Re: [PATCH] mm, page_alloc: fix core hung in free_pcppages_bulk()
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Aug 13 2020 - 03:07:54 EST
On Tue 11-08-20 10:29:24, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> I was wondering if we should rather set all pageblocks to
> MIGRATE_ISOLATE in online_pages() before doing the online_pages_range()
> call, and do undo_isolate_page_range() after onlining is done.
> move_pfn_range_to_zone()->memmap_init_zone() marks all pageblocks
> MIGRATE_MOVABLE, and as that function is used also during boot, we could
> supply a parameter to configure this.
> This would prevent another race from happening: Having pages exposed to
> the buddy ready for allocation in online_pages_range() before the
> sections are marked online.
> This would avoid any pages from getting allocated before we're
> completely done onlining.
This sounds like a reasonable idea to me.
> We would need MIGRATE_ISOLATE/CONFIG_MEMORY_ISOLATION also for
We already do depend on the memory isolation in the hotremove. Doing the
same for hotplug in general makes sense as well.