Re: [PATCH v2] fs/proc/page: Skip uninitialized page when iterating page structures

From: Toshiki Fukasawa
Date: Wed Aug 28 2019 - 23:25:17 EST

On 2019/08/28 23:18, Waiman Long wrote:
> On 8/28/19 10:09 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> On Wed 28-08-19 09:46:21, Waiman Long wrote:
>>> On 8/28/19 4:00 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>>> On Tue 27-08-19 16:22:38, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>>>> Dan, isn't this something we have discussed recently?
>>>> This was
>>>> and talked about /proc/kpageflags but this is essentially the same thing
>>>> AFAIU. I hope we get a consistent solution for both issues.
>>> Yes, it is the same problem. The uninitialized page structure problem
>>> affects all the 3 /proc/kpage{cgroup,count,flags) files.
>>> Toshiki's patch seems to fix it just for /proc/kpageflags, though.
>> Yup. I was arguing that whacking a mole kinda fix is far from good. Dan
>> had some arguments on why initializing those struct pages is a problem.
>> The discussion had a half open end though. I hoped that Dan would try
>> out the initialization side but I migh have misunderstood.
> If the page structures of the reserved PFNs are always initialized, that
> will fix the problem too. I am not familiar with the zone device code.
> So I didn't attempt to do that.
> Cheers,
> Longman
I also think that the struct pages should be initialized.
I'm preparing to post the patch.

Toshiki Fukasawa