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SubjectRe: RRe: [patch 6/6] mm: fix pagecache write deadlocks
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On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 17:57 +0200, Nick Piggin wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 05:47:03PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > >
> > > And we should really decouple it from preempt entirely, in case we
> > > ever want to check for it some other way in the pagefault handler.
> >
> > How about we make sure all kmap_atomic implementations behave properly
> > and make in_atomic true.
>
> Hmm, but you may not be doing a copy*user within the kmap. And you may
> want an atomic copy*user not within a kmap (maybe).
>
> I think it really would be more logical to do it in a wrapper function
> pagefault_disable() pagefault_enable()? ;)

I did that one first, but then noticed that most non trivial kmap_atomic
implementations already did the inc_preempt_count()/dec_preempt_count()
thing (except frv which did preempt_disable()/preempt_enable() ?)

Anyway, here goes:

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
---
mm/filemap.c | 4 +---
mm/filemap.h | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6/mm/filemap.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/mm/filemap.c 2006-10-14 20:20:20.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6/mm/filemap.c 2006-10-15 17:16:59.000000000 +0200
@@ -2140,9 +2140,8 @@ retry_noprogress:
* the page lock, so we might recursively deadlock on the same
* lock, or get an ABBA deadlock against a different lock, or
* against the mmap_sem (which nests outside the page lock).
- * So increment preempt count, and use _atomic usercopies.
+ * So use _atomic usercopies.
*/
- inc_preempt_count();
if (likely(nr_segs == 1))
copied = filemap_copy_from_user_atomic(page, offset,
buf, bytes);
@@ -2150,7 +2149,6 @@ retry_noprogress:
copied = filemap_copy_from_user_iovec_atomic(page,
offset, cur_iov, iov_offset,
bytes);
- dec_preempt_count();

if (!PageUptodate(page)) {
/*
Index: linux-2.6/mm/filemap.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/mm/filemap.h 2006-10-14 20:20:20.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6/mm/filemap.h 2006-10-15 17:17:45.000000000 +0200
@@ -21,6 +21,22 @@ __filemap_copy_from_user_iovec_inatomic(
size_t bytes);

/*
+ * By increasing the preempt_count we make sure the arch preempt
+ * handler bails out early, before taking any locks, so that the copy
+ * operation gets terminated early.
+ */
+pagefault_static inline void disable(void)
+{
+ inc_preempt_count();
+}
+
+pagefault_static inline void enable(void)
+{
+ dec_preempt_count();
+ preempt_check_resched();
+}
+
+/*
* Copy as much as we can into the page and return the number of bytes which
* were sucessfully copied. If a fault is encountered then return the number of
* bytes which were copied.
@@ -40,9 +56,11 @@ filemap_copy_from_user_atomic(struct pag
char *kaddr;
int left;

+ pagefault_disable();
kaddr = kmap_atomic(page, KM_USER0);
left = __copy_from_user_inatomic_nocache(kaddr + offset, buf, bytes);
kunmap_atomic(kaddr, KM_USER0);
+ pagefault_enable();

return bytes - left;
}
@@ -75,10 +93,12 @@ filemap_copy_from_user_iovec_atomic(stru
char *kaddr;
size_t copied;

+ pagefault_disable();
kaddr = kmap_atomic(page, KM_USER0);
copied = __filemap_copy_from_user_iovec_inatomic(kaddr + offset, iov,
base, bytes);
kunmap_atomic(kaddr, KM_USER0);
+ pagefault_enable();
return copied;
}


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