Re: [PATCH 01/18] mm, hugetlb: protect reserved pages whensoftofflining requests the pages

From: Joonsoo Kim
Date: Wed Jul 31 2013 - 00:41:09 EST

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:49:24AM +0800, Hillf Danton wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Joonsoo Kim <> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 03:24:46PM +0800, Hillf Danton wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Joonsoo Kim <> wrote:
> >> > alloc_huge_page_node() use dequeue_huge_page_node() without
> >> > any validation check, so it can steal reserved page unconditionally.
> >>
> >> Well, why is it illegal to use reserved page here?
> >
> > If we use reserved page here, other processes which are promised to use
> > enough hugepages cannot get enough hugepages and can die. This is
> > unexpected result to them.
> >
> But, how do you determine that a huge page is requested by a process
> that is not allowed to use reserved pages?

Reserved page is just one for each address or file offset. If we need to
move this page, this means that it already use it's own reserved page, this
page is it. So we should not use other reserved page for moving this page.


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