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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 1/3] mm: Add get_user_pages_cma_migrate

On 20/12/2018 16:52, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> On 12/20/18 11:18 AM, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>> On 20/12/2018 16:22, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>>> On 12/20/18 9:49 AM, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>>>> On 19/12/2018 14:40, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>>>>> This helper does a get_user_pages_fast and if it find pages in the
>>>>> CMA area
>>>>> it will try to migrate them before taking page reference. This makes
>>>>> sure that
>>>>> we don't keep non-movable pages (due to page reference count) in the
>>>>> CMA area.
>>>>> Not able to move pages out of CMA area result in CMA allocation
>>>>> failures.
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>
>>> .....
>>>>> +         * We did migrate all the pages, Try to get the page
>>>>> references again
>>>>> +         * migrating any new CMA pages which we failed to isolate
>>>>> earlier.
>>>>> +         */
>>>>> +        drain_allow = true;
>>>>> +        goto get_user_again;
>>>> So it is possible to have pages pinned, then successfully migrated
>>>> (migrate_pages() returned 0), then pinned again, then some pages may
>>>> end
>>>> up in CMA again and migrate again and nothing seems to prevent this
>>>> loop
>>>> from being endless. What do I miss?
>>> pages used as target page for migration won't be allocated from CMA
>>> region.
>> Then migrate_allow should be set to "false" regardless what
>> migrate_pages() returned and then I am totally missing the point of this
>> goto and going through the loop again even when we know for sure it
>> won't do literally anything but checking is_migrate_cma_page() even
>> though we know pages won't be allocated from CMA.
> Because we might have failed to isolate all the pages in the first attempt.


If we failed to migrate, then migrate_pages() returns non zero (positive
or negative), we set migrate_allow to false, empty the cma_page_list
and repeat but we won't add anything to cma_page_list as

If we succeeded to migrate, then we repeat the loop with
migrate_allow==true but it does not matter as is_migrate_cma_page() is
expected to return false because we just successfully migrated
_everything_ so we won't be adding anything to cma_page_list either.

What have I missed?


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