Patchwork [53/74] mm: compaction: fix echo 1 > compact_memory return error issue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Jan. 24, 2013, 3:27 a.m.
Message ID <1358998046-613-54-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Jan. 24, 2013, 3:27 a.m.
3.5.7.4 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Jason Liu <r64343@freescale.com>

commit 7964c06d66c76507d8b6b662bffea770c29ef0ce upstream.

when run the folloing command under shell, it will return error

  sh/$ echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
  sh/$ sh: write error: Bad address

After strace, I found the following log:

  ...
  write(1, "1\n", 2)               = 3
  write(1, "", 4294967295)         = -1 EFAULT (Bad address)
  write(2, "echo: write error: Bad address\n", 31echo: write error: Bad address
  ) = 31

This tells system return 3(COMPACT_COMPLETE) after write data to
compact_memory.

The fix is to make the system just return 0 instead 3(COMPACT_COMPLETE)
from sysctl_compaction_handler after compaction_nodes finished.

Signed-off-by: Jason Liu <r64343@freescale.com>
Suggested-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.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/compaction.c |    6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index 2f42d95..cf955bb 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -843,7 +843,7 @@  static int compact_node(int nid)
 }
 
 /* Compact all nodes in the system */
-static int compact_nodes(void)
+static void compact_nodes(void)
 {
 	int nid;
 
@@ -852,8 +852,6 @@  static int compact_nodes(void)
 
 	for_each_online_node(nid)
 		compact_node(nid);
-
-	return COMPACT_COMPLETE;
 }
 
 /* The written value is actually unused, all memory is compacted */
@@ -864,7 +862,7 @@  int sysctl_compaction_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
 			void __user *buffer, size_t *length, loff_t *ppos)
 {
 	if (write)
-		return compact_nodes();
+		compact_nodes();
 
 	return 0;
 }