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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix pgd_lock deadlock
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 07:33:04PM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:05:20PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Did you try with DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, which is calling into cpa quite a
> > lot?
>
> I tried DEBUG_PAGEALLOC and it seems to work fine (in addition to
> lockdep), it doesn't spwan any debug check.
>
> In addition to testing it (both prev patch and below one) I looked
> into the code and the free_pages calling into
> pageattr->split_large_page apparently happens all at boot time.
>
> Now one doubt remains if we need change_page_attr to run from irqs
> (not from DEBUG_PAGEALLOC though). Now is change_page_attr really sane
> to run from irqs? I thought __flush_tlb_all was delivering IPI (in
> that case it also wouldn't have been safe in the first place to run
> with irq disabled) but of course the "__" version is local, so after
> all maybe it's safe to run with interrupts too (I'd be amazed if
> somebody is calling it from irq, if not even DEBUG_PAGEALLOC does) but
> with the below patch it will remain safe from irq as far as the
> pgd_lock is concerned.
>
> I think the previous patch was safe too though, avoiding VM
> manipulations from interrupts makes everything simpler. Normally only
> gart drivers should call it at init time to avoid prefetching of
> cachelines in the next 2m page with different (writeback) cache
> attributes of the pages physically aliased in the gart and mapped with
> different cache attribute, that init stuff happening from interrupt
> sounds weird. Anyway I post the below patch too as an alternative to
> still allow pageattr from irq.
>
> With both patches the big dependency remains on __mmdrop not to run
> from irq. The alternative approach is to remove the page_table_lock
> from vmalloc_sync_all (which is only needed by Xen paravirt guest
> AFIK) and solve that problem in a different way, but I don't even know
> why they need it exactly, I tried not to impact that.

So Xen needs all page tables protected when pinning/unpinning and
extended page_table_lock to cover kernel range, which it does nowhere
else AFAICS. But the places it extended are also taking the pgd_lock,
so I wonder if Xen could just take the pgd_lock itself in these paths
and we could revert page_table_lock back to cover user va only?
Jeremy, could this work? Untested.

Hannes

---
arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h | 2 --
arch/x86/mm/fault.c | 14 ++------------
arch/x86/mm/init_64.c | 6 ------
arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c | 20 +++-----------------
arch/x86/xen/mmu.c | 8 ++++++++
5 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
index 18601c8..8c0335a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
@@ -28,8 +28,6 @@ extern unsigned long empty_zero_page[PAGE_SIZE / sizeof(unsigned long)];
extern spinlock_t pgd_lock;
extern struct list_head pgd_list;

-extern struct mm_struct *pgd_page_get_mm(struct page *page);
-
#ifdef CONFIG_PARAVIRT
#include <asm/paravirt.h>
#else /* !CONFIG_PARAVIRT */
diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
index 7d90ceb..5da4155 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
@@ -234,19 +234,9 @@ void vmalloc_sync_all(void)
struct page *page;

spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
- list_for_each_entry(page, &pgd_list, lru) {
- spinlock_t *pgt_lock;
- pmd_t *ret;
-
- pgt_lock = &pgd_page_get_mm(page)->page_table_lock;
-
- spin_lock(pgt_lock);
- ret = vmalloc_sync_one(page_address(page), address);
- spin_unlock(pgt_lock);
-
- if (!ret)
+ list_for_each_entry(page, &pgd_list, lru)
+ if (!vmalloc_sync_one(page_address(page), address))
break;
- }
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
}
}
diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/init_64.c b/arch/x86/mm/init_64.c
index 71a5929..9332f21 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/init_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/init_64.c
@@ -114,19 +114,13 @@ void sync_global_pgds(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
list_for_each_entry(page, &pgd_list, lru) {
pgd_t *pgd;
- spinlock_t *pgt_lock;

pgd = (pgd_t *)page_address(page) + pgd_index(address);
- pgt_lock = &pgd_page_get_mm(page)->page_table_lock;
- spin_lock(pgt_lock);
-
if (pgd_none(*pgd))
set_pgd(pgd, *pgd_ref);
else
BUG_ON(pgd_page_vaddr(*pgd)
!= pgd_page_vaddr(*pgd_ref));
-
- spin_unlock(pgt_lock);
}
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
}
diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c b/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c
index 500242d..72107ab 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c
@@ -87,19 +87,7 @@ static inline void pgd_list_del(pgd_t *pgd)
#define UNSHARED_PTRS_PER_PGD \
(SHARED_KERNEL_PMD ? KERNEL_PGD_BOUNDARY : PTRS_PER_PGD)

-
-static void pgd_set_mm(pgd_t *pgd, struct mm_struct *mm)
-{
- BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(virt_to_page(pgd)->index) < sizeof(mm));
- virt_to_page(pgd)->index = (pgoff_t)mm;
-}
-
-struct mm_struct *pgd_page_get_mm(struct page *page)
-{
- return (struct mm_struct *)page->index;
-}
-
-static void pgd_ctor(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd)
+static void pgd_ctor(pgd_t *pgd)
{
/* If the pgd points to a shared pagetable level (either the
ptes in non-PAE, or shared PMD in PAE), then just copy the
@@ -113,10 +101,8 @@ static void pgd_ctor(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd)
}

/* list required to sync kernel mapping updates */
- if (!SHARED_KERNEL_PMD) {
- pgd_set_mm(pgd, mm);
+ if (!SHARED_KERNEL_PMD)
pgd_list_add(pgd);
- }
}

static void pgd_dtor(pgd_t *pgd)
@@ -282,7 +268,7 @@ pgd_t *pgd_alloc(struct mm_struct *mm)
*/
spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);

- pgd_ctor(mm, pgd);
+ pgd_ctor(pgd);
pgd_prepopulate_pmd(mm, pgd, pmds);

spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c b/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c
index 5e22810..97fbfce 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c
@@ -1021,7 +1021,11 @@ static void __xen_pgd_pin(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd)

static void xen_pgd_pin(struct mm_struct *mm)
{
+ unsigned long flags;
+
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
__xen_pgd_pin(mm, mm->pgd);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
}

/*
@@ -1140,7 +1144,11 @@ static void __xen_pgd_unpin(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd)

static void xen_pgd_unpin(struct mm_struct *mm)
{
+ unsigned long flags;
+
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
__xen_pgd_unpin(mm, mm->pgd);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
}

/*

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