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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] mm: Allow the [page|pfn]_mkwrite callbacks to drop the mmap_sem
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Hi, Souptick,

On Sat, 2019-04-13 at 20:41 +0530, Souptick Joarder wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 9:34 PM Thomas Hellstrom <
> thellstrom@vmware.com> wrote:
> > Driver fault callbacks are allowed to drop the mmap_sem when
> > expecting
> > long hardware waits to avoid blocking other mm users. Allow the
> > mkwrite
> > callbacks to do the same by returning early on VM_FAULT_RETRY.
> >
> > In particular we want to be able to drop the mmap_sem when waiting
> > for
> > a reservation object lock on a GPU buffer object. These locks may
> > be
> > held while waiting for the GPU.
> >
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
> > Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > Cc: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
> > Cc: Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@gmail.com>
> > Cc: "Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>
> > Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
> > Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Hellstrom <thellstrom@vmware.com>
> > ---
> > mm/memory.c | 10 ++++++----
> > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
> > index e11ca9dd823f..a95b4a3b1ae2 100644
> > --- a/mm/memory.c
> > +++ b/mm/memory.c
> > @@ -2144,7 +2144,7 @@ static vm_fault_t do_page_mkwrite(struct
> > vm_fault *vmf)
> > ret = vmf->vma->vm_ops->page_mkwrite(vmf);
> > /* Restore original flags so that caller is not surprised
> > */
> > vmf->flags = old_flags;
> > - if (unlikely(ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))
> > + if (unlikely(ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_RETRY |
> > VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))
>
> With this patch there will multiple instances of (VM_FAULT_ERROR |
> VM_FAULT_RETRY | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)
> in mm/memory.c. Does it make sense to wrap it in a macro and use it ?

Even though the code will look neater, it might be trickier to follow a
particular error path. Could we perhaps postpone to a follow-up patch?

Thomas



>
> > return ret;
> > if (unlikely(!(ret & VM_FAULT_LOCKED))) {
> > lock_page(page);
> > @@ -2419,7 +2419,7 @@ static vm_fault_t wp_pfn_shared(struct
> > vm_fault *vmf)
> > pte_unmap_unlock(vmf->pte, vmf->ptl);
> > vmf->flags |= FAULT_FLAG_MKWRITE;
> > ret = vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite(vmf);
> > - if (ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE))
> > + if (ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_RETRY |
> > VM_FAULT_NOPAGE))
> > return ret;
> > return finish_mkwrite_fault(vmf);
> > }
> > @@ -2440,7 +2440,8 @@ static vm_fault_t wp_page_shared(struct
> > vm_fault *vmf)
> > pte_unmap_unlock(vmf->pte, vmf->ptl);
> > tmp = do_page_mkwrite(vmf);
> > if (unlikely(!tmp || (tmp &
> > - (VM_FAULT_ERROR |
> > VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))) {
> > + (VM_FAULT_ERROR |
> > VM_FAULT_RETRY |
> > + VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))) {
> > put_page(vmf->page);
> > return tmp;
> > }
> > @@ -3494,7 +3495,8 @@ static vm_fault_t do_shared_fault(struct
> > vm_fault *vmf)
> > unlock_page(vmf->page);
> > tmp = do_page_mkwrite(vmf);
> > if (unlikely(!tmp ||
> > - (tmp & (VM_FAULT_ERROR |
> > VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))) {
> > + (tmp & (VM_FAULT_ERROR |
> > VM_FAULT_RETRY |
> > + VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))) {
> > put_page(vmf->page);
> > return tmp;
> > }
> > --
> > 2.20.1
> >
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