Re: hugepage: Fix hugepage logic in free_pgtables() harder

From: 'David Gibson' <>
Date: 2006-03-03 16:26:02
On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 05:18:51AM +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, 'David Gibson' wrote:
> > Sigh.  Turns out the hugepage logic in free_pgtables() was doubly
> > broken.  The loop coalescing multiple normal page VMAs into one call
> > to free_pgd_range() had an off by one error, which could mean it would
> > coalesce one hugepage VMA into the same bundle (checking 'vma' not
> > 'next' in the loop).  I transferred this bug into the new
> > is_vm_hugetlb_page() based version.  Here's the fix.
> > 
> > This one didn't bite on powerpc previously for the same reason the
> > is_hugepage_only_range() problem didn't: powerpc's
> > hugetlb_free_pgd_range() is identical to free_pgd_range().  It didn't
> > bite on ia64 because the hugepage region is distant enough from any
> > other region that the separated PMD_SIZE distance test would always
> > prevent coalescing the two together.
> I agree with your patch, but not with your comment: it's just a fix
> to your earlier patch, there's no such off-by-one in the mainline
> free_pgtables.  Probably you were misled by my use of "vma->vm_mm"
> rather than  "next->vm_mm", equal but admittedly confusing, when
> looking at the "next" vma.

Ah, yes, indeed.  The bug's all my fault, but it's still a bug.

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