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Date:   Wed, 6 Mar 2019 02:36:35 -0700
From:   William Kucharski <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,
        Linux-MM <>,,
        open list <>,
        Hugh Dickins <>, Jan Kara <>,
        Song Liu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] page cache: Store only head pages in i_pages

Other than the bug Song found in memfd_tag_pins(), I'd like to suggest two quick
but pedantic changes to mm/filemap.c:

Though not modified in this patch, in line 284, the parenthesis should be moved
to after the period:

 * modified.) The function expects only THP head pages to be present in the

> +		 * Move to the next page in the vector if this is a small page
> +		 * or the index is of the last page in this compound page).

A few lines later, there is an extraneous parenthesis, and the comment could be a bit

Might I suggest:

                 * Move to the next page in the vector if this is a PAGESIZE
                 * page or if the index is of the last PAGESIZE page within
                 * this compound page.

You can say "base" instead of "PAGESIZE," but "small" seems open to interpretation.

I haven't run across any problems and have been hammering the code for over five days
without issue; all my testing was with transparent_hugepage/enabled set to

Tested-by: William Kucharski <>
Reviewed-by: William Kucharski <>

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