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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 07/13] mm, madvise_inject_error: Let memory_failure() optionally take a page reference
On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 09:50:06PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> The madvise_inject_error() routine uses get_user_pages() to lookup the
> pfn and other information for injected error, but it does not release
> that pin. The assumption is that failed pages should be taken out of
> circulation.
> However, for dax mappings it is not possible to take pages out of
> circulation since they are 1:1 physically mapped as filesystem blocks,
> or device-dax capacity. They also typically represent persistent memory
> which has an error clearing capability.
> In preparation for adding a special handler for dax mappings, shift the
> responsibility of taking the page reference to memory_failure(). I.e.
> drop the page reference and do not specify MF_COUNT_INCREASED to
> memory_failure().
> Cc: Michal Hocko <>
> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>

Acked-by: Naoya Horiguchi <>

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