mm: move_pages syscall can't return ENOENT when pages are not present

From: Zhouping Liu
Date: Wed May 09 2012 - 04:58:32 EST

hi, all

Recently, I found an error in move_pages syscall:

depending on move_pages(2), when page is not present,
it should fail with ENOENT, in fact, it's ok without
any errno.

the following reproducer can easily reproduce
the issue, suggest you get more details by strace.
inside reproducer, I try to move a non-exist page from
node 1 to node 0.

I have tested it on the latest kernel 3.4-rc5 with 2 and 4 numa nodes.
[zliu@ZhoupingLiu ~]$ gcc -o reproducer reproducer.c -lnuma
[zliu@ZhoupingLiu ~]$ ./reproducer
from_node is 1, to_node is 0
ERROR: move_pages expected FAIL.

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* Copyright (C) 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
* This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL, version 2. See
* the COPYING file in the top-level directory.
* Compiled: gcc -o reproducer reproducer.c -lnuma
* Description:
* it's designed to check move_pages syscall, when
* page is not present, it should fail with ENOENT.

#include <sys/mman.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/wait.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <numa.h>
#include <numaif.h>

#define TEST_PAGES 4

int main(int argc, char **argv)
void *pages[TEST_PAGES];
int onepage;
int nodes[TEST_PAGES];
int status, ret;
int i, from_node = 1, to_node = 0;

onepage = getpagesize();

for (i = 0; i < TEST_PAGES - 1; i++) {
pages[i] = numa_alloc_onnode(onepage, from_node);
nodes[i] = to_node;

nodes[TEST_PAGES - 1] = to_node;

* the follow page is not available, also not aligned,
* depend on move_pages(2), it can't be moved, and should
* return ENOENT errno.
pages[TEST_PAGES - 1] = pages[TEST_PAGES - 2] - onepage * 4 + 1;

printf("from_node is %u, to_node is %u\n", from_node, to_node);
ret = move_pages(0, TEST_PAGES, pages, nodes, &status, MPOL_MF_MOVE);
if (ret == -1) {
if (errno != ENOENT)
perror("move_pages expected ENOENT errno, but it's");
} else {
printf("ERROR: move_pages expected FAIL.\n");

for (i = 0; i < TEST_PAGES; i++)
numa_free(pages[i], onepage);

return 0;

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