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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 00/25] mm/gup: track dma-pinned pages: FOLL_PIN
On 1/6/20 1:01 AM, Jan Kara wrote:
>> Also, looking ahead:
>> a) if the problem disappears with the latest above test, then we likely have
>> a huge page refcount overflow, and there are a couple of different ways to
>> fix it.
>> b) if it still reproduces with the above, then it's some other random mistake,
>> and in that case I'd be inclined to do a sort of guided (or classic, unguided)
>> git bisect of the series. Because it could be any of several patches.
>> If that's too much trouble, then I'd have to fall back to submitting a few
>> patches at a time and working my way up to the tracking patch...
> It could also be that an ordinary page reference is dropped with 'unpin'
> thus underflowing the page refcount...
> Honza


And, I think I'm about out of time for this release cycle, so I'm probably going to
submit the prerequisite patches (patches 1-10, or more boldly, 1-22), for candidates
for 5.6.

John Hubbard

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