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authorMichal Hocko <>2018-05-25 14:47:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2018-05-25 18:12:11 -0700
commit8addc2d00fe171c89b5fcbafe583c2b90574d301 (patch)
parent15c30bc0908514b4a72fadc3995d32313500393a (diff)
mm: do not warn on offline nodes unless the specific node is explicitly requested
Oscar has noticed that we splat WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 64 at ./include/linux/gfp.h:467 vmemmap_alloc_block+0x4e/0xc9 [...] CPU: 0 PID: 64 Comm: kworker/u4:1 Tainted: G W E 4.17.0-rc5-next-20180517-1-default+ #66 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 04/01/2014 Workqueue: kacpi_hotplug acpi_hotplug_work_fn Call Trace: vmemmap_populate+0xf2/0x2ae sparse_mem_map_populate+0x28/0x35 sparse_add_one_section+0x4c/0x187 __add_pages+0xe7/0x1a0 add_pages+0x16/0x70 add_memory_resource+0xa3/0x1d0 add_memory+0xe4/0x110 acpi_memory_device_add+0x134/0x2e0 acpi_bus_attach+0xd9/0x190 acpi_bus_scan+0x37/0x70 acpi_device_hotplug+0x389/0x4e0 acpi_hotplug_work_fn+0x1a/0x30 process_one_work+0x146/0x340 worker_thread+0x47/0x3e0 kthread+0xf5/0x130 ret_from_fork+0x35/0x40 when adding memory to a node that is currently offline. The VM_WARN_ON is just too loud without a good reason. In this particular case we are doing alloc_pages_node(node, GFP_KERNEL|__GFP_RETRY_MAYFAIL|__GFP_NOWARN, order) so we do not insist on allocating from the given node (it is more a hint) so we can fall back to any other populated node and moreover we explicitly ask to not warn for the allocation failure. Soften the warning only to cases when somebody asks for the given node explicitly by __GFP_THISNODE. Link: Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <> Reported-by: Oscar Salvador <> Tested-by: Oscar Salvador <> Reviewed-by: Pavel Tatashin <> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <> Cc: Reza Arbab <> Cc: Igor Mammedov <> Cc: Vitaly Kuznetsov <> Cc: Anshuman Khandual <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/gfp.h b/include/linux/gfp.h
index 1a4582b44d32..fc5ab85278d5 100644
--- a/include/linux/gfp.h
+++ b/include/linux/gfp.h
@@ -464,7 +464,7 @@ static inline struct page *
__alloc_pages_node(int nid, gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order)
VM_BUG_ON(nid < 0 || nid >= MAX_NUMNODES);
- VM_WARN_ON(!node_online(nid));
+ VM_WARN_ON((gfp_mask & __GFP_THISNODE) && !node_online(nid));
return __alloc_pages(gfp_mask, order, nid);