mm/huge_memory: splitting set mapping+index before unfreeze

Huge tmpfs stress testing has occasionally hit shmem_undo_range()'s
VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(page_to_pgoff(page) != index, page).

Move the setting of mapping and index up before the page_ref_unfreeze()
in __split_huge_page_tail() to fix this: so that a page cache lookup
cannot get a reference while the tail's mapping and index are unstable.

In fact, might as well move them up before the smp_wmb(): I don't see an
actual need for that, but if I'm missing something, this way round is
safer than the other, and no less efficient.

You might argue that VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(page_to_pgoff(page) != index, page) is
misplaced, and should be left until after the trylock_page(); but left as
is has not crashed since, and gives more stringent assurance.

Fixes: e9b61f19858a5 ("thp: reintroduce split_huge_page()")
Requires: 605ca5ede764 ("mm/huge_memory.c: reorder operations in __split_huge_page_tail()")
Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <>
Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
Cc: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc: Jerome Glisse <>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc: <>	[4.8+]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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