mm: compaction: fix echo 1 > compact_memory return error issue
Jason Liu [Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:31:47 +0000 (14:31 -0800)]
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

index 459b0ab..3c8d7fe 100644 (file)
@@ -736,7 +736,7 @@ static int compact_node(int nid)
 }
 
 /* Compact all nodes in the system */
-static int compact_nodes(void)
+static void compact_nodes(void)
 {
        int nid;
 
@@ -745,8 +745,6 @@ static int compact_nodes(void)
 
        for_each_online_node(nid)
                compact_node(nid);
-
-       return COMPACT_COMPLETE;
 }
 
 /* The written value is actually unused, all memory is compacted */
@@ -757,7 +755,7 @@ int sysctl_compaction_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
                        void __user *buffer, size_t *length, loff_t *ppos)
 {
        if (write)
-               return compact_nodes();
+               compact_nodes();
 
        return 0;
 }