[V4 PATCH 27/27] memory,hotplug: Don't modify the zone_start_pfnoutside of zone_span_writelock()

From: Lai Jiangshan
Date: Tue Sep 11 2012 - 06:46:01 EST

On 09/11/2012 08:40 AM, Yasuaki Ishimatsu wrote:
> Hi Lai,
> Using memory_online to hot-added node's memory, the following kernel messages
> were shown. Is this a known issue?


Subject: Don't modify the zone_start_pfn outside of zone_span_writelock()

Original __add_zone() and new online_movable/online_kernel
maybe call sleep-able init_currently_empty_zone() to init wait_table,

but this function also modifies the zone_start_pfn without lock.
so we move this code out, and ensure the modification of zone_start_pfn is done
with zone_span_writelock() held or booting.

Since zone_start_pfn is not modified by init_currently_empty_zone()
grow_zone_span() needs to be updated to be aware of empty zone.

Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Yasuaki ISIMATU <isimatu.yasuaki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Wen Congyang <wency@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
index 3ad25f9..c26a4ea 100644
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -201,7 +201,7 @@ static void grow_zone_span(struct zone *zone, unsigned long start_pfn,

old_zone_end_pfn = zone->zone_start_pfn + zone->spanned_pages;
- if (start_pfn < zone->zone_start_pfn)
+ if (!zone->zone_start_pfn || start_pfn < zone->zone_start_pfn)
zone->zone_start_pfn = start_pfn;

zone->spanned_pages = max(old_zone_end_pfn, end_pfn) -
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 009ac28..637b4f8 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -3991,8 +3991,6 @@ int __meminit init_currently_empty_zone(struct zone *zone,
return ret;
pgdat->nr_zones = zone_idx(zone) + 1;

- zone->zone_start_pfn = zone_start_pfn;
mminit_dprintk(MMINIT_TRACE, "memmap_init",
"Initialising map node %d zone %lu pfns %lu -> %lu\n",
@@ -4459,6 +4457,7 @@ static void __paginginit free_area_init_core(struct pglist_data *pgdat,
ret = init_currently_empty_zone(zone, zone_start_pfn,
+ zone->zone_start_pfn = zone_start_pfn;
memmap_init(size, nid, j, zone_start_pfn);
zone_start_pfn += size;
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