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Subject[PATCH 3/5] mm/memory_hotplug: Check for IORESOURCE_SYSRAM in release_mem_region_adjustable
From: Oscar Salvador <>

This is a preparation for the next patch.

Currently, we only call release_mem_region_adjustable() in __remove_pages
if the zone is not ZONE_DEVICE, because resources that belong to
HMM/devm are being released by themselves with devm_release_mem_region.

Since we do not want to touch any zone/page stuff during the removing
of the memory (but during the offlining), we do not want to check for
the zone here.
So we need another way to tell release_mem_region_adjustable() to not
realease the resource in case it belongs to HMM/devm.

HMM/devm acquires/releases a resource through

These resources have the flag IORESOURCE_MEM, while resources acquired by
hot-add memory path (register_memory_resource()) contain

So, we can check for this flag in release_mem_region_adjustable, and if
the resource does not contain such flag, we know that we are dealing with
a HMM/devm resource, so we can back off.

Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <>
kernel/resource.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/resource.c b/kernel/resource.c
index 81937830a42f..c45decd7d6af 100644
--- a/kernel/resource.c
+++ b/kernel/resource.c
@@ -1272,6 +1272,22 @@ int release_mem_region_adjustable(struct resource *parent,

+ /*
+ * All memory regions added from memory-hotplug path
+ * have the flag IORESOURCE_SYSTEM_RAM.
+ * If the resource does not have this flag, we know that
+ * we are dealing with a resource coming from HMM/devm.
+ * HMM/devm use another mechanism to add/release a resource.
+ * This goes via devm_request_mem_region and
+ * devm_release_mem_region.
+ * HMM/devm take care to release their resources when they want,
+ * so if we are dealing with them, let us just back off here.
+ */
+ if (!(res->flags & IORESOURCE_SYSRAM)) {
+ ret = 0;
+ break;
+ }
if (!(res->flags & IORESOURCE_MEM))

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