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SubjectRe: [v7 PATCH 03/12] mm: vmscan: use shrinker_rwsem to protect shrinker_maps allocation
On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 12:33 PM Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 09:46:37AM -0800, Yang Shi wrote:
> > Since memcg_shrinker_map_size just can be changed under holding shrinker_rwsem
> > exclusively, the read side can be protected by holding read lock, so it sounds
> > superfluous to have a dedicated mutex.
> >
> > Kirill Tkhai suggested use write lock since:
> >
> > * We want the assignment to shrinker_maps is visible for shrink_slab_memcg().
> > * The rcu_dereference_protected() dereferrencing in shrink_slab_memcg(), but
> > in case of we use READ lock in alloc_shrinker_maps(), the dereferrencing
> > is not actually protected.
> > * READ lock makes alloc_shrinker_info() racy against memory allocation fail.
> > alloc_shrinker_info()->free_shrinker_info() may free memory right after
> > shrink_slab_memcg() dereferenced it. You may say
> > shrink_slab_memcg()->mem_cgroup_online() protects us from it? Yes, sure,
> > but this is not the thing we want to remember in the future, since this
> > spreads modularity.
> >
> > And a test with heavy paging workload didn't show write lock makes things worse.
> >
> > Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> > Acked-by: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <shy828301@gmail.com>
>
> Acked-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
>
> with a small nit (below):
>
> > ---
> > mm/vmscan.c | 16 ++++++----------
> > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> > index 96b08c79f18d..e4ddaaaeffe2 100644
> > --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> > +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> > @@ -187,7 +187,6 @@ static DECLARE_RWSEM(shrinker_rwsem);
> > #ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
> >
> > static int memcg_shrinker_map_size;
> > -static DEFINE_MUTEX(memcg_shrinker_map_mutex);
> >
> > static void free_shrinker_map_rcu(struct rcu_head *head)
> > {
> > @@ -200,8 +199,6 @@ static int expand_one_shrinker_map(struct mem_cgroup *memcg,
> > struct memcg_shrinker_map *new, *old;
> > int nid;
> >
> > - lockdep_assert_held(&memcg_shrinker_map_mutex);
> > -
>
> Why not check that shrinker_rwsem is down here?

No special reason, just because we know it was acquired before. We
could add the check, but not here. I think it'd be better to have the
assert in expand_shrinker_maps() since the rwsem was acquired before
calling it.

>
> > for_each_node(nid) {
> > old = rcu_dereference_protected(
> > mem_cgroup_nodeinfo(memcg, nid)->shrinker_map, true);
> > @@ -249,7 +246,7 @@ int alloc_shrinker_maps(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> > if (mem_cgroup_is_root(memcg))
> > return 0;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&memcg_shrinker_map_mutex);
> > + down_write(&shrinker_rwsem);
> > size = memcg_shrinker_map_size;
> > for_each_node(nid) {
> > map = kvzalloc_node(sizeof(*map) + size, GFP_KERNEL, nid);
> > @@ -260,7 +257,7 @@ int alloc_shrinker_maps(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> > }
> > rcu_assign_pointer(memcg->nodeinfo[nid]->shrinker_map, map);
> > }
> > - mutex_unlock(&memcg_shrinker_map_mutex);
> > + up_write(&shrinker_rwsem);
> >
> > return ret;
> > }
> > @@ -275,9 +272,8 @@ static int expand_shrinker_maps(int new_id)
> > if (size <= old_size)
> > return 0;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&memcg_shrinker_map_mutex);
>
> And here as well. It will make the locking model more obvious and will help
> to avoid errors in the future.
>
> > if (!root_mem_cgroup)
> > - goto unlock;
> > + goto out;
> >
> > memcg = mem_cgroup_iter(NULL, NULL, NULL);
> > do {
> > @@ -286,13 +282,13 @@ static int int new_id)
> > ret = expand_one_shrinker_map(memcg, size, old_size);
> > if (ret) {
> > mem_cgroup_iter_break(NULL, memcg);
> > - goto unlock;
> > + goto out;
> > }
> > } while ((memcg = mem_cgroup_iter(NULL, memcg, NULL)) != NULL);
> > -unlock:
> > +out:
> > if (!ret)
> > memcg_shrinker_map_size = size;
> > - mutex_unlock(&memcg_shrinker_map_mutex);
> > +
> > return ret;
> > }
> >
> > --
> > 2.26.2
> >

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