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SubjectRe: [PATCH 15/16] mm/migration: fix possible do_pages_stat_array racing with memory offline
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Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 1:22 PM Huang, Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> wrote:
>>
>> Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com> writes:
>>
>> > When follow_page peeks a page, the page could be reclaimed under heavy
>> > memory pressure
>>
>> I don't think that memory pressure and reclaiming will be an issue.
>
> I think he means a page first to be reclaimed then to be offline
> could encounter this issue and reclaiming is a precondition.

I don't think reclaiming is a precondition. It seems possible that the
virtual page is migrated, then the physical page is offlined.

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

> Thanks.
>
>>
>> > and thus be offlined while it's still being used by the
>> > do_pages_stat_array().
>>
>> "offline" seems a possible problem.

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