > - fix logic error (in case that private mapping and shared mapping coexist)
> > - move is_vm_hugetlb_page() into include/linux/mm.h to use this function
> > from linear_page_index()
> > - define and use linear_hugepage_index() instead of compound_order()
> > - use page_move_anon_rmap() in hugetlb_cow()
> > - copy exclusive switch of __set_page_anon_rmap() into hugepage counterpart.
> > - revert commit 24be7468 completely
> > Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi(a)ah.jp.nec.com>
> > Cc: Andi Kleen <andi(a)firstfloor.org>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm(a)linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu(a)intel.com>
> > Cc: Mel Gorman <mel(a)csn.ul.ie>
> > Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange(a)redhat.com>
> > Cc: Larry Woodman <lwoodman(a)redhat.com>
> > Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn(a)hp.com>
> Ok, I could find no other problems with the hugetlb side of things in the
> first two patches. I haven't looked at the hwpoison parts but I'm assuming
> Andi has looked at those already. Thanks
> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel(a)csn.ul.ie>
The hwpoison part looks good. We actually start by adding ugly code in
memory-failure.c to special handle huge pages, then decided that
hugetlb rmap is the way to go :)
Acked-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu(a)intel.com>
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