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Date:   Tue, 29 Dec 2020 11:04:10 -0800
From:   Andrew Morton <>
To:     Helge Deller <>
Cc:     Kalesh Singh <>,
        "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,,,,
        James Bottomley <>,
        John David Anglin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: fix extend calculation for move_page_tables()

On Tue, 29 Dec 2020 18:45:29 +0100 Helge Deller <> wrote:

> On parisc the kernel fails to start the init process because in
> shift_arg_pages() in fs/exec.c, move_page_tables() is called to e.g.
> move pages from start addr 0xffeff000 to the new start addr 0xf9ccb000
> with a length of 0x1000 bytes, but move_page_tables() instead returns
> that it apparently moved 0x57000 bytes. Since the number of bytes is
> different than the number of bytes which should have been moved,
> shift_arg_pages() aborts with -ENOMEM.
> Debugging shows that commit c49dd34018026 ("mm: speedup mremap on
> 1GB or larger regions") is the culprit.
> In this commit, the extent calculation was tried to be optimized, but
> got it wrong for this case.
> The patch below reverts to the previous way to calculate the extent and
> thus fixes the boot problem.

Thanks.  The same as
I'll get that sent to Linus today.

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