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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:35:48 -0400
From:	Waiman Long <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Mel Gorman <>, Rik van Riel <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>
	Scott J Norton <>,
	Waiman Long <>
Subject: [PATCH] mm, thp: move invariant bug check out of loop in __split_huge_page_map

In the __split_huge_page_map() function, the check for
page_mapcount(page) is invariant within the for loop. Because of the
fact that the macro is implemented using atomic_read(), the redundant
check cannot be optimized away by the compiler leading to unnecessary
read to the page structure.

This patch move the invariant bug check out of the loop so that it
will be done only once.

Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <>
 mm/huge_memory.c |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
index b4b1feb..b8bb16c 100644
--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -1744,6 +1744,8 @@ static int __split_huge_page_map(struct page *page,
 	if (pmd) {
 		pgtable = pgtable_trans_huge_withdraw(mm, pmd);
 		pmd_populate(mm, &_pmd, pgtable);
+		if (pmd_write(*pmd))
+			BUG_ON(page_mapcount(page) != 1);
 		haddr = address;
 		for (i = 0; i < HPAGE_PMD_NR; i++, haddr += PAGE_SIZE) {
@@ -1753,8 +1755,6 @@ static int __split_huge_page_map(struct page *page,
 			entry = maybe_mkwrite(pte_mkdirty(entry), vma);
 			if (!pmd_write(*pmd))
 				entry = pte_wrprotect(entry);
-			else
-				BUG_ON(page_mapcount(page) != 1);
 			if (!pmd_young(*pmd))
 				entry = pte_mkold(entry);
 			if (pmd_numa(*pmd))

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