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diff --git a/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h b/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
index fa596d9..c7ec2cd 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
@@ -485,6 +485,16 @@ static inline int pmd_none_or_trans_huge_or_clear_bad(pmd_t *pmd)
/*
* The barrier will stabilize the pmdval in a register or on
* the stack so that it will stop changing under the code.
+ *
+ * When CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE=y on x86 32bit PAE,
+ * pmd_read_atomic is allowed to return a not atomic pmdval
+ * (for example pointing to an hugepage that has never been
+ * mapped in the pmd). The below checks will only care about
+ * the low part of the pmd with 32bit PAE x86 anyway, with the
+ * exception of pmd_none(). So the important thing is that if
+ * the low part of the pmd is found null, the high part will
+ * be also null or the pmd_none() check below would be
+ * confused.
*/
#ifdef CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE
barrier();