Commit 29245d36 authored by James Morse's avatar James Morse Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

arm64: mm: always enable CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE

commit f52bb98f upstream.

Commit 6d526ee2 ("arm64: mm: enable CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE for NUMA")
only enabled HOLES_IN_ZONE for NUMA systems because the NUMA code was
choking on the missing zone for nomap pages. This problem doesn't just
apply to NUMA systems.

If the architecture doesn't set HAVE_ARCH_PFN_VALID, pfn_valid() will
return true if the pfn is part of a valid sparsemem section.

When working with multiple pages, the mm code uses pfn_valid_within()
to test each page it uses within the sparsemem section is valid. On
most systems memory comes in MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES chunks which all
have valid/initialised struct pages. In this case pfn_valid_within()
is optimised out.

Systems where this isn't true (e.g. due to nomap) should set
HOLES_IN_ZONE and provide HAVE_ARCH_PFN_VALID so that mm tests each
page as it works with it.

Currently non-NUMA arm64 systems can't enable HOLES_IN_ZONE, leading to
a VM_BUG_ON():

| page:fffffdff802e1780 is uninitialized and poisoned
| raw: ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff
| raw: ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffff
| page dumped because: VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(PagePoisoned(p))
| ------------[ cut here ]------------
| kernel BUG at include/linux/mm.h:978!
| Internal error: Oops - BUG: 0 [#1] PREEMPT SMP
| CPU: 1 PID: 25236 Comm: dd Not tainted 4.18.0 #7
| Hardware name: QEMU KVM Virtual Machine, BIOS 0.0.0 02/06/2015
| pstate: 40000085 (nZcv daIf -PAN -UAO)
| pc : move_freepages_block+0x144/0x248
| lr : move_freepages_block+0x144/0x248
| sp : fffffe0071177680
| Process dd (pid: 25236, stack limit = 0x0000000094cc07fb)
| Call trace:
|  move_freepages_block+0x144/0x248
|  steal_suitable_fallback+0x100/0x16c
|  get_page_from_freelist+0x440/0xb20
|  __alloc_pages_nodemask+0xe8/0x838
|  new_slab+0xd4/0x418
|  ___slab_alloc.constprop.27+0x380/0x4a8
|  __slab_alloc.isra.21.constprop.26+0x24/0x34
|  kmem_cache_alloc+0xa8/0x180
|  alloc_buffer_head+0x1c/0x90
|  alloc_page_buffers+0x68/0xb0
|  create_empty_buffers+0x20/0x1ec
|  create_page_buffers+0xb0/0xf0
|  __block_write_begin_int+0xc4/0x564
|  __block_write_begin+0x10/0x18
|  block_write_begin+0x48/0xd0
|  blkdev_write_begin+0x28/0x30
|  generic_perform_write+0x98/0x16c
|  __generic_file_write_iter+0x138/0x168
|  blkdev_write_iter+0x80/0xf0
|  __vfs_write+0xe4/0x10c
|  vfs_write+0xb4/0x168
|  ksys_write+0x44/0x88
|  sys_write+0xc/0x14
|  el0_svc_naked+0x30/0x34
| Code: aa1303e0 90001a01 91296421 94008902 (d4210000)
| ---[ end trace 1601ba47f6e883fe ]---

Remove the NUMA dependency.

Cc: <>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <>
Reported-by: default avatarMikulas Patocka <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarPavel Tatashin <>
Tested-by: default avatarMikulas Patocka <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Morse <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 3098933c
......@@ -693,7 +693,6 @@ config NEED_PER_CPU_EMBED_FIRST_CHUNK
def_bool y
depends on NUMA
source kernel/Kconfig.preempt
source kernel/Kconfig.hz
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