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SubjectRe: [Patch] VFS : mount lock scalability for files systems without mount point (WAS vfsmount lock issues on very large ppc64 box)
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On Sat, 2011-07-23 at 09:24 -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> I think you actually want this done in kern_mount_data, as both
> ipc and proc want long-term references as well. I also suspect with
> additional creep of container awareness more internal mounts will switch
> to kern_mount_data. Al, what do you think about simply passing the
> private data argument to kern_mount and kill kern_mount_data? It's not
> like the additional argument is going to cause us any pain.
>
>

I've updated the patch and merged mnt_make_longterm into
kern_mount_data to address your comments. I've left the kern_mount
and kern_mount_data as separate functions for now. Let me know
if removing kern_mount_data is preferable instead.

> Please use normal kernel comment style, e.g.
>
> /*
> * This is a longterm mount, don't release mnt until we umount
> * it just before unregister_filesystem().
> */
>
> Adding proper kerneldoc comments for the kern_mount/umount function that
> explain things in more detail would also be nice.
>

I've added kerneldoc comments to kern_mount.

Thanks.

Tim

------------
For a number of file systems that don't have a mount point (e.g. sockfs
and pipefs), they are not marked as long term. Therefore in
mntput_no_expire, all locks in vfs_mount lock are taken instead of just
local cpu's lock to aggregate reference counts when we release
reference to file objects. In fact, only local lock need to have been
taken to update ref counts as these file systems are in no danger of
going away until we are ready to unregister them.
The attached patch marks file systems using kern_mount without
mount point as long term. The contentions of vfs_mount lock
is now eliminated. Before un-registering such file system,
kern_unmount should be called to remove the long term flag and
make the mount point ready to be freed.

Signed-off-by: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c b/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c
index 3f92731..f1af222 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c
@@ -1192,7 +1192,7 @@ err_unregister_chdev:
static void __exit cleanup_mtdchar(void)
{
unregister_mtd_user(&mtdchar_notifier);
- mntput(mtd_inode_mnt);
+ kern_unmount(mtd_inode_mnt);
unregister_filesystem(&mtd_inodefs_type);
__unregister_chrdev(MTD_CHAR_MAJOR, 0, 1 << MINORBITS, "mtd");
}
diff --git a/fs/anon_inodes.c b/fs/anon_inodes.c
index c5567cb..4d433d3 100644
--- a/fs/anon_inodes.c
+++ b/fs/anon_inodes.c
@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ static int __init anon_inode_init(void)
return 0;

err_mntput:
- mntput(anon_inode_mnt);
+ kern_unmount(anon_inode_mnt);
err_unregister_filesystem:
unregister_filesystem(&anon_inode_fs_type);
err_exit:
diff --git a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c b/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
index 7aafeb8..0b686ce 100644
--- a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
@@ -1030,6 +1030,7 @@ static int __init init_hugetlbfs_fs(void)
static void __exit exit_hugetlbfs_fs(void)
{
kmem_cache_destroy(hugetlbfs_inode_cachep);
+ kern_unmount(hugetlbfs_vfsmount);
unregister_filesystem(&hugetlbfs_fs_type);
bdi_destroy(&hugetlbfs_backing_dev_info);
}
diff --git a/fs/namespace.c b/fs/namespace.c
index fe59bd1..78b5a70 100644
--- a/fs/namespace.c
+++ b/fs/namespace.c
@@ -2386,6 +2386,36 @@ void mnt_make_shortterm(struct vfsmount *mnt)
#endif
}

+/**
+ * kern_mount - mounting internal file system by kernel
+ * @type: file system type
+ *
+ * This is called to mount internal file system and returns
+ * mount point. When the file system is unregistered, kern_unmount
+ * should be called to release the mount point.
+ */
+struct vfsmount *kern_mount(struct file_system_type *type)
+{
+ return kern_mount_data(type, NULL);
+}
+
+/**
+ * kern_unmount - unmounting internal file system mounted by kernel
+ * @mnt: file system mount point
+ *
+ * This is called to unmount internal file system and release
+ * the mount point associated. It should be called before
+ * an internal file system mounted by kernel is unregistered.
+ */
+void kern_unmount(struct vfsmount *mnt)
+{
+ /* release long term mount so mount point can be released */
+ if (!IS_ERR_OR_NULL(mnt)) {
+ mnt_make_shortterm(mnt);
+ mntput(mnt);
+ }
+}
+
/*
* Allocate a new namespace structure and populate it with contents
* copied from the namespace of the passed in task structure.
@@ -2719,8 +2749,27 @@ void put_mnt_ns(struct mnt_namespace *ns)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(put_mnt_ns);

+/**
+ * kern_mount_data - mounting internal file system by kernel
+ * @type: file system type
+ * @data: pointer to mount data
+ *
+ * This is called to mount internal file system and returns
+ * mount point. When the file system is unregistered, kern_unmount
+ * should be called to release the mount point.
+ */
struct vfsmount *kern_mount_data(struct file_system_type *type, void *data)
{
- return vfs_kern_mount(type, MS_KERNMOUNT, type->name, data);
+ struct vfsmount *mnt;
+
+ mnt = vfs_kern_mount(type, MS_KERNMOUNT, type->name, data);
+ if (!IS_ERR(mnt)) {
+ /*
+ * This is a longterm mount, don't release mnt until we
+ * unmount it just before unregister_filesystem().
+ */
+ mnt_make_longterm(mnt);
+ }
+ return mnt;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kern_mount_data);
diff --git a/fs/pipe.c b/fs/pipe.c
index da42f7d..1b7f9af 100644
--- a/fs/pipe.c
+++ b/fs/pipe.c
@@ -1291,8 +1291,8 @@ static int __init init_pipe_fs(void)

static void __exit exit_pipe_fs(void)
{
+ kern_unmount(pipe_mnt);
unregister_filesystem(&pipe_fs_type);
- mntput(pipe_mnt);
}

fs_initcall(init_pipe_fs);
diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index b5b9792..79f2dae 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -1868,7 +1868,8 @@ static inline int sb_is_dirty(struct super_block *sb)
extern int register_filesystem(struct file_system_type *);
extern int unregister_filesystem(struct file_system_type *);
extern struct vfsmount *kern_mount_data(struct file_system_type *, void *data);
-#define kern_mount(type) kern_mount_data(type, NULL)
+extern struct vfsmount *kern_mount(struct file_system_type *type);
+extern void kern_unmount(struct vfsmount *mnt);
extern int may_umount_tree(struct vfsmount *);
extern int may_umount(struct vfsmount *);
extern long do_mount(char *, char *, char *, unsigned long, void *);
diff --git a/security/selinux/selinuxfs.c b/security/selinux/selinuxfs.c
index 3545934..de7900e 100644
--- a/security/selinux/selinuxfs.c
+++ b/security/selinux/selinuxfs.c
@@ -1984,6 +1984,7 @@ __initcall(init_sel_fs);
void exit_sel_fs(void)
{
kobject_put(selinuxfs_kobj);
+ kern_unmount(selinuxfs_mount);
unregister_filesystem(&sel_fs_type);
}
#endif



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