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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 04/24] mm: gup: allow VM_FAULT_RETRY for multiple times
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 03:57:02PM +0800, Peter Xu wrote:
> This is the gup counterpart of the change that allows the VM_FAULT_RETRY
> to happen for more than once.
>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>

So it would be nice to add a comment in the code and in the commit message
about possible fault starvation (mostly due to previous patch changes) as
if some one experience that and try to bisect it might overlook the commit.

Otherwise:

Reviewed-by: Jérôme Glisse <jglisse@redhat.com>

> ---
> mm/gup.c | 17 +++++++++++++----
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
> index 7b1f452cc2ef..22f1d419a849 100644
> --- a/mm/gup.c
> +++ b/mm/gup.c
> @@ -528,7 +528,10 @@ static int faultin_page(struct task_struct *tsk, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> if (*flags & FOLL_NOWAIT)
> fault_flags |= FAULT_FLAG_ALLOW_RETRY | FAULT_FLAG_RETRY_NOWAIT;
> if (*flags & FOLL_TRIED) {
> - VM_WARN_ON_ONCE(fault_flags & FAULT_FLAG_ALLOW_RETRY);
> + /*
> + * Note: FAULT_FLAG_ALLOW_RETRY and FAULT_FLAG_TRIED
> + * can co-exist
> + */
> fault_flags |= FAULT_FLAG_TRIED;
> }
>
> @@ -943,17 +946,23 @@ static __always_inline long __get_user_pages_locked(struct task_struct *tsk,
> /* VM_FAULT_RETRY triggered, so seek to the faulting offset */
> pages += ret;
> start += ret << PAGE_SHIFT;
> + lock_dropped = true;
>
> +retry:
> /*
> * Repeat on the address that fired VM_FAULT_RETRY
> - * without FAULT_FLAG_ALLOW_RETRY but with
> + * with both FAULT_FLAG_ALLOW_RETRY and
> * FAULT_FLAG_TRIED.
> */
> *locked = 1;
> - lock_dropped = true;
> down_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> ret = __get_user_pages(tsk, mm, start, 1, flags | FOLL_TRIED,
> - pages, NULL, NULL);
> + pages, NULL, locked);
> + if (!*locked) {
> + /* Continue to retry until we succeeded */
> + BUG_ON(ret != 0);
> + goto retry;
> + }
> if (ret != 1) {
> BUG_ON(ret > 1);
> if (!pages_done)
> --
> 2.17.1
>

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