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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:40:10 +0100
From:   Michal Hocko <>
Cc:     Mike Kravetz <>,
        Naoya Horiguchi <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 2/2] mm, hugetlb: do not rely on overcommit limit
 during migration

On Wed 29-11-17 10:22:34, Michal Hocko wrote:
> What about this on top. I haven't tested this yet though.
> ---

We will need to drop surplus_huge_pages_node handling from the free path
obviously as well

diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
index 1be43563e226..756833f9ef8b 100644
--- a/mm/hugetlb.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
@@ -1312,8 +1312,6 @@ void free_huge_page(struct page *page)
 		update_and_free_page(h, page);
-		if (h->surplus_huge_pages_node[nid])
-			h->surplus_huge_pages_node[nid]--;
 	} else if (h->surplus_huge_pages_node[nid]) {
 		/* remove the page from active list */
Michal Hocko

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