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Date:	Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:12:07 +0100
From:	Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
	Linux-Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, Neil Brown <neilb@...e.de>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>
Subject: [PATCH 01/14] mm: Serialize access to min_free_kbytes

There is a race between the min_free_kbytes sysctl, memory hotplug
and transparent hugepage support enablement.  Memory hotplug uses a
zonelists_mutex to avoid a race when building zonelists. Reuse it to
serialise watermark updates.

[a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl: Older patch fixed the race with spinlock]
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>
---
 mm/page_alloc.c |   23 +++++++++++++++--------
 1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 4e8985a..a327a72 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -5045,14 +5045,7 @@ static void setup_per_zone_lowmem_reserve(void)
 	calculate_totalreserve_pages();
 }
 
-/**
- * setup_per_zone_wmarks - called when min_free_kbytes changes
- * or when memory is hot-{added|removed}
- *
- * Ensures that the watermark[min,low,high] values for each zone are set
- * correctly with respect to min_free_kbytes.
- */
-void setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
+static void __setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
 {
 	unsigned long pages_min = min_free_kbytes >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
 	unsigned long lowmem_pages = 0;
@@ -5107,6 +5100,20 @@ void setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
 	calculate_totalreserve_pages();
 }
 
+/**
+ * setup_per_zone_wmarks - called when min_free_kbytes changes
+ * or when memory is hot-{added|removed}
+ *
+ * Ensures that the watermark[min,low,high] values for each zone are set
+ * correctly with respect to min_free_kbytes.
+ */
+void setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
+{
+	mutex_lock(&zonelists_mutex);
+	__setup_per_zone_wmarks();
+	mutex_unlock(&zonelists_mutex);
+}
+
 /*
  * The inactive anon list should be small enough that the VM never has to
  * do too much work, but large enough that each inactive page has a chance
-- 
1.7.3.4

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