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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/13] mm: Revalidate anon_vma in page_lock_anon_vma()
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Hi Minchan,

> OFF-TOPIC:
>
> I think you pointed out good thing, too. :)
>
> You mean although application call mlock of any vma, few pages on the vma can
> be swapout by race between mlock and reclaim?
>
> Although it's not disaster, apparently it breaks API.
> Man page
> " mlock() and munlock()
> mlock() locks pages in the address range starting at addr and
> continuing for len bytes. All pages that contain a part of the
> specified address range are guaranteed to be resident in RAM when the
> call returns successfully; the pages are guaranteed to stay in RAM
> until later unlocked."
>
> Do you have a plan to solve such problem?
>
> And how about adding simple comment about that race in page_referenced_one?
> Could you send the patch?

I'm surprising this mail. you were pushing much patch in this area.
I believed you know all stuff ;)

My answer is, it don't need to fix, because it's not bug. The point is
that this one is race issue. not "pageout after mlock" issue.
If pageout and mlock occur at the exactly same time, the human can't
observe which event occur in first. it's not API violation.

Thanks.




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