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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] percpu: fix iteration to prevent skipping over block
Tejun Heo <> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 04:35:00PM -0500, Dennis Zhou wrote:
>> The iterator functions pcpu_next_md_free_region and
>> pcpu_next_fit_region use the block offset to determine if they have
>> checked the area in the prior iteration. However, this causes an issue
>> when the block offset is greater than subsequent block contig hints. If
>> within the iterator it moves to check subsequent blocks, it may fail in
>> the second predicate due to the block offset not being cleared. Thus,
>> this causes the allocator to skip over blocks leading to false failures
>> when allocating from the reserved chunk. While this happens in the
>> general case as well, it will only fail if it cannot allocate a new
>> chunk.
>> This patch resets the block offset to 0 to pass the second predicate
>> when checking subseqent blocks within the iterator function.
>> Signed-off-by: Dennis Zhou <>
>> Reported-by: Luis Henriques <>
> Luis, can you please verify that this fixes the allocaiton failure you
> were seeing?

I can confirm that I'm no longer seeing the allocation failure after
applying these patches. Feel free to add my:

Tested-by: Luis Henriques <>


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