[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "mm/hugetlb: fix total hugetlbfs pages count when using memory" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Mar 25 18:03:20 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mm/hugetlb: fix total hugetlbfs pages count when using memory

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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>From d12c84fc8cc76c82d41d3398ddd6e8b5451195b3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Wanpeng Li <liwanp at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:04:40 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] mm/hugetlb: fix total hugetlbfs pages count when using memory
 overcommit accouting

commit d00285884c0892bb1310df96bce6056e9ce9b9d9 upstream.

hugetlb_total_pages is used for overcommit calculations but the current
implementation considers only the default hugetlb page size (which is
either the first defined hugepage size or the one specified by
default_hugepagesz kernel boot parameter).

If the system is configured for more than one hugepage size, which is
possible since commit a137e1cc6d6e ("hugetlbfs: per mount huge page
sizes") then the overcommit estimation done by __vm_enough_memory()
(resp.  shown by meminfo_proc_show) is not precise - there is an
impression of more available/allowed memory.  This can lead to an
unexpected ENOMEM/EFAULT resp.  SIGSEGV when memory is accounted.

  boot: hugepagesz=1G hugepages=1
  the default overcommit ratio is 50
  before patch:

    egrep 'CommitLimit' /proc/meminfo
    CommitLimit:     55434168 kB

  after patch:

    egrep 'CommitLimit' /proc/meminfo
    CommitLimit:     54909880 kB

[akpm at linux-foundation.org: coding-style tweak]
Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <liwanp at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko at suse.cz>
Cc: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Hillf Danton <dhillf at gmail.com>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 mm/hugetlb.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
index 33d8b38..f30e463 100644
--- a/mm/hugetlb.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
@@ -2096,8 +2096,12 @@ int hugetlb_report_node_meminfo(int nid, char *buf)
 /* Return the number pages of memory we physically have, in PAGE_SIZE units. */
 unsigned long hugetlb_total_pages(void)
-	struct hstate *h = &default_hstate;
-	return h->nr_huge_pages * pages_per_huge_page(h);
+	struct hstate *h;
+	unsigned long nr_total_pages = 0;
+	for_each_hstate(h)
+		nr_total_pages += h->nr_huge_pages * pages_per_huge_page(h);
+	return nr_total_pages;

 static int hugetlb_acct_memory(struct hstate *h, long delta)

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