Commit 64b4a954 authored by Christoph Lameter's avatar Christoph Lameter Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] hugetlb: add comment explaining reasons for Bus Errors

I just spent some time researching a Bus Error.  Turns out that the huge
page fault handler can return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS for various conditions where
no huge page is available.

Add a note explaining the reasoning in the source.
Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <>
Acked-by: default avatarWilliam Lee Irwin III <>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent fe1dcbc4
......@@ -444,6 +444,15 @@ int hugetlb_no_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
page = alloc_huge_page(vma, address);
if (!page) {
* No huge pages available. So this is an OOM
* condition but we do not want to trigger the OOM
* killer, so we return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS.
* A program using hugepages may fault with Bus Error
* because no huge pages are available in the cpuset, per
* memory policy or because all are in use!
goto out;
Markdown is supported
0% or
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment