mm: compaction: fix echo 1 > compact_memory return error issue
authorJason Liu <r64343@freescale.com>
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:31:47 +0000 (14:31 -0800)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:50:43 +0000 (08:50 -0800)
commitc0b96525363543a1ba6a277546ebc26ad9a53aa1
tree88515adb3db5516bc858a5ac00d941bfea786106
parentb1ca420793e505d04f3a47a74651af7c037774b7
mm: compaction: fix echo 1 > compact_memory return error issue

commit 7964c06d66c76507d8b6b662bffea770c29ef0ce upstream.

when run the folloing command under shell, it will return error

  sh/$ echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
  sh/$ sh: write error: Bad address

After strace, I found the following log:

  ...
  write(1, "1\n", 2)               = 3
  write(1, "", 4294967295)         = -1 EFAULT (Bad address)
  write(2, "echo: write error: Bad address\n", 31echo: write error: Bad address
  ) = 31

This tells system return 3(COMPACT_COMPLETE) after write data to
compact_memory.

The fix is to make the system just return 0 instead 3(COMPACT_COMPLETE)
from sysctl_compaction_handler after compaction_nodes finished.

Signed-off-by: Jason Liu <r64343@freescale.com>
Suggested-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
mm/compaction.c