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authorHugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>2007-06-08 13:46:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-06-08 17:23:32 -0700
commita210906c1b791af1434323f69427286039c9c8b9 (patch)
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downloadlinux-linaro-stable-a210906c1b791af1434323f69427286039c9c8b9.tar.gz
mount -t tmpfs -o mpol=: check nodes online
Randy Dunlap reports that a tmpfs, mounted with NUMA mpol= specifying an offline node, crashes as soon as data is allocated upon it. Now restrict it to online nodes, where before it restricted to MAX_NUMNODES. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Tested-and-acked-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt
index 6dd050878a20..145e44086358 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt
@@ -94,10 +94,10 @@ largest node numbers in the range. For example, mpol=bind:0-3,5,7,9-15
Note that trying to mount a tmpfs with an mpol option will fail if the
running kernel does not support NUMA; and will fail if its nodelist
-specifies a node >= MAX_NUMNODES. If your system relies on that tmpfs
-being mounted, but from time to time runs a kernel built without NUMA
-capability (perhaps a safe recovery kernel), or configured to support
-fewer nodes, then it is advisable to omit the mpol option from automatic
+specifies a node which is not online. If your system relies on that
+tmpfs being mounted, but from time to time runs a kernel built without
+NUMA capability (perhaps a safe recovery kernel), or with fewer nodes
+online, then it is advisable to omit the mpol option from automatic
mount options. It can be added later, when the tmpfs is already mounted
on MountPoint, by 'mount -o remount,mpol=Policy:NodeList MountPoint'.
@@ -121,4 +121,4 @@ RAM/SWAP in 10240 inodes and it is only accessible by root.
Author:
Christoph Rohland <cr@sap.com>, 1.12.01
Updated:
- Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>, 19 February 2006
+ Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>, 4 June 2007