Commit a2dfef69 authored by David Gibson's avatar David Gibson Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] Hugepages need clear_user_highpage() not clear_highpage()

When hugepages are newly allocated to a file in mm/hugetlb.c, we clear them
with a call to clear_highpage() on each of the subpages.  We should be
using clear_user_highpage(): on powerpc, at least, clear_highpage() doesn't
correctly mark the page as icache dirty so if the page is executed shortly
after it's possible to get strange results.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Gibson <>
Acked-by: default avatarWilliam Lee Irwin III <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 488fc08d
......@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@ struct page *alloc_huge_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr)
set_page_count(page, 1);
page[1].mapping = (void *)free_huge_page;
for (i = 0; i < (HPAGE_SIZE/PAGE_SIZE); ++i)
clear_user_highpage(&page[i], addr);
return page;
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