Re: [RFC][PATCH 1/3] radix priority search tree - objrmap complexity fix

From: William Lee Irwin III
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 07:28:41 EST

On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 11:59:19PM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> btw, the truncate of hugetlbfs didn't serialize correctly against the
> do_no_page page faults, that's fixed too.

If a fault on hugetlb ever got as far as do_no_page() on ia32, the
kernel would oops on the bogus struct page it gets out of the bogus
pte. I believe the way faults are handled in out-of-tree patches if by
calling hugetlb-specific fault handling stacks instead of
handle_mm_fault() if hugetlb vmas are found by arch code.

-- wli
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