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Date:   Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:00:03 +0100
From:   David Hildenbrand <david@...hat.com>
To:     Muchun Song <songmuchun@...edance.com>, mike.kravetz@...cle.com,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org
Cc:     n-horiguchi@...jp.nec.com, ak@...ux.intel.com, mhocko@...e.cz,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Yang Shi <shy828301@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/6] mm: migrate: do not migrate HugeTLB page whose
 refcount is one

On 10.01.21 13:40, Muchun Song wrote:
> If the refcount is one when it is migrated, it means that the page
> was freed from under us. So we are done and do not need to migrate.
> 
> This optimization is consistent with the regular pages, just like
> unmap_and_move() does.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Muchun Song <songmuchun@...edance.com>
> Reviewed-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>
> Acked-by: Yang Shi <shy828301@...il.com>
> ---
>  mm/migrate.c | 6 ++++++
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
> index 4385f2fb5d18..a6631c4eb6a6 100644
> --- a/mm/migrate.c
> +++ b/mm/migrate.c
> @@ -1279,6 +1279,12 @@ static int unmap_and_move_huge_page(new_page_t get_new_page,
>  		return -ENOSYS;
>  	}
>  
> +	if (page_count(hpage) == 1) {
> +		/* page was freed from under us. So we are done. */
> +		putback_active_hugepage(hpage);
> +		return MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS;
> +	}
> +
>  	new_hpage = get_new_page(hpage, private);
>  	if (!new_hpage)
>  		return -ENOMEM;
> 

Question: What if called via alloc_contig_range() where we even want to
"migrate" free pages, meaning, relocate it?

-- 
Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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