[PATCH -mm -V2] mm, swap: Fix THP swap out

From: Huang, Ying
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 - 03:56:52 EST

From: Huang Ying <ying.huang@xxxxxxxxx>

0-Day test system reported some OOM regressions for several
THP (Transparent Huge Page) swap test cases. These regressions are
bisected to 6861428921b5 ("block: always define BIO_MAX_PAGES as
256"). In the commit, BIO_MAX_PAGES is set to 256 even when THP swap
is enabled. So the bio_alloc(gfp_flags, 512) in get_swap_bio() may
fail when swapping out THP. That causes the OOM.

As in the patch description of 6861428921b5 ("block: always define
BIO_MAX_PAGES as 256"), THP swap should use multi-page bvec to write
THP to swap space. So the issue is fixed via doing that in

BTW: I remember I have checked the THP swap code when
6861428921b5 ("block: always define BIO_MAX_PAGES as 256") was merged,
and thought the THP swap code needn't to be changed. But apparently,
I was wrong. I should have done this at that time.

Fixes: 6861428921b5 ("block: always define BIO_MAX_PAGES as 256")
Signed-off-by: "Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ming Lei <ming.lei@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Daniel Jordan <daniel.m.jordan@xxxxxxxxxx>



- Replace __bio_add_page() with bio_add_page() per Ming's comments.

mm/page_io.c | 7 ++-----
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_io.c b/mm/page_io.c
index 2e8019d0e048..189415852077 100644
--- a/mm/page_io.c
+++ b/mm/page_io.c
@@ -29,10 +29,9 @@
static struct bio *get_swap_bio(gfp_t gfp_flags,
struct page *page, bio_end_io_t end_io)
- int i, nr = hpage_nr_pages(page);
struct bio *bio;

- bio = bio_alloc(gfp_flags, nr);
+ bio = bio_alloc(gfp_flags, 1);
if (bio) {
struct block_device *bdev;

@@ -41,9 +40,7 @@ static struct bio *get_swap_bio(gfp_t gfp_flags,
bio->bi_iter.bi_sector <<= PAGE_SHIFT - 9;
bio->bi_end_io = end_io;

- for (i = 0; i < nr; i++)
- bio_add_page(bio, page + i, PAGE_SIZE, 0);
- VM_BUG_ON(bio->bi_iter.bi_size != PAGE_SIZE * nr);
+ bio_add_page(bio, page, PAGE_SIZE * hpage_nr_pages(page), 0);
return bio;