Commit 998b4382 authored by Naoya Horiguchi's avatar Naoya Horiguchi Committed by Andi Kleen
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hugetlb: fix metadata corruption in hugetlb_fault()

Since the PageHWPoison() check is for avoiding hwpoisoned page remained
in pagecache mapping to the process, it should be done in "found in pagecache"
branch, not in the common path.
Otherwise, metadata corruption occurs if memory failure happens between
alloc_huge_page() and lock_page() because page fault fails with metadata
changes remained (such as refcount, mapcount, etc.)

This patch moves the check to "found in pagecache" branch and fix the problem.

ChangeLog since v2:
- remove retry check in "new allocation" path.
- make description more detailed
- change patch name from "HWPOISON, hugetlb: move PG_HWPoison bit check"
Signed-off-by: default avatarNaoya Horiguchi <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJun'ichi Nomura <>
Acked-by: default avatarMel Gorman <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarWu Fengguang <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndi Kleen <>
parent 6b0cd00b
......@@ -2515,21 +2515,18 @@ static int hugetlb_no_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
hugepage_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, address);
} else {
* If memory error occurs between mmap() and fault, some process
* don't have hwpoisoned swap entry for errored virtual address.
* So we need to block hugepage fault by PG_hwpoison bit check.
if (unlikely(PageHWPoison(page))) {
goto backout_unlocked;
* Since memory error handler replaces pte into hwpoison swap entry
* at the time of error handling, a process which reserved but not have
* the mapping to the error hugepage does not have hwpoison swap entry.
* So we need to block accesses from such a process by checking
* PG_hwpoison bit here.
if (unlikely(PageHWPoison(page))) {
goto backout_unlocked;
* If we are going to COW a private mapping later, we examine the
* pending reservations for this page now. This will ensure that
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