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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Restore mmput_async
On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:44:11 -0400 Sherry Yang <sherryy@android.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:09 PM, Andrew Morton
>> <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:59:27 -0400 Sherry Yang <sherryy@android.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Restore asynchronous mmput, allowing mmput_async to be called
>> >> from an atomic context in Android binder shrinker callback.
>> >>
>> >> mmput_async was initially introduced in ec8d7c14e
>> >> ("mm, oom_reaper: do not mmput synchronously from the
>> >> oom reaper context"), and was removed in 212925802
>> >> ("mm: oom: let oom_reap_task and exit_mmap run concurrently")
>> >
>> > Presumably there's a patch somewhere which adds a call to mmput_async()
>> > into drivers/android/binder.c? Where is that patch?
>>
>> The patch that uses mmput_async() is
>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/9/8/785. Gmail doesn't seem to respect
>> in-reply-to.
>
> (Top-posting repaired. Please don't!)
>
> Is it necessary for binder_alloc_free_page() to take a ref on the mm?
> As long as alloc->tsk doesn't exit during binder_alloc_free_page()'s
> execution, that task's reference on the mm should be sufficient to keep
> the mm alive?
>

alloc->tsk can exit during binder_alloc_free_page. We don't hold a
reference to the task's mm struct while we don't actively use it, as
this would prevent the driver from getting closed when a process dies.

--
Arve Hjønnevåg

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