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SubjectRe: [PATCH] move_pages.2: not return ENOENT if the page are already on the target nodes
Yang Shi <> writes:

> On 12/18/19 2:17 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> On Tue 17-12-19 23:36:09, John Hubbard wrote:
>> [...]
>>> diff --git a/man2/move_pages.2 b/man2/move_pages.2
>>> index 2d96468fa..1bf1053f2 100644
>>> --- a/man2/move_pages.2
>>> +++ b/man2/move_pages.2
>>> @@ -191,12 +191,6 @@ was specified or an attempt was made to migrate pages of a kernel thread.
>>> One of the target nodes is not online.
>>> .TP
>>> -.B ENOENT
>>> -No pages were found that require moving.
>>> -All pages are either already
>>> -on the target node, not present, had an invalid address or could not be
>>> -moved because they were mapped by multiple processes.
>>> -.TP
>>> .B EPERM
>>> The caller specified
>>> ...But I'm not sure if we should change the implementation, instead, so
>>> that it *can* return ENOENT. That's the main question to resolve before
>>> creating any more patches, I think.
>> I would start by dropping any note about ENOENT first. I am not really
>> sure there is a reasonable usecase for it but maybe somebody comes up
>> with something and only then we should consider it.
>> Feel free to add
>> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <>
>> ideally with a kernel commit which removed the ENOENT.
> A quick audit doesn't show kernel code or comment notes about ENOENT
> wrongly. The status could be set as ENOENT if the page is not present
> (follow_page() returns NULL), and man page does match what kernel
> does.

Doesn't the function one layer up then consume the ENOENT?


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