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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] mm/page_owner: fix for deferred struct page init
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On Thu, 2018-12-20 at 14:00 -0700, William Kucharski wrote:
> > On Dec 20, 2018, at 1:31 PM, Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw> wrote:
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/page_ext.c b/mm/page_ext.c
> > index ae44f7adbe07..d76fd51e312a 100644
> > --- a/mm/page_ext.c
> > +++ b/mm/page_ext.c
> > @@ -399,9 +399,8 @@ void __init page_ext_init(void)
> >  * -------------pfn-------------->
> >  * N0 | N1 | N2 | N0 | N1 | N2|....
> >  *
> > -  * Take into account DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT.
> >  */
> > - if (early_pfn_to_nid(pfn) != nid)
> > + if (pfn_to_nid(pfn) != nid)
> > continue;
> > if (init_section_page_ext(pfn, nid))
> > goto oom;
> > -- 
> > 2.17.2 (Apple Git-113)
> >
>
> Is there any danger in the fact that in the CONFIG_NUMA case in mmzone.h
> (around line 1261), pfn_to_nid() calls page_to_nid(), possibly causing the
> same issue seen in v2?
>

No. If CONFIG_DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT=y, page_ext_init() is called after
page_alloc_init_late() where all the memory has already been initialized,
so page_to_nid() will work then.

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