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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/9] mm, hugetlb: add VM_NORESERVE check in vma_has_reserves()
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Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> writes:

> If we map the region with MAP_NORESERVE and MAP_SHARED,
> we can skip to check reserve counting and eventually we cannot be ensured
> to allocate a huge page in fault time.
> With following example code, you can easily find this situation.
>
> Assume 2MB, nr_hugepages = 100
>
> fd = hugetlbfs_unlinked_fd();
> if (fd < 0)
> return 1;
>
> size = 200 * MB;
> flag = MAP_SHARED;
> p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> return -1;
> }
>
> size = 2 * MB;
> flag = MAP_ANONYMOUS | MAP_SHARED | MAP_HUGETLB | MAP_NORESERVE;
> p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, -1, 0);
> if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> }
> p[0] = '0';
> sleep(10);
>
> During executing sleep(10), run 'cat /proc/meminfo' on another process.
> You'll find a mentioned problem.
>
> Solution is simple. We should check VM_NORESERVE in vma_has_reserves().
> This prevent to use a pre-allocated huge page if free count is under
> the reserve count.
>
> Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>

Reviewed-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

May be it is better to say
"non reserved shared mapping should not eat into reserve space. So
return error when we don't find enough free space."


>
> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
> index 6c1eb9b..f6a7a4e 100644
> --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
> +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
> @@ -464,6 +464,8 @@ void reset_vma_resv_huge_pages(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> /* Returns true if the VMA has associated reserve pages */
> static int vma_has_reserves(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> {
> + if (vma->vm_flags & VM_NORESERVE)
> + return 0;
> if (vma->vm_flags & VM_MAYSHARE)
> return 1;
> if (is_vma_resv_set(vma, HPAGE_RESV_OWNER))
> --
> 1.7.9.5



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