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Date:   Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:28:28 -0700
From:   Yang Shi <>
Subject: [v2 PATCH 3/5] mm: hwpoison: remove the unnecessary THP check

When handling THP hwpoison checked if the THP is in allocation or free
stage since hwpoison may mistreat it as hugetlb page.  After
commit 415c64c1453a ("mm/memory-failure: split thp earlier in memory error
handling") the problem has been fixed, so this check is no longer
needed.  Remove it.  The side effect of the removal is hwpoison may
report unsplit THP instead of unknown error for shmem THP.  It seems not
like a big deal.

Suggested-by: Naoya Horiguchi <>
Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <>
 mm/memory-failure.c | 14 --------------
 1 file changed, 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory-failure.c b/mm/memory-failure.c
index 7722197b2b9d..5c7f1c2aabd9 100644
--- a/mm/memory-failure.c
+++ b/mm/memory-failure.c
@@ -1182,20 +1182,6 @@ static int __get_hwpoison_page(struct page *page)
 	if (!HWPoisonHandlable(head))
 		return -EBUSY;
-	if (PageTransHuge(head)) {
-		/*
-		 * Non anonymous thp exists only in allocation/free time. We
-		 * can't handle such a case correctly, so let's give it up.
-		 * This should be better than triggering BUG_ON when kernel
-		 * tries to touch the "partially handled" page.
-		 */
-		if (!PageAnon(head)) {
-			pr_err("Memory failure: %#lx: non anonymous thp\n",
-				page_to_pfn(page));
-			return 0;
-		}
-	}
 	if (get_page_unless_zero(head)) {
 		if (head == compound_head(page))
 			return 1;

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