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Date:   Mon, 8 Apr 2019 20:30:14 -0700
From:   Mike Kravetz <>
        Joonsoo Kim <>,
        Michal Hocko <>,
        Naoya Horiguchi <>,
        "Kirill A . Shutemov" <>,
        Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/2] A couple hugetlbfs fixes

On 4/8/19 12:48 PM, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Mar 2019, Mike Kravetz wrote:
>> - A BUG can be triggered (not easily) due to temporarily mapping a
>>  page before doing a COW.
> But you actually _have_ seen it? Do you have the traces? I ask
> not because of the patches perse, but because it would be nice
> to have a real snipplet in the Changelog for patch 2.

Yes, I actually saw this problem.  It happened while I was debugging and
testing some patches for hugetlb migration.  The BUG I hit was in
unaccount_page_cache_page(): VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(page_mapped(page), page).

Stack trace was something like:

When I hit that, it took me a while to figure out how it could happen.
i.e. How could a page be mapped at that point in remove_inode_hugepages?
It checks page_mapped and we are holding the fault mutex.  With some
additional debug code (strategic udelays) I could hit the issue on a
somewhat regular basis and verified another thread was in the
hugetlb_no_page/hugetlb_cow path for the same page at the same time.

Unfortunately, I did not save the traces.  I am trying to recreate now.
However, my test system was recently updated and it might take a little
time to recreate.
Mike Kravetz

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