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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/14] mm,migration: Allow the migration of PageSwapCache pages
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On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 07:51:53PM +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:31:06 +0900
>> KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>>
>> > On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:13:12 +0900
>> > Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 6:46 PM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
>> > > <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > > Hmm..in my test, the case was.
>> > > >
>> > > > Before try_to_unmap:
>> > > >        mapcount=1, SwapCache, remap_swapcache=1
>> > > > After remap
>> > > >        mapcount=0, SwapCache, rc=0.
>> > > >
>> > > > So, I think there may be some race in rmap_walk() and vma handling or
>> > > > anon_vma handling. migration_entry isn't found by rmap_walk.
>> > > >
>> > > > Hmm..it seems this kind patch will be required for debug.
>> > >
>>
>> Ok, here is my patch for _fix_. But still testing...
>> Running well at least for 30 minutes, where I can see bug in 10minutes.
>> But this patch is too naive. please think about something better fix.
>>
>> ==
>> From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
>>
>> At adjust_vma(), vma's start address and pgoff is updated under
>> write lock of mmap_sem. This means the vma's rmap information
>> update is atoimic only under read lock of mmap_sem.
>>
>>
>> Even if it's not atomic, in usual case, try_to_ummap() etc...
>> just fails to decrease mapcount to be 0. no problem.
>>
>> But at page migration's rmap_walk(), it requires to know all
>> migration_entry in page tables and recover mapcount.
>>
>> So, this race in vma's address is critical. When rmap_walk meet
>> the race, rmap_walk will mistakenly get -EFAULT and don't call
>> rmap_one(). This patch adds a lock for vma's rmap information.
>> But, this is _very slow_.
>
> Ok wow. That is exceptionally well-spotted. This looks like a proper bug
> that compaction exposes as opposed to a bug that compaction introduces.
>
>> We need something sophisitcated, light-weight update for this..
>>
>
> In the event the VMA is backed by a file, the mapping i_mmap_lock is taken for
> the duration of the update and is  taken elsewhere where the VMA information
> is read such as rmap_walk_file()
>
> In the event the VMA is anon, vma_adjust currently talks no locks and your
> patch introduces a new one but why not use the anon_vma lock here? Am I
> missing something that requires the new lock?

rmap_walk_anon doesn't hold vma's anon_vma->lock.
It holds page->anon_vma->lock.

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Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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