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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] aio, mem-hotplug: Add memory barrier to aio ring page migration.
On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 06:40:16PM +0800, Tang Chen wrote:
> When doing aio ring page migration, we migrated the page, and update
> ctx->ring_pages[]. Like the following:
>
> aio_migratepage()
> |-> migrate_page_copy(new, old)
> | ...... /* Need barrier here */
> |-> ctx->ring_pages[idx] = new
>
> Actually, we need a memory barrier between these two operations.
> Otherwise, if ctx->ring_pages[] is updated before memory copy due to
> the compiler optimization, other processes may have an opportunity
> to access to the not fully initialized new ring page.
>
> So add a wmb to synchronize them.

The smp_wmb() is not needed after you added the taking of ctx->completion_lock
lock since all accesses to ring_pages is then protected by the spinlock.
Why are you adding this then? Or have you missed adding the lock somewhere?
Also, if you've changed the patch, it is customary to add a "v2" somewhere in
the patch title so that I have some idea what version of the patch should be
applied.

-ben

> Reported-by: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@jp.fujitsu.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tang Chen <tangchen@cn.fujitsu.com>
> ---
> fs/aio.c | 8 ++++++++
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/fs/aio.c b/fs/aio.c
> index 50c089c..f0ed838 100644
> --- a/fs/aio.c
> +++ b/fs/aio.c
> @@ -327,6 +327,14 @@ static int aio_migratepage(struct address_space *mapping, struct page *new,
> pgoff_t idx;
> spin_lock_irqsave(&ctx->completion_lock, flags);
> migrate_page_copy(new, old);
> +
> + /*
> + * Ensure memory copy is finished before updating
> + * ctx->ring_pages[]. Otherwise other processes may access to
> + * new ring pages which are not fully initialized.
> + */
> + smp_wmb();
> +
> idx = old->index;
> if (idx < (pgoff_t)ctx->nr_pages) {
> /* And only do the move if things haven't changed */
> --
> 1.8.3.1

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