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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: thp: don't have to lock page anymore when splitting PMD
On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 6:36 PM Hugh Dickins <> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Mar 2022, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > OK, looks sane. Can someone please test all this?
> Only the briefest of testing, but
> mmotm 2022-03-06-20-33
> minus mm-thp-dont-have-to-lock-page-anymore-when-splitting-pmd.patch
> plus mm-huge_memory-remove-stale-locking-logic-from-__split_huge_pmd.patch
> plus mm-huge_memory-remove-stale-locking-logic-from-__split_huge_pmd-fix.patch
> is infinitely better than mmotm 2022-03-06-20-33.
> I could just about reach a login on yesterday's mmotm, but graphics no.
> Couldn't spend time to investigate, but Naresh's mail today that LTP
> thp04 timeouted (hey, I'm English, we say timed out!) inspired me to
> try booting with transparent_hugepage=never on cmdline, and that worked.

I think it was because of
mm-thp-dont-have-to-lock-page-anymore-when-splitting-pmd.patch. It was
buggy (missed pmd_trans_huge(*pmd) check) and was dropped by Andrew.

> Again, no time to investigate, but the combination above has booted
> and is running load, including transparent hugepages. And before
> setting that load going, I did try LTP thp04, which passed.
> (There is an unrelated console printk lockdep spew, and am I the only
> one to see these mm/workingset.c:567 shadow_lru_isolate warnings that
> started up a week or three ago?)
> Must dash,
> Hugh

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