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diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index e9ddc7aceefa..43d45c9f7bf5 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -3770,8 +3770,18 @@ static int __handle_mm_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
if (unlikely(pmd_none(*pmd)) &&
unlikely(__pte_alloc(mm, vma, pmd, address)))
return VM_FAULT_OOM;
- /* if an huge pmd materialized from under us just retry later */
- if (unlikely(pmd_trans_huge(*pmd)))
+ /*
+ * If a huge pmd materialized under us just retry later. Use
+ * pmd_trans_unstable() instead of pmd_trans_huge() to ensure the pmd
+ * didn't become pmd_trans_huge under us and then back to pmd_none, as
+ * a result of MADV_DONTNEED running immediately after a huge pmd fault
+ * in a different thread of this mm, in turn leading to a misleading
+ * pmd_trans_huge() retval. All we have to ensure is that it is a
+ * regular pmd that we can walk with pte_offset_map() and we can do that
+ * through an atomic read in C, which is what pmd_trans_unstable()
+ * provides.
+ */
+ if (unlikely(pmd_trans_unstable(pmd)))
return 0;
/*
* A regular pmd is established and it can't morph into a huge pmd