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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arch, mm: introduce arch_tlb_gather_mmu_lazy (was: Re: [RESEND PATCH] mm, oom_reaper: gather each vma to prevent) leaking TLB entry
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:20:42AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 15-11-17 17:33:32, Will Deacon wrote:
> > Hi Michal,
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 01:26:35PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > From 7f0fcd2cab379ddac5611b2a520cdca8a77a235b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > > From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > > Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:27:17 +0100
> > > Subject: [PATCH] arch, mm: introduce arch_tlb_gather_mmu_lazy
> > >
> > > 5a7862e83000 ("arm64: tlbflush: avoid flushing when fullmm == 1") has
> > > introduced an optimization to not flush tlb when we are tearing the
> > > whole address space down. Will goes on to explain
> > >
> > > : Basically, we tag each address space with an ASID (PCID on x86) which
> > > : is resident in the TLB. This means we can elide TLB invalidation when
> > > : pulling down a full mm because we won't ever assign that ASID to
> > > : another mm without doing TLB invalidation elsewhere (which actually
> > > : just nukes the whole TLB).
> > >
> > > This all is nice but tlb_gather users are not aware of that and this can
> > > actually cause some real problems. E.g. the oom_reaper tries to reap the
> > > whole address space but it might race with threads accessing the memory [1].
> > > It is possible that soft-dirty handling might suffer from the same
> > > problem [2].
> > >
> > > Introduce an explicit lazy variant tlb_gather_mmu_lazy which allows the
> > > behavior arm64 implements for the fullmm case and replace it by an
> > > explicit lazy flag in the mmu_gather structure. exit_mmap path is then
> > > turned into the explicit lazy variant. Other architectures simply ignore
> > > the flag.
> > >
> > > [1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171106033651.172368-1-wangnan0@huawei.com
> > > [2] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171110001933.GA12421@bbox
> > > Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > > ---
> > > arch/arm/include/asm/tlb.h | 3 ++-
> > > arch/arm64/include/asm/tlb.h | 2 +-
> > > arch/ia64/include/asm/tlb.h | 3 ++-
> > > arch/s390/include/asm/tlb.h | 3 ++-
> > > arch/sh/include/asm/tlb.h | 2 +-
> > > arch/um/include/asm/tlb.h | 2 +-
> > > include/asm-generic/tlb.h | 6 ++++--
> > > include/linux/mm_types.h | 2 ++
> > > mm/memory.c | 17 +++++++++++++++--
> > > mm/mmap.c | 2 +-
> > > 10 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/tlb.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/tlb.h
> > > index d5562f9ce600..fe9042aee8e9 100644
> > > --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/tlb.h
> > > +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/tlb.h
> > > @@ -149,7 +149,8 @@ static inline void tlb_flush_mmu(struct mmu_gather *tlb)
> > >
> > > static inline void
> > > arch_tlb_gather_mmu(struct mmu_gather *tlb, struct mm_struct *mm,
> > > - unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
> > > + unsigned long start, unsigned long end,
> > > + bool lazy)
> > > {
> > > tlb->mm = mm;
> > > tlb->fullmm = !(start | (end+1));
> > > diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/tlb.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/tlb.h
> > > index ffdaea7954bb..7adde19b2bcc 100644
> > > --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/tlb.h
> > > +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/tlb.h
> > > @@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ static inline void tlb_flush(struct mmu_gather *tlb)
> > > * The ASID allocator will either invalidate the ASID or mark
> > > * it as used.
> > > */
> > > - if (tlb->fullmm)
> > > + if (tlb->lazy)
> > > return;
> >
> > This looks like the right idea, but I'd rather make this check:
> >
> > if (tlb->fullmm && tlb->lazy)
> >
> > since the optimisation doesn't work for anything than tearing down the
> > entire address space.
>
> OK, that makes sense.
>
> > Alternatively, I could actually go check MMF_UNSTABLE in tlb->mm, which
> > would save you having to add an extra flag in the first place, e.g.:
> >
> > if (tlb->fullmm && !test_bit(MMF_UNSTABLE, &tlb->mm->flags))
> >
> > which is a nice one-liner.
>
> But that would make it oom_reaper specific. What about the softdirty
> case Minchan has mentioned earlier?

We don't (yet) support that on arm64, so we're ok for now. If we do grow
support for it, then I agree that we want a flag to identify the case where
the address space is going away and only elide the invalidation then.

Will

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