Patchwork [-V9,01/20] mm/THP: Use pmd_populate to update the pmd with pgtable_t pointer

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Submitter Aneesh Kumar K.V
Date May 22, 2013, 4:57 p.m.
Message ID <1369241872-15700-2-git-send-email-aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
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Permalink /patch/245670/
State Accepted
Commit 7c3425123ddfdc5f48e7913ff59d908789712b18
Delegated to: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
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Aneesh Kumar K.V - May 22, 2013, 4:57 p.m.
From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

We should not use set_pmd_at to update pmd_t with pgtable_t pointer. set_pmd_at
is used to set pmd with huge pte entries and architectures like ppc64, clear
few flags from the pte when saving a new entry. Without this change we observe
bad pte errors like below on ppc64 with THP enabled.

BUG: Bad page map in process ld mm=0xc000001ee39f4780 pte:7fc3f37848000001 pmd:c000001ec0000000
Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 mm/huge_memory.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Patch

diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
index 03a89a2..362c329 100644
--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -2325,7 +2325,12 @@  static void collapse_huge_page(struct mm_struct *mm,
 		pte_unmap(pte);
 		spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
 		BUG_ON(!pmd_none(*pmd));
-		set_pmd_at(mm, address, pmd, _pmd);
+		/*
+		 * We can only use set_pmd_at when establishing
+		 * hugepmds and never for establishing regular pmds that
+		 * points to regular pagetables. Use pmd_populate for that
+		 */
+		pmd_populate(mm, pmd, pmd_pgtable(_pmd));
 		spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
 		anon_vma_unlock_write(vma->anon_vma);
 		goto out;