Re: [PATCH] numa: fix /proc/<pid>/numa_maps for hugetlbfs on s390

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Jan 25 2016 - 17:51:23 EST

On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:30:42 +0100 Michael Holzheu <holzheu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> When working with hugetlbfs ptes (which are actually pmds) is not
> valid to directly use pte functions like pte_present() because the
> hardware bit layout of pmds and ptes can be different. This is the
> case on s390. Therefore we have to convert the hugetlbfs ptes first
> into a valid pte encoding with huge_ptep_get().
> Currently the /proc/<pid>/numa_maps code uses hugetlbfs ptes without
> huge_ptep_get(). On s390 this leads to the following two problems:
> 1) The pte_present() function returns false (instead of true) for
> PROT_NONE hugetlb ptes. Therefore PROT_NONE vmas are missing
> completely in the "numa_maps" output.
> 2) The pte_dirty() function always returns false for all hugetlb ptes.
> Therefore these pages are reported as "mapped=xxx" instead of
> "dirty=xxx".
> Therefore use huge_ptep_get() to correctly convert the hugetlb ptes.

I'm aiming this at 4.5 only. Please let me know if you think that a
-stable backport is warranted.