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SubjectRe: [PATCH] more ZERO_PAGE handling ( was 2.6.24 regression: deadlock on coredump of big process)
KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:10:58 -0400
> Tony Battersby <tonyb@cybernetics.com> wrote:
>
>> If I leave more memory free by changing the argument to
>> malloc_all_but_x_mb(), then I have to increase the number of threads
>> required to trigger the deadlock. Changing the thread stack size via
>> setrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK) also changes the number of threads that are
>> required to trigger the deadlock. For example, with
>> malloc_all_but_x_mb(16) and the default stack size of 8 MB, <= 5 threads
>> will coredump successfully, and >= 6 threads will deadlock. With
>> malloc_all_but_x_mb(16) and a reduced stack size of 4096 bytes, <= 8
>> threads will coredump successfully, and >= 9 threads will deadlock.
>>
>> Also note that the "free" command reports 10 MB free memory while the
>> program is running before the segfault is triggered.
>>
>>
> Hmm, my idea is below.
>
> Nick's remove ZERO_PAGE patch includes following change
>
> ==
> @@ -2252,39 +2158,24 @@ static int do_anonymous_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> spinlock_t *ptl;
> {
> <snip>
> - page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, address);
> - } else {
> - /* Map the ZERO_PAGE - vm_page_prot is readonly */
> - page = ZERO_PAGE(address);
> - page_cache_get(page);
> - entry = mk_pte(page, vma->vm_page_prot);
> + if (unlikely(anon_vma_prepare(vma)))
> + goto oom;
> + page = alloc_zeroed_user_highpage_movable(vma, address);
> ==
>
> above change is for avoiding to use ZERO_PAGE at read-page-fault to anonymous
> vma. This is reasonable I think. But at coredump, tons of read-but-never-written
> pages can be allocated.
> ==
> coredump
> -> get_user_pages()
> -> follow_page() returns NULL
> -> handle mm fault
> -> do_anonymous page.
> ==
> follow_page() returns ZERO_PAGE only when page table is not avaiable.
>
> So, making follow_page() return ZERO_PAGE can be a fix of extra memory
> consumpstion at core dump. (Maybe someone can think of other fix.)
>
> how about this patch ? Could you try ?
>
> (I'm sorry but I'll not be active for a week because my servers are powered off.)
>
> -Kame
>
>


But sure we still have to handle the fault for instance swapped pages,
for other uses of get_user_pages();

--Mika



> ==
> follow_page() returns ZERO_PAGE if page table is not available.
> but returns NULL pte is not presentl.
>
> Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
>
> Index: linux-2.6.25/mm/memory.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.25.orig/mm/memory.c
> +++ linux-2.6.25/mm/memory.c
> @@ -926,15 +926,15 @@ struct page *follow_page(struct vm_area_
> page = NULL;
> pgd = pgd_offset(mm, address);
> if (pgd_none(*pgd) || unlikely(pgd_bad(*pgd)))
> - goto no_page_table;
> + goto null_or_zeropage;
>
> pud = pud_offset(pgd, address);
> if (pud_none(*pud) || unlikely(pud_bad(*pud)))
> - goto no_page_table;
> + goto null_or_zeropage;
>
> pmd = pmd_offset(pud, address);
> if (pmd_none(*pmd) || unlikely(pmd_bad(*pmd)))
> - goto no_page_table;
> + goto null_or_zeropage;
>
> if (pmd_huge(*pmd)) {
> BUG_ON(flags & FOLL_GET);
> @@ -947,8 +947,10 @@ struct page *follow_page(struct vm_area_
> goto out;
>
> pte = *ptep;
> - if (!pte_present(pte))
> - goto unlock;
> + if (!(flags & FOLL_WRITE) && !pte_present(pte)) {
> + pte_unmap_unlock(ptep, ptl);
> + goto null_or_zeropage;
> + }
> if ((flags & FOLL_WRITE) && !pte_write(pte))
> goto unlock;
> page = vm_normal_page(vma, address, pte);
> @@ -968,7 +970,7 @@ unlock:
> out:
> return page;
>
> -no_page_table:
> +null_or_zeropage:
> /*
> * When core dumping an enormous anonymous area that nobody
> * has touched so far, we don't want to allocate page tables.
>
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