Re: [PATCH] mm: Remove VM_BUG_ON in __alloc_pages_node

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Jun 06 2019 - 01:33:40 EST

On Wed 05-06-19 21:25:01, Bharath Vedartham wrote:
> IMO the reason why a lot of failures must not have occured in the past
> might be because the programs which use it use stuff like cpu_to_node or
> have checks for nid.
> If one day we do get a program which passes an invalid node id without
> VM_BUG_ON enabled, it might get weird.

It will blow up on a NULL NODE_DATA and it will be quite obvious what
that was so I wouldn't lose any sleep over that. I do not think we have
any directly user controlable way to provide a completely ad-hoc numa
node for an allocation.

Michal Hocko