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SubjectRe: 2.6.29 -mm merge plans
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Hi Valdis:
Please try this fix and i tested on ubunbu8.10 with xmms and it helps.

diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
index 9e268b6..f4bbd9b 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
@@ -593,6 +593,7 @@ void __kprobes do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigne
unsigned long flags;
int sig;
#endif
+ unsigned int retry_flag = FAULT_FLAG_RETRY;

tsk = current;
mm = tsk->mm;
@@ -690,6 +691,7 @@ void __kprobes do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigne
down_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
}

+retry:
vma = find_vma(mm, address);
if (!vma)
goto bad_area;
@@ -716,6 +718,7 @@ void __kprobes do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigne
good_area:
si_code = SEGV_ACCERR;
write = 0;
+ write |= retry_flag;
switch (error_code & (PF_PROT|PF_WRITE)) {
default: /* 3: write, present */
/* fall through */
@@ -744,6 +747,21 @@ good_area:
goto do_sigbus;
BUG();
}
+
+ /*
+ * Here we retry fault once and switch to synchronous mode. The
+ * main reason is to prevent us from the cases of starvation.
+ * The retry logic open a starvation hole in which case pages might
+ * be removed or changed after the retry.
+ */
+ if (fault & VM_FAULT_RETRY) {
+ if (write & FAULT_FLAG_RETRY) {
+ retry_flag &= ~FAULT_FLAG_RETRY;
+ goto retry;
+ }
+ BUG();
+ }
+
if (fault & VM_FAULT_MAJOR)
tsk->maj_flt++;
else
diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
index 4a3d28c..be770f9 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ extern pgprot_t protection_map[16];

#define FAULT_FLAG_WRITE 0x01 /* Fault was a write access */
#define FAULT_FLAG_NONLINEAR 0x02 /* Fault was via a nonlinear mapping */
+#define FAULT_FLAG_RETRY 0x04 /* Retry major fault */

/*
* This interface is used by x86 PAT code to identify a pfn mapping that is
@@ -707,6 +708,7 @@ static inline int page_mapped(struct page *page)

#define VM_FAULT_MINOR 0 /* For backwards compat. Remove me quickly. */

+#define VM_FAULT_RETRY 0x0010
#define VM_FAULT_OOM 0x0001
#define VM_FAULT_SIGBUS 0x0002
#define VM_FAULT_MAJOR 0x0004
diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 2f55a1e..aed5a3f 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -714,6 +714,58 @@ repeat:
EXPORT_SYMBOL(find_lock_page);

/**
+ * find_lock_page_retry - locate, pin and lock a pagecache page
+ * @mapping: the address_space to search
+ * @offset: the page index
+ * @vma: vma in which the fault was taken
+ * @ppage: zero if page not present, otherwise point to the page in pagecache
+ * @retry: 1 indicate caller tolerate a retry.
+ *
+ * If retry flag is on, and page is already locked by someone else, return
+ * a hint of retry.
+ *
+ * Return *ppage==NULL if page is not in pagecache. Otherwise return *ppage
+ * points to the page in the pagecache with ret=VM_FAULT_RETRY indicate a
+ * hint to caller for retry, or ret=0 which means page is succefully
+ * locked.
+ */
+unsigned find_lock_page_retry(struct address_space *mapping, pgoff_t offset,
+ struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page **ppage,
+ int retry)
+{
+ unsigned int ret = 0;
+ struct page *page;
+
+repeat:
+ page = find_get_page(mapping, offset);
+ if (page) {
+ if (!retry)
+ lock_page(page);
+ else {
+ if (!trylock_page(page)) {
+ struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
+
+ up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
+ wait_on_page_locked(page);
+ down_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
+
+ page_cache_release(page);
+ return VM_FAULT_RETRY;
+ }
+ }
+ if (unlikely(page->mapping != mapping)) {
+ unlock_page(page);
+ page_cache_release(page);
+ goto repeat;
+ }
+ VM_BUG_ON(page->index != offset);
+ }
+ *ppage = page;
+ return ret;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(find_lock_page_retry);
+
+/**
* find_or_create_page - locate or add a pagecache page
* @mapping: the page's address_space
* @index: the page's index into the mapping
@@ -1452,6 +1504,8 @@ int filemap_fault(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_
pgoff_t size;
int did_readaround = 0;
int ret = 0;
+ int retry_flag = vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_RETRY;
+ int retry_ret;

size = (i_size_read(inode) + PAGE_CACHE_SIZE - 1) >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT;
if (vmf->pgoff >= size)
@@ -1466,6 +1520,8 @@ int filemap_fault(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_
*/
retry_find:
page = find_lock_page(mapping, vmf->pgoff);
+
+retry_find_nopage:
/*
* For sequential accesses, we use the generic readahead logic.
*/
@@ -1473,9 +1529,12 @@ retry_find:
if (!page) {
page_cache_sync_readahead(mapping, ra, file,
vmf->pgoff, 1);
- page = find_lock_page(mapping, vmf->pgoff);
+ retry_ret = find_lock_page_retry(mapping, vmf->pgoff,
+ vma, &page, retry_flag);
if (!page)
goto no_cached_page;
+ if (retry_ret == VM_FAULT_RETRY)
+ return retry_ret;
}
if (PageReadahead(page)) {
page_cache_async_readahead(mapping, ra, file, page,
@@ -1512,14 +1571,18 @@ retry_find:
start = vmf->pgoff - ra_pages / 2;
do_page_cache_readahead(mapping, file, start, ra_pages);
}
- page = find_lock_page(mapping, vmf->pgoff);
+ retry_ret = find_lock_page_retry(mapping, vmf->pgoff,
+ vma, &page, retry_flag);
if (!page)
goto no_cached_page;
+ if (retry_ret == VM_FAULT_RETRY)
+ return retry_ret;
}

if (!did_readaround)
ra->mmap_miss--;

+retry_page_update:
/*
* We have a locked page in the page cache, now we need to check
* that it's up-to-date. If not, it is going to be due to an error.
@@ -1554,8 +1617,23 @@ no_cached_page:
* In the unlikely event that someone removed it in the
* meantime, we'll just come back here and read it again.
*/
- if (error >= 0)
- goto retry_find;
+ if (error >= 0) {
+ /*
+ * If caller cannot tolerate a retry in the ->fault path
+ * go back to check the page again.
+ */
+ if (!retry_flag)
+ goto retry_find;
+
+ retry_ret = find_lock_page_retry(mapping, vmf->pgoff,
+ vma, &page, retry_flag);
+ if (!page)
+ goto retry_find_nopage;
+ else if (retry_ret == VM_FAULT_RETRY)
+ return retry_ret;
+ else
+ goto retry_page_update;
+ }

/*
* An error return from page_cache_read can result if the
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index 3f8fa06..534ba1d 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -2572,6 +2572,13 @@ static int __do_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_a
vmf.page = NULL;

ret = vma->vm_ops->fault(vma, &vmf);
+
+ /* page may be available, but we have to restart the process
+ * because mmap_sem was dropped during the ->fault
+ */
+ if (ret & VM_FAULT_RETRY)
+ return ret;
+
if (unlikely(ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))
return ret;

@@ -2713,8 +2720,10 @@ static int do_linear_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct
{
pgoff_t pgoff = (((address & PAGE_MASK)
- vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT) + vma->vm_pgoff;
- unsigned int flags = (write_access ? FAULT_FLAG_WRITE : 0);
+ int write = write_access & ~FAULT_FLAG_RETRY;
+ unsigned int flags = (write ? FAULT_FLAG_WRITE : 0);

+ flags |= (write_access & FAULT_FLAG_RETRY);
pte_unmap(page_table);
return __do_fault(mm, vma, address, pmd, pgoff, flags, orig_pte);
}

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 01:07:26 PST, Andrew Morton said:
> > (cc's added)
> >
> > On Mon, 5 Jan 2009 18:00:33 +0900 (JST) KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.
> fujitsu.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > #
> > > > page_fault-retry-with-nopage_retry.patch
> > > > page_fault-retry-with-nopage_retry-fix.patch
> > > > page_fault-retry-with-nopage_retry-fix-fix.patch
> > >
> > > I oppose this.
> > >
> > > Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu reported this patch has bug in
> > > "28-rc9-mmotm1219 page_fault-retry-with-nopage_retry.patch hoses xmms"
> > > thread.
> > >
> > > Nobody answer his question yet.
> >
> > OK, thanks. I actually thought we'd fixed that?
>
> I'll check mmotm-0105 later tonight, I was still seeing the issue in -1230.


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