On Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:17:42 +0200 David Hildenbrand <david@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
- pgmap = get_dev_pagemap(pfn, NULL);
- if (pgmap)
- return memory_failure_dev_pagemap(pfn, flags, pgmap);
- p = pfn_to_page(pfn);
This change seems to assume that memory_failure_dev_pagemap() is never
called for online pages. Is it an intended behavior?
Or the concept "online pages" is not applicable to zone device pages?
Yes, that's the real culprit. ZONE_DEVICE/devmem pages are never online
(SECTION_IS_ONLINE). The terminology "online" only applies to pages that
were given to the buddy. And as we support sup-section hotadd for
devmem, we cannot easily make use of the section flag it. I already
proposed somewhere to convert SECTION_IS_ONLINE to a subsection bitmap
and call it something like pfn_active().
pfn_online() would then be "pfn_active() && zone != ZONE_DEVICE". And we
could use pfn_active() everywhere to test for initialized memmaps (well,
besides some special cases like device reserved memory that does not
span full sub-sections). Until now, nobody volunteered and I have other
things to do.
Is it worth a code comment or two to make this clearer?