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authorLinus Torvalds <>2014-09-27 16:45:33 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2014-09-27 16:45:33 -0700
commit6111da3432b10b2c56a21a5d8671aee46435326d (patch)
treedc85fcc0b58ab24754367794c5b617117afce734 /mm
parent83692898642a6d4950d3cd47971b101424d47859 (diff)
parent2ad654bc5e2b211e92f66da1d819e47d79a866f0 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-3.17-fixes' of git://
Pull cgroup fixes from Tejun Heo: "This is quite late but these need to be backported anyway. This is the fix for a long-standing cpuset bug which existed from 2009. cpuset makes use of PF_SPREAD_{PAGE|SLAB} flags to modify the task's memory allocation behavior according to the settings of the cpuset it belongs to; unfortunately, when those flags have to be changed, cpuset did so directly even whlie the target task is running, which is obviously racy as task->flags may be modified by the task itself at any time. This obscure bug manifested as corrupt PF_USED_MATH flag leading to a weird crash. The bug is fixed by moving the flag to task->atomic_flags. The first two are prepatory ones to help defining atomic_flags accessors and the third one is the actual fix" * 'for-3.17-fixes' of git:// cpuset: PF_SPREAD_PAGE and PF_SPREAD_SLAB should be atomic flags sched: add macros to define bitops for task atomic flags sched: fix confusing PFA_NO_NEW_PRIVS constant
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/slab.c b/mm/slab.c
index b8b619bc84ad..7c52b3890d25 100644
--- a/mm/slab.c
+++ b/mm/slab.c
@@ -2987,7 +2987,7 @@ out:
- * Try allocating on another node if PF_SPREAD_SLAB is a mempolicy is set.
+ * Try allocating on another node if PFA_SPREAD_SLAB is a mempolicy is set.
* If we are in_interrupt, then process context, including cpusets and
* mempolicy, may not apply and should not be used for allocation policy.
@@ -3219,7 +3219,7 @@ __do_cache_alloc(struct kmem_cache *cache, gfp_t flags)
void *objp;
- if (current->mempolicy || unlikely(current->flags & PF_SPREAD_SLAB)) {
+ if (current->mempolicy || cpuset_do_slab_mem_spread()) {
objp = alternate_node_alloc(cache, flags);
if (objp)
goto out;