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Subject[PATCH v5 0/7] introduce memory hinting API for external process
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Now, we have MADV_PAGEOUT and MADV_COLD as madvise hinting API. With that,
application could give hints to kernel what memory range are preferred to be
reclaimed. However, in some platform(e.g., Android), the information
required to make the hinting decision is not known to the app.
Instead, it is known to a centralized userspace daemon(e.g., ActivityManagerService),
and that daemon must be able to initiate reclaim on its own without any app
involvement.

To solve the concern, this patch introduces new syscall - process_madvise(2).
Bascially, it's same with madvise(2) syscall but it has some differences.

1. It needs pidfd of target process to provide the hint
2. It supports only MADV_{COLD|PAGEOUT|MERGEABLE|UNMEREABLE} at this moment.
Other hints in madvise will be opened when there are explicit requests from
community to prevent unexpected bugs we couldn't support.
3. Only privileged processes can do something for other process's address
space.

For more detail of the new API, please see "mm: introduce external memory hinting API"
description in this patchset.

Minchan Kim (6):
mm: pass task to do_madvise
mm: introduce external memory hinting API
mm: validate mm in do_madvise
mm: check fatal signal pending of target process
pid: export pidfd_get_pid
mm: support both pid and pidfd for process_madvise

Oleksandr Natalenko (2):
mm/madvise: employ mmget_still_valid for write lock
mm/madvise: allow KSM hints for remote API

* from v4 - https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20200212233946.246210-1-minchan@kernel.org/
* pass mm down to functions, not accessing task->mm - Jann
* clean up - Alexander
* add Reviewed-by - Alexander, SeongJae
* patch reordering

* from v3 - https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20200128001641.5086-1-minchan@kernel.org/
* verify task->mm aftere access_mm - Oleg
* split some patches for easy review - Alexander
* clean up fatal signal checking - Suren

* from v2 - https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20200116235953.163318-1-minchan@kernel.org/
* check signal callee and caller to bail out - Kirill Tkhai
* put more clarification for justification of new API

* from v1 - https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20200110213433.94739-1-minchan@kernel.org/
* fix syscall number - SeongJae
* use get_pid_task - Kirill Tkhai
* extend API to support pid as well as pidfd - Kirill Tkhai

Minchan Kim (5):
mm: pass task and mm to do_madvise
mm: introduce external memory hinting API
mm: check fatal signal pending of target process
pid: export pidfd_get_pid
mm: support both pid and pidfd for process_madvise

Oleksandr Natalenko (2):
mm/madvise: employ mmget_still_valid for write lock
mm/madvise: allow KSM hints for remote API

arch/alpha/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/arm/tools/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd.h | 2 +-
arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd32.h | 2 +
arch/ia64/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/m68k/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/microblaze/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n32.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n64.tbl | 1 +
arch/parisc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/s390/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/sh/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/sparc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl | 1 +
arch/xtensa/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
fs/io_uring.c | 2 +-
include/linux/mm.h | 3 +-
include/linux/pid.h | 1 +
include/linux/syscalls.h | 3 +
include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h | 4 +-
kernel/exit.c | 17 ---
kernel/pid.c | 17 +++
kernel/sys_ni.c | 1 +
mm/madvise.c | 142 ++++++++++++++++----
26 files changed, 165 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)

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