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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] mm/migrate: fix list corruption in migration of non-LRU movable pages
On Thu 05-09-19 01:44:12, sunqiuyang wrote:
> >
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Michal Hocko [mhocko@kernel.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 20:52
> > To: sunqiuyang
> > Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linux-mm@kvack.org
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] mm/migrate: fix list corruption in migration of non-LRU movable pages
> >
> > On Wed 04-09-19 12:19:11, sunqiuyang wrote:
> > > > Do not top post please
> > > >
> > > > On Wed 04-09-19 07:27:25, sunqiuyang wrote:
> > > > > isolate_migratepages_block() from another thread may try to isolate the page again:
> > > > >
> > > > > for (; low_pfn < end_pfn; low_pfn++) {
> > > > > /* ... */
> > > > > page = pfn_to_page(low_pfn);
> > > > > /* ... */
> > > > > if (!PageLRU(page)) {
> > > > > if (unlikely(__PageMovable(page)) && !PageIsolated(page)) {
> > > > > /* ... */
> > > > > if (!isolate_movable_page(page, isolate_mode))
> > > > > goto isolate_success;
> > > > > /*... */
> > > > > isolate_success:
> > > > > list_add(&page->lru, &cc->migratepages);
> > > > >
> > > > > And this page will be added to another list.
> > > > > Or, do you see any reason that the page cannot go through this path?
> > > >
> > > > The page shouldn't be __PageMovable after the migration is done. All the
> > > > state should have been transfered to the new page IIUC.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I don't see where page->mapping is modified after the migration is done.
> > >
> > > Actually, the last comment in move_to_new_page() says,
> > > "Anonymous and movable page->mapping will be cleard by
> > > free_pages_prepare so don't reset it here for keeping
> > > the type to work PageAnon, for example. "
> > >
> > > Or did I miss something? Thanks,
> >
> > This talks about mapping rather than flags stored in the mapping.
> > I can see that in tree migration handlers (z3fold_page_migrate,
> > vmballoon_migratepage via balloon_page_delete, zs_page_migrate via
> > reset_page) all reset the movable flag. I am not sure whether that is a
> > documented requirement or just a coincidence. Maybe it should be
> > documented. I would like to hear from Minchan.
>
> I checked the three migration handlers and only found __ClearPageMovable,
> which clears registered address_space val with keeping PAGE_MAPPING_MOVABLE flag,
> so the page should still be __PageMovable when caught by another migration thread. Right?

Minchan, could you have a look at this please? I find __PageMovable
semantic really awkward and I do not want to make misleading statements
here.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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