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centosplus patch bug#15115

commit 6d8409580bee356ce418dcb94260b24dda639934
Author: Michal Hocko <>
Date:   Mon Dec 12 16:42:23 2016 -0800

    mm, mempolicy: clean up __GFP_THISNODE confusion in policy_zonelist
    __GFP_THISNODE is documented to enforce the allocation to be satisified
    from the requested node with no fallbacks or placement policy
    enforcements.  policy_zonelist seemingly breaks this semantic if the
    current policy is MPOL_MBIND and instead of taking the node it will
    fallback to the first node in the mask if the requested one is not in
    the mask.  This is confusing to say the least because it fact we
    shouldn't ever go that path.  First tasks shouldn't be scheduled on CPUs
    with nodes outside of their mempolicy binding.  And secondly
    policy_zonelist is called only from 3 places:
     - huge_zonelist - never should do __GFP_THISNODE when going this path
     - alloc_pages_vma - which shouldn't depend on __GFP_THISNODE either
     - alloc_pages_current - which uses default_policy id __GFP_THISNODE is
    So we shouldn't even need to care about this possibility and can drop
    the confusing code.  Let's keep a WARN_ON_ONCE in place to catch
    potential users and fix them up properly (aka use a different allocation
    function which ignores mempolicy).
    [ coding-style fixes]
    Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <>
    Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <>
    Cc: Mel Gorman <>
    Cc: David Rientjes <>
    Cc: Anshuman Khandual <>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

    Applied-by: Akemi Yagi <>

diff --git a/mm/mempolicy.c b/mm/mempolicy.c
index a6a27e5..4d58021 100644
--- a/mm/mempolicy.c
+++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
@@ -1679,25 +1679,17 @@ static nodemask_t *policy_nodemask(gfp_t gfp, struct mempolicy *policy)
 static struct zonelist *policy_zonelist(gfp_t gfp, struct mempolicy *policy,
 	int nd)
-	switch (policy->mode) {
-		if (!(policy->flags & MPOL_F_LOCAL))
-			nd = policy->v.preferred_node;
-		break;
-	case MPOL_BIND:
+	if (policy->mode == MPOL_PREFERRED && !(policy->flags & MPOL_F_LOCAL))
+		nd = policy->v.preferred_node;
+	else {
-		 * Normally, MPOL_BIND allocations are node-local within the
-		 * allowed nodemask.  However, if __GFP_THISNODE is set and the
-		 * current node isn't part of the mask, we use the zonelist for
-		 * the first node in the mask instead.
+		 * __GFP_THISNODE shouldn't even be used with the bind policy
+		 * because we might easily break the expectation to stay on the
+		 * requested node and not break the policy.
-		if (unlikely(gfp & __GFP_THISNODE) &&
-				unlikely(!node_isset(nd, policy->v.nodes)))
-			nd = first_node(policy->v.nodes);
-		break;
-	default:
-		BUG();
+		WARN_ON_ONCE(policy->mode == MPOL_BIND && (gfp & __GFP_THISNODE));
 	return node_zonelist(nd, gfp);