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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/4 v2] Define killable version for access_remote_vm() and use it in fs/proc
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Hi Andrew,


Any comment on this series is appreciated.


I'm supposed everyone agrees to improve the readability of /proc, right?
The argument is whether access_remote_vm_killable() is preferred or not.


I though _killable() version may prevent from confusion since
access_remote_vm() is always non-killable. And, patch 4/4 uses the
non-killable version.


Thanks,

Yang


On 2/26/18 4:25 PM, Yang Shi wrote:
> Background:
> When running vm-scalability with large memory (> 300GB), the below hung
> task issue happens occasionally.
>
> INFO: task ps:14018 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
> Tainted: G E 4.9.79-009.ali3000.alios7.x86_64 #1
> "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
> ps D 0 14018 1 0x00000004
> ffff885582f84000 ffff885e8682f000 ffff880972943000 ffff885ebf499bc0
> ffff8828ee120000 ffffc900349bfca8 ffffffff817154d0 0000000000000040
> 00ffffff812f872a ffff885ebf499bc0 024000d000948300 ffff880972943000
> Call Trace:
> [<ffffffff817154d0>] ? __schedule+0x250/0x730
> [<ffffffff817159e6>] schedule+0x36/0x80
> [<ffffffff81718560>] rwsem_down_read_failed+0xf0/0x150
> [<ffffffff81390a28>] call_rwsem_down_read_failed+0x18/0x30
> [<ffffffff81717db0>] down_read+0x20/0x40
> [<ffffffff812b9439>] proc_pid_cmdline_read+0xd9/0x4e0
> [<ffffffff81253c95>] ? do_filp_open+0xa5/0x100
> [<ffffffff81241d87>] __vfs_read+0x37/0x150
> [<ffffffff812f824b>] ? security_file_permission+0x9b/0xc0
> [<ffffffff81242266>] vfs_read+0x96/0x130
> [<ffffffff812437b5>] SyS_read+0x55/0xc0
> [<ffffffff8171a6da>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x1a/0xc5
>
> When manipulating a large mapping, the process may hold the mmap_sem for
> long time, so reading /proc/<pid>/cmdline may be blocked in
> uninterruptible state for long time.
> We already have killable version APIs for semaphore, here use down_read_killable()
> to improve the responsiveness.
>
>
> When reviewing the v1 patch (https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10230809/),
> Alexey pointed out access_remote_vm() need to be killable too. And, /proc/*/environ
> reading may suffer from the same issue, so it should be converted to killable
> version for both down_read and access_remote_vm too.
>
> With reading the code, both access_remote_vm() and access_process_vm() calls
> __access_remote_vm() which acquires mmap_sem by down_read(). access_remote_vm()
> is only used by fs/proc/base.c, but access_process_vm() is used by other
> subsystems too, i.e. ptrace, audit, etc. So, it sounds not that safe to convert
> both access_remote_vm() and access_process_vm() to killable.
> Instead of doing so, extract command part of __access_remote_vm() (gup part) to
> a new static function, called raw_access_remote_vm(), then define
> __access_remote_vm() and __access_remote_vm_killable(), which acquire mmap_sem
> by down_read() and _killable() respectively.
>
> Then define access_remote_vm() and access_remote_vm_killable() to call them
> respectively. Keep access_process_vm() calls __access_remote_vm().
>
> So far fs/proc/base.c is the only user of access_remote_vm_killable(), but
> there might be other users in the future.
>
> There are 4 patches in this revision:
> #1 define access_remote_vm_killable() APIs
> #2 convert /proc/*/cmdline reading to down_read_killable() and access_remote_vm_killable()
> #3 convert /proc/*/environ reading to down_read_killable() and access_remote_vm_killable()
> #4 replace access_process_vm() to access_remote_vm() in get_cmdline to save one
> mm reference count inc (please see the commit log for the details). This
> change makes get_cmdline() is the only user of access_remote_vm()
>
>
> Yang Shi (4):
> mm: add access_remote_vm_killable APIs
> fs: proc: use down_read_killable in proc_pid_cmdline_read()
> fs: proc: use down_read_killable() in environ_read()
> mm: use access_remote_vm() in get_cmdline()
>
> fs/proc/base.c | 21 +++++++++++++++------
> include/linux/mm.h | 5 +++++
> mm/memory.c | 44 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> mm/nommu.c | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
> mm/util.c | 4 ++--
> 5 files changed, 91 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)

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