Re: Pagecache: find_or_create_page does not call a proper pageallocator function

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Tue Apr 24 2007 - 15:59:33 EST

On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:

> No, think of the following scenario:
> - file I/O causes a read of an ext2 file's bitmap. The bitmap is
> brought into /dev/hda1's pagecache using !__GFP_HIGHMEM
> - references are released against that page and it's now just clean
> reclaimable pagecache
> - someone (say, an online filesystem checker or something) mmaps
> /dev/hda1 and reads that page.
> - migration comes alnog and migrates that page into highmem
> - file I/O causes a read of that bitmap again. We find it in
> /dev/hda's pagecache.

Read of the bitmap? How would that work? Page cache lookup right?

> Here's set_bh_page().

A highmem page can have buffers???
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