[PATCH V4] powerpc: thp: Fix crash on mremap

Kirill A. Shutemov kirill at shutemov.name
Tue Jan 14 03:32:54 EST 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34:24AM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> This patch fix the below crash
> NIP [c00000000004cee4] .__hash_page_thp+0x2a4/0x440
> LR [c0000000000439ac] .hash_page+0x18c/0x5e0
> ...
> Call Trace:
> [c000000736103c40] [00001ffffb000000] 0x1ffffb000000(unreliable)
> [437908.479693] [c000000736103d50] [c0000000000439ac] .hash_page+0x18c/0x5e0
> [437908.479699] [c000000736103e30] [c00000000000924c] .do_hash_page+0x4c/0x58
> On ppc64 we use the pgtable for storing the hpte slot information and
> store address to the pgtable at a constant offset (PTRS_PER_PMD) from
> pmd. On mremap, when we switch the pmd, we need to withdraw and deposit
> the pgtable again, so that we find the pgtable at PTRS_PER_PMD offset
> from new pmd.
> We also want to move the withdraw and deposit before the set_pmd so
> that, when page fault find the pmd as trans huge we can be sure that
> pgtable can be located at the offset.
> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com>

 Kirill A. Shutemov

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