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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/4] hugetlb: Do early cow when page pinned on src mm
On Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 09:11:24PM -0800, Mike Kravetz wrote:

[...]

> >>> @@ -3787,7 +3803,7 @@ int copy_hugetlb_page_range(struct mm_struct *dst, struct mm_struct *src,
> >>> dst_entry = huge_ptep_get(dst_pte);
> >>> if ((dst_pte == src_pte) || !huge_pte_none(dst_entry))
> >>> continue;
> >>> -
> >>> +again:
> >>> dst_ptl = huge_pte_lock(h, dst, dst_pte);
> >>> src_ptl = huge_pte_lockptr(h, src, src_pte);
> >>> spin_lock_nested(src_ptl, SINGLE_DEPTH_NESTING);
> >
> > Side question: Mike, do you know why we need this lock_nested()? Could the src
> > lock be taken due to any reason already? It confused me when I read the chunk.
>
> I see that it was added with commit 4647875819aa. That was when huge pages
> used the single per-mm ptl. Lockdep seemed to complain about taking
> &mm->page_table_lock twice. Certainly, source and destination mm can not
> be the same. Right?

Right, at least that's my understanding..

> I do not have the full history, but it 'looks' like
> lockdep might have been confused and this was added to keep it quiet.
>
> BTW - Copy page range for 'normal' pages has the same spin_lock_nested().

Yes. I'll need to take the same lock in v3, so I think I'll just follow.

Thanks,

--
Peter Xu

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