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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:33:50 -0400
From:	Johannes Weiner <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Vladimir Davydov <>,
	Michal Hocko <>,,,
Subject: [patch] mm: memcontrol: don't pass a NULL memcg to mem_cgroup_end_move()

mem_cgroup_end_move() checks if the passed memcg is NULL, along with a
lengthy comment to explain why this seemingly non-sensical situation
is even possible.

Check in cancel_attach() itself whether can_attach() set up the move
context or not, it's a lot more obvious from there.  Then remove the
check and comment in mem_cgroup_end_move().

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <>
Acked-by: Vladimir Davydov <>
 mm/memcontrol.c | 10 +++-------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index a5c9aa4688e8..3cd4f1e0bfb3 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -1469,12 +1469,7 @@ static void mem_cgroup_start_move(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
 static void mem_cgroup_end_move(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
-	/*
-	 * Now, mem_cgroup_clear_mc() may call this function with NULL.
-	 * We check NULL in callee rather than caller.
-	 */
-	if (memcg)
-		atomic_dec(&memcg->moving_account);
+	atomic_dec(&memcg->moving_account);
@@ -5489,7 +5484,8 @@ static int mem_cgroup_can_attach(struct cgroup_subsys_state *css,
 static void mem_cgroup_cancel_attach(struct cgroup_subsys_state *css,
 				     struct cgroup_taskset *tset)
-	mem_cgroup_clear_mc();
+	if (
+		mem_cgroup_clear_mc();
 static int mem_cgroup_move_charge_pte_range(pmd_t *pmd,

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