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Date:	Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:24:27 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Li Zhong <>,
	Naoya Horiguchi <>,
	David Rientjes <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.16 028/158] mm: fix potential infinite loop in dissolve_free_huge_pages()

3.16-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Li Zhong <>

commit d0177639310d23c7739500df3c6ce6fdfe34acec upstream.

It is possible for some platforms, such as powerpc to set HPAGE_SHIFT to
0 to indicate huge pages not supported.

When this is the case, hugetlbfs could be disabled during boot time:
hugetlbfs: disabling because there are no supported hugepage sizes

Then in dissolve_free_huge_pages(), order is kept maximum (64 for
64bits), and the for loop below won't end: for (pfn = start_pfn; pfn <
end_pfn; pfn += 1 << order)

As suggested by Naoya, below fix checks hugepages_supported() before
calling dissolve_free_huge_pages().

[ no legitimate reason to call dissolve_free_huge_pages() when !hugepages_supported()]
Signed-off-by: Li Zhong <>
Acked-by: Naoya Horiguchi <>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <>
Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 mm/hugetlb.c |    3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/mm/hugetlb.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
@@ -1089,6 +1089,9 @@ void dissolve_free_huge_pages(unsigned l
 	unsigned long pfn;
 	struct hstate *h;
+	if (!hugepages_supported())
+		return;
 	/* Set scan step to minimum hugepage size */
 		if (order > huge_page_order(h))

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