Re: [PATCH v3] mm/hugetlb: add mempolicy check in the reservation routine

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Jul 27 2020 - 20:19:57 EST

On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:07:49 +0800 Muchun Song <songmuchun@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In the reservation routine, we only check whether the cpuset meets
> the memory allocation requirements. But we ignore the mempolicy of
> MPOL_BIND case. If someone mmap hugetlb succeeds, but the subsequent
> memory allocation may fail due to mempolicy restrictions and receives
> the SIGBUS signal. This can be reproduced by the follow steps.
> 1) Compile the test case.
> cd tools/testing/selftests/vm/
> gcc map_hugetlb.c -o map_hugetlb
> 2) Pre-allocate huge pages. Suppose there are 2 numa nodes in the
> system. Each node will pre-allocate one huge page.
> echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages
> 3) Run test case(mmap 4MB). We receive the SIGBUS signal.
> numactl --membind=0 ./map_hugetlb 4
> With this patch applied, the mmap will fail in the step 3) and throw
> "mmap: Cannot allocate memory".

This doesn't compile with CONFIG_NUMA=n - ther eis no implementation of

I think it needs more than a simple build fix - can we please rework
the patch so that its impact (mainly code size) on non-NUMA machines is