On Wed, 5 Dec 2018, Michal Hocko wrote: > > > At minimum do not remove the cleanup part which consolidates the gfp > > > hadnling to a single place. There is no real reason to have the > > > __GFP_THISNODE ugliness outside of alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask. > > > > > > > The __GFP_THISNODE usage is still confined to > > alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask() for the thp fault path, we no longer set > > it in alloc_pages_vma() as done before the cleanup. > > Why should be new_page any different? >
To match alloc_new_node_page() which does it correctly and does not change the behavior of mbind() that the cleanup did, which used alloc_hugepage_vma() to get the __GFP_THISNODE behavior. If there is a reason mbind() is somehow different wrt allocating hugepages locally, I think that should be a separate patch, but the goal of this patch is to revert all the behavioral change that caused hugepages to be allocated remotely.