[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "mm: soft offline: split thp at the beginning of" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski on Dec. 10, 2012, 5:01 p.m.


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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Dec. 10, 2012, 5:01 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mm: soft offline: split thp at the beginning of

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From d2c263d5ad721609a82bcc037e3252ae737b5690 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:54:34 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] mm: soft offline: split thp at the beginning of

commit 783657a7dc20e5c0efbc9a09a9dd38e238a723da upstream.

When we try to soft-offline a thp tail page, put_page() is called on the
tail page unthinkingly and VM_BUG_ON is triggered in put_compound_page().

This patch splits thp before going into the main body of soft-offlining.

Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi.kleen@intel.com>
Cc: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 mm/memory-failure.c |    8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)


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diff --git a/mm/memory-failure.c b/mm/memory-failure.c
index 6de0d61..1bf1092 100644
--- a/mm/memory-failure.c
+++ b/mm/memory-failure.c
@@ -1481,9 +1481,17 @@  int soft_offline_page(struct page *page, int flags)
 	int ret;
 	unsigned long pfn = page_to_pfn(page);
+	struct page *hpage = compound_trans_head(page);

 	if (PageHuge(page))
 		return soft_offline_huge_page(page, flags);
+	if (PageTransHuge(hpage)) {
+		if (PageAnon(hpage) && unlikely(split_huge_page(hpage))) {
+			pr_info("soft offline: %#lx: failed to split THP\n",
+				pfn);
+			return -EBUSY;
+		}
+	}

 	ret = get_any_page(page, pfn, flags);
 	if (ret < 0)