Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] mm: soft-offline: return -EBUSY if set_hwpoison_free_buddy_page() fails
From: Naoya Horiguchi
Date: Mon Jun 10 2019 - 21:03:04 EST
On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 05:19:45PM -0700, Mike Kravetz wrote:
> On 6/10/19 1:18 AM, Naoya Horiguchi wrote:
> > The pass/fail of soft offline should be judged by checking whether the
> > raw error page was finally contained or not (i.e. the result of
> > set_hwpoison_free_buddy_page()), but current code do not work like that.
> > So this patch is suggesting to fix it.
> > Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Fixes: 6bc9b56433b76 ("mm: fix race on soft-offlining")
> > Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> # v4.19+
> Reviewed-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
Thank you, Mike.
> To follow-up on Andrew's comment/question about user visible effects. Without
> this fix, there are cases where madvise(MADV_SOFT_OFFLINE) may not offline the
> original page and will not return an error.
Yes, that's right.
> Are there any other visible
I can't think of other ones.