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 

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