Re: [PATCH 3/4 v2] mm: fix return value in __alloc_contig_migrate_range()

From: JoonSoo Kim
Date: Tue Jul 17 2012 - 11:45:37 EST

2012/7/17 Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:33:34 +0200, Joonsoo Kim <js1304@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> migrate_pages() would return positive value in some failure case,
>> so 'ret > 0 ? 0 : ret' may be wrong.
>> This fix it and remove one dead statement.
> How about the following message:
> ------------------- >8 ---------------------------------------------------
> migrate_pages() can return positive value while at the same time emptying
> the list of pages it was called with. Such situation means that it went
> through all the pages on the list some of which failed to be migrated.
> If that happens, __alloc_contig_migrate_range()'s loop may finish without
> "++tries == 5" never being checked. This in turn means that at the end
> of the function, ret may have a positive value, which should be treated
> as an error.
> This patch changes __alloc_contig_migrate_range() so that the return
> statement converts positive ret value into -EBUSY error.
> ------------------- >8 ---------------------------------------------------

It's good.
I will resend patch replacing my comment with yours.
Thanks for help.
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