Commit 9fee021d authored by Vaishali Thakkar's avatar Vaishali Thakkar Committed by Linus Torvalds
Browse files

mm/hugetlb: introduce hugetlb_bad_size()

When any unsupported hugepage size is specified, 'hugepagesz=' and
'hugepages=' should be ignored during command line parsing until any
supported hugepage size is found.  But currently incorrect number of
hugepages are allocated when unsupported size is specified as it fails
to ignore the 'hugepages=' command.

Test case:

Note that this is specific to x86 architecture.

Boot the kernel with command line option 'hugepagesz=256M hugepages=X'.
After boot, dmesg output shows that X number of hugepages of the size 2M
is pre-allocated instead of 0.

So, to handle such command line options, introduce new routine
hugetlb_bad_size.  The routine hugetlb_bad_size sets the global variable
parsed_valid_hugepagesz.  We are using parsed_valid_hugepagesz to save
the state when unsupported hugepagesize is found so that we can ignore
the 'hugepages=' parameters after that and then reset the variable when
supported hugepage size is found.

The routine hugetlb_bad_size can be called while setting 'hugepagesz='
parameter in an architecture specific code.
Signed-off-by: default avatarVaishali Thakkar <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarMike Kravetz <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarNaoya Horiguchi <>
Acked-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <>
Cc: Hillf Danton <>
Cc: Yaowei Bai <>
Cc: Dominik Dingel <>
Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc: James Hogan <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 09a95e29
......@@ -338,6 +338,7 @@ int huge_add_to_page_cache(struct page *page, struct address_space *mapping,
/* arch callback */
int __init alloc_bootmem_huge_page(struct hstate *h);
void __init hugetlb_bad_size(void);
void __init hugetlb_add_hstate(unsigned order);
struct hstate *size_to_hstate(unsigned long size);
......@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@ __initdata LIST_HEAD(huge_boot_pages);
static struct hstate * __initdata parsed_hstate;
static unsigned long __initdata default_hstate_max_huge_pages;
static unsigned long __initdata default_hstate_size;
static bool __initdata parsed_valid_hugepagesz = true;
* Protects updates to hugepage_freelists, hugepage_activelist, nr_huge_pages,
......@@ -2659,6 +2660,11 @@ static int __init hugetlb_init(void)
/* Should be called on processing a hugepagesz=... option */
void __init hugetlb_bad_size(void)
parsed_valid_hugepagesz = false;
void __init hugetlb_add_hstate(unsigned int order)
struct hstate *h;
......@@ -2691,11 +2697,17 @@ static int __init hugetlb_nrpages_setup(char *s)
unsigned long *mhp;
static unsigned long *last_mhp;
if (!parsed_valid_hugepagesz) {
pr_warn("hugepages = %s preceded by "
"an unsupported hugepagesz, ignoring\n", s);
parsed_valid_hugepagesz = true;
return 1;
* !hugetlb_max_hstate means we haven't parsed a hugepagesz= parameter yet,
* so this hugepages= parameter goes to the "default hstate".
if (!hugetlb_max_hstate)
else if (!hugetlb_max_hstate)
mhp = &default_hstate_max_huge_pages;
mhp = &parsed_hstate->max_huge_pages;
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment