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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:

> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 08:41:12PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> You have a problem with this patch, which i guess you are fixing in
>> patch 9. Consider two process
>>
>> a) MAP_SHARED on fd
>> b) MAP_SHARED | MAP_NORESERVE on fd
>>
>> We should allow the (b) to access the page even if VM_NORESERVE is set
>> and we are out of reserve space .
>
> I can't get your point.
> Please elaborate more on this.


One process mmap with MAP_SHARED and another one with MAP_SHARED | MAP_NORESERVE
Now the first process will result in reserving the pages from the hugtlb
pool. Now if the second process try to dequeue huge page and we don't
have free space we will fail because

vma_has_reservers will now return zero because VM_NORESERVE is set
and we can have (h->free_huge_pages - h->resv_huge_pages) == 0;

The below hunk in your patch 9 handles that

+ if (vma->vm_flags & VM_NORESERVE) {
+ /*
+ * This address is already reserved by other process(chg == 0),
+ * so, we should decreament reserved count. Without
+ * decreamenting, reserve count is remained after releasing
+ * inode, because this allocated page will go into page cache
+ * and is regarded as coming from reserved pool in releasing
+ * step. Currently, we don't have any other solution to deal
+ * with this situation properly, so add work-around here.
+ */
+ if (vma->vm_flags & VM_MAYSHARE && chg == 0)
+ return 1;
+ else
+ return 0;
+ }

so may be both of these should be folded ?

-aneesh



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