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Date:	Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:39:54 -0400
From:	Naoya Horiguchi <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Hugh Dickins <>
Cc:	David Rientjes <>,,,
	Naoya Horiguchi <>
Subject: [PATCH 0/5] hugepage migration fixes (v4)

This is the ver.4 of hugepage migration fix patchset.

Major changes from ver.3 are:
- to drop locking from follow_huge_pud() and follow_huge_addr() in patch 2,
  which was buggy and is not necessary now because they don't support FOLL_GET,
- follow_huge_pmd(FOLL_GET) can pin and return tail pages,
- and I fixed bugs accidentally introduced in patch 3 and 5.
Others are code improvements and comment/description fixes.

Two related topics (not included in this series but to be discussed/done)
- follow_huge_pmd() explicitly uses pmd_lockptr() instead of huge_pte_lock().
  This point shed light on the subtlety in huge_page_size == PMD_HUGE check
  in huge_pte_lockptr(). This seems to make no runtime problem now, but might
  look fragile for example when pmd is folded (where PUD_SIZE == PMD_SIZE)
  or when hugepage in your architecture is not bound by page table (where
  hugepage size happens to equal with PMD_SIZE.)
- code around is_hugetlb_entry_migration() and is_hugetlb_entry_hwpoisoned()
  is not beautiful or optimized. Cleanup is necessary.

This patchset is based on mmotm-2014-09-09-14-42 and shows no regression
in libhugetlbfs test.

Branch: mmotm-2014-09-09-14-42/fix_follow_huge_pmd.v4


Naoya Horiguchi (5):
      mm/hugetlb: reduce arch dependent code around follow_huge_*
      mm/hugetlb: take page table lock in follow_huge_pmd()
      mm/hugetlb: fix getting refcount 0 page in hugetlb_fault()
      mm/hugetlb: add migration/hwpoisoned entry check in hugetlb_change_protection
      mm/hugetlb: add migration entry check in __unmap_hugepage_range

 arch/arm/mm/hugetlbpage.c     |   6 --
 arch/arm64/mm/hugetlbpage.c   |   6 --
 arch/ia64/mm/hugetlbpage.c    |   6 --
 arch/metag/mm/hugetlbpage.c   |   6 --
 arch/mips/mm/hugetlbpage.c    |  18 ------
 arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c |   8 +++
 arch/s390/mm/hugetlbpage.c    |  20 -------
 arch/sh/mm/hugetlbpage.c      |  12 ----
 arch/sparc/mm/hugetlbpage.c   |  12 ----
 arch/tile/mm/hugetlbpage.c    |  28 ----------
 arch/x86/mm/hugetlbpage.c     |  12 ----
 include/linux/hugetlb.h       |   8 +--
 mm/gup.c                      |  25 ++-------
 mm/hugetlb.c                  | 124 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 mm/migrate.c                  |   3 +-
 15 files changed, 101 insertions(+), 193 deletions(-)
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