Re: [PATCH] ubifs: Get/put page when changing PG_private
From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Mon Dec 17 2018 - 06:32:13 EST
Am Montag, 17. Dezember 2018, 11:59:44 CET schrieb Kirill A. Shutemov:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 04:01:30PM +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> > The page migration code assumes that a page with PG_private
> > set has its page count elevated by 1.
> > UBIFS never did this and therefore the migration code was unable
> > to migrate some pages owned by UBIFS.
> > The lead to situations where the CMA memory allocator failed to
> > allocate memory.
> > Fix this by using get/put_page when changing PG_private.
> Looks good to me.
> Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: zhangjun <openzhangj@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Fixes: 4ac1c17b2044 ("UBIFS: Implement ->migratepage()")
> It is fair to reference the commit here. But I believe the bug itself
> predates the commit and relevant not only for migration.
My intention was not blaming you. :)
IMHO backporting the fix makes only sense up to that commit.
> We might make it clear in the commit message.
Fair point, I'll rephrase.