Re: hugetlb demand paging patch part [3/3]

From: David Gibson <david_at_gibson.dropbear.id.au>
Date: 2004-04-15 17:25:35
[snip]
> @@ -209,13 +117,10 @@ follow_huge_pmd(struct mm_struct *mm, un
>  	struct page *page;
> 
>  	page = pte_page(*(pte_t *)pmd);
> -	if (page) {
> +	if (page)
>  		page += ((address & ~HPAGE_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
> -		get_page(page);
> -	}
>  	return page;
>  }
> -#endif

[snip]

> @@ -175,7 +132,6 @@ struct page *follow_huge_addr(struct mm_
>  		return NULL;
>  	page = pte_page(*ptep);
>  	page += ((addr & ~HPAGE_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
> -	get_page(page);
>  	return page;
>  }

As far as I can tell, the removal of these get_page()s is also
unrelated to the demand paging per se.  But afaict removing them is
correct - the corresponding logic in follow_page() for normal pages
doesn't appear to do a get_page(), nor do all archs do a get_page().

Does that sound right to you?

If so, the patch below ought to be safe (and indeed a bugfix) to apply
now:

Index: working-2.6/arch/ppc64/mm/hugetlbpage.c
===================================================================
--- working-2.6.orig/arch/ppc64/mm/hugetlbpage.c	2004-04-15 17:03:43.052825264 +1000
+++ working-2.6/arch/ppc64/mm/hugetlbpage.c	2004-04-15 17:25:11.450920656 +1000
@@ -314,10 +314,8 @@
 	BUG_ON(! pmd_hugepage(*pmd));
 
 	page = hugepte_page(*(hugepte_t *)pmd);
-	if (page) {
+	if (page)
 		page += ((address & ~HPAGE_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
-		get_page(page);
-	}
 	return page;
 }
 
Index: working-2.6/arch/i386/mm/hugetlbpage.c
===================================================================
--- working-2.6.orig/arch/i386/mm/hugetlbpage.c	2004-04-15 17:07:42.813857792 +1000
+++ working-2.6/arch/i386/mm/hugetlbpage.c	2004-04-15 17:25:40.837847480 +1000
@@ -111,7 +111,6 @@
 
 	WARN_ON(!PageCompound(page));
 
-	get_page(page);
 	return page;
 }
 
@@ -167,10 +166,8 @@
 	struct page *page;
 
 	page = pte_page(*(pte_t *)pmd);
-	if (page) {
+	if (page)
 		page += ((address & ~HPAGE_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
-		get_page(page);
-	}
 	return page;
 }
 #endif
Index: working-2.6/arch/ia64/mm/hugetlbpage.c
===================================================================
--- working-2.6.orig/arch/ia64/mm/hugetlbpage.c	2004-04-15 17:08:30.667905672 +1000
+++ working-2.6/arch/ia64/mm/hugetlbpage.c	2004-04-15 17:26:02.309910776 +1000
@@ -133,7 +133,6 @@
 	ptep = huge_pte_offset(mm, addr);
 	page = pte_page(*ptep);
 	page += ((addr & ~HPAGE_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
-	get_page(page);
 	return page;
 }
 int pmd_huge(pmd_t pmd)


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david AT gibson.dropbear.id.au	| solution which is simple, neat and
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