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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 07/10] mm, hugetlb: do not use a page in page cache for cow optimization
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 01:45:50PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Mon 22-07-13 17:36:28, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> > Currently, we use a page with mapped count 1 in page cache for cow
> > optimization. If we find this condition, we don't allocate a new
> > page and copy contents. Instead, we map this page directly.
> > This may introduce a problem that writting to private mapping overwrite
> > hugetlb file directly. You can find this situation with following code.
> >
> > size = 20 * MB;
> > flag = MAP_SHARED;
> > p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> > if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> > fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> > return -1;
> > }
> > p[0] = 's';
> > fprintf(stdout, "BEFORE STEAL PRIVATE WRITE: %c\n", p[0]);
> > munmap(p, size);
> >
> > flag = MAP_PRIVATE;
> > p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> > if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> > fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> > }
> > p[0] = 'c';
> > munmap(p, size);
> >
> > flag = MAP_SHARED;
> > p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> > if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> > fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> > return -1;
> > }
> > fprintf(stdout, "AFTER STEAL PRIVATE WRITE: %c\n", p[0]);
> > munmap(p, size);
> >
> > We can see that "AFTER STEAL PRIVATE WRITE: c", not "AFTER STEAL
> > PRIVATE WRITE: s". If we turn off this optimization to a page
> > in page cache, the problem is disappeared.
>
> It would be nice to describe the fix here as well. It is far from being
> intuitive and trivial.

Okay. I will describe how I fix the problem in all patches you pointed out.

Thanks for reviewing!

>
> The fix seems to be correct.
>
> > Reviewed-by: Wanpeng Li <liwanp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
>
> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
>
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
> > index 7ca8733..8a61638 100644
> > --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
> > +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
> > @@ -2508,7 +2508,6 @@ static int hugetlb_cow(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> > {
> > struct hstate *h = hstate_vma(vma);
> > struct page *old_page, *new_page;
> > - int avoidcopy;
> > int outside_reserve = 0;
> > unsigned long mmun_start; /* For mmu_notifiers */
> > unsigned long mmun_end; /* For mmu_notifiers */
> > @@ -2518,10 +2517,8 @@ static int hugetlb_cow(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> > retry_avoidcopy:
> > /* If no-one else is actually using this page, avoid the copy
> > * and just make the page writable */
> > - avoidcopy = (page_mapcount(old_page) == 1);
> > - if (avoidcopy) {
> > - if (PageAnon(old_page))
> > - page_move_anon_rmap(old_page, vma, address);
> > + if (page_mapcount(old_page) == 1 && PageAnon(old_page)) {
> > + page_move_anon_rmap(old_page, vma, address);
> > set_huge_ptep_writable(vma, address, ptep);
> > return 0;
> > }
> > --
> > 1.7.9.5
> >
>
> --
> Michal Hocko
> SUSE Labs
>
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