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Subject[PATCH v4 00/12] vfio, dax: prevent long term filesystem-dax pins and other fixes
The following series implements...
Changes since v3 [1]:

* Kill IS_DAX() in favor of explicit IS_FSDAX() and IS_DEVDAX() helpers.
Jan noted, "having IS_DAX() and IS_FSDAX() doing almost the same, just
not exactly the same, is IMHO a recipe for confusion", and I agree. A
nice side effect of this elimination is a cleanup to remove occasions of
"#ifdef CONFIG_FS_DAX" in C files, it is all moved to header files
now. (Jan)


The vfio interface, like RDMA, wants to setup long term (indefinite)
pins of the pages backing an address range so that a guest or userspace
driver can perform DMA to the with physical address. Given that this
pinning may lead to filesystem operations deadlocking in the
filesystem-dax case, the pinning request needs to be rejected.

The longer term fix for vfio, RDMA, and any other long term pin user, is
to provide a 'pin with lease' mechanism. Similar to the leases that are
hold for pNFS RDMA layouts, this userspace lease gives the kernel a way
to notify userspace that the block layout of the file is changing and
the kernel is revoking access to pinned pages.

Related to this change is the discovery that vma_is_fsdax() was causing
device-dax inode detection to fail. That lead to series of fixes and
cleanups to make sure that S_DAX is defined correctly in the


Dan Williams (12):
dax: fix vma_is_fsdax() helper
dax: introduce IS_DEVDAX() and IS_FSDAX()
ext2, dax: finish implementing dax_sem helpers
ext2, dax: define ext2_dax_*() infrastructure in all cases
ext4, dax: define ext4_dax_*() infrastructure in all cases
ext2, dax: replace IS_DAX() with IS_FSDAX()
ext4, dax: replace IS_DAX() with IS_FSDAX()
xfs, dax: replace IS_DAX() with IS_FSDAX()
mm, dax: replace IS_DAX() with IS_DEVDAX() or IS_FSDAX()
fs, dax: kill IS_DAX()
dax: fix S_DAX definition
vfio: disable filesystem-dax page pinning

drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c | 18 ++++++++++++++--
fs/ext2/ext2.h | 6 +++++
fs/ext2/file.c | 19 +++++------------
fs/ext2/inode.c | 10 ++++-----
fs/ext4/file.c | 18 +++++-----------
fs/ext4/inode.c | 4 ++--
fs/ext4/ioctl.c | 2 +-
fs/ext4/super.c | 2 +-
fs/iomap.c | 2 +-
fs/xfs/xfs_file.c | 14 ++++++-------
fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c | 4 ++--
fs/xfs/xfs_iomap.c | 6 +++--
fs/xfs/xfs_reflink.c | 2 +-
include/linux/dax.h | 12 ++++++++---
include/linux/fs.h | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
mm/fadvise.c | 3 ++-
mm/filemap.c | 4 ++--
mm/huge_memory.c | 4 +++-
mm/madvise.c | 3 ++-
19 files changed, 102 insertions(+), 74 deletions(-)

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