Patchwork [-V2] powerpc: Fix bad pmd error with book3E config

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Submitter Aneesh Kumar K.V
Date June 19, 2013, 6:34 a.m.
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Permalink /patch/252499/
State Accepted, archived
Commit 8bbd9f04b7d982d1c6aeb5c08f5983b3d0b9e2fe
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Aneesh Kumar K.V - June 19, 2013, 6:34 a.m.
From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>

Book3E uses the hugepd at PMD level and don't encode pte directly
at the pmd level. So it will find the lower bits of pmd set
and the pmd_bad check throws error. Infact the current code
will never take the free_hugepd_range call at all because it will
clear the pmd if it find a hugepd pointer. Fix this by clearing
bad pmd only if it is not a hugepd pointer.

This is regression introduced by e2b3d202d1dba8f3546ed28224ce485bc50010be
"powerpc: Switch 16GB and 16MB explicit hugepages to a different page table format"

Reported-by: Scott Wood <>
Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>
 arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c
index f2f01fd..5555778 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c
@@ -536,8 +536,14 @@  static void hugetlb_free_pmd_range(struct mmu_gather *tlb, pud_t *pud,
 	do {
 		pmd = pmd_offset(pud, addr);
 		next = pmd_addr_end(addr, end);
-		if (pmd_none_or_clear_bad(pmd))
+		if (!is_hugepd(pmd)) {
+			/*
+			 * if it is not hugepd pointer, we should already find
+			 * it cleared.
+			 */
+			WARN_ON(!pmd_none_or_clear_bad(pmd));
+		}
 		 * Increment next by the size of the huge mapping since