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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] mm, memory_hotplug: fix uninitialized pages fallouts.
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:45:04 +0100 Michal Hocko <> wrote:

> Mikhail has posted fixes for the two bugs quite some time ago [1]. I
> have pushed back on those fixes because I believed that it is much
> better to plug the problem at the initialization time rather than play
> whack-a-mole all over the hotplug code and find all the places which
> expect the full memory section to be initialized. We have ended up with
> 2830bf6f05fb ("mm, memory_hotplug: initialize struct pages for the full
> memory section") merged and cause a regression [2][3]. The reason is
> that there might be memory layouts when two NUMA nodes share the same
> memory section so the merged fix is simply incorrect.
> In order to plug this hole we really have to be zone range aware in
> those handlers. I have split up the original patch into two. One is
> unchanged (patch 2) and I took a different approach for `removable'
> crash. It would be great if Mikhail could test it still works for his
> memory layout.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Any thoughts on which kernel version(s) need these patches?

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