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SubjectRe: [PATCH v16 11/25] mm: pagewalk: Add p4d_entry() and pgd_entry()
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On 12/12/19 12:23 PM, Thomas Hellström (VMware) wrote:
> On 12/6/19 2:53 PM, Steven Price wrote:
>> pgd_entry() and pud_entry() were removed by commit 0b1fbfe50006c410
>> ("mm/pagewalk: remove pgd_entry() and pud_entry()") because there were
>> no users. We're about to add users so reintroduce them, along with
>> p4d_entry() as we now have 5 levels of tables.
>>
>> Note that commit a00cc7d9dd93d66a ("mm, x86: add support for
>> PUD-sized transparent hugepages") already re-added pud_entry() but with
>> different semantics to the other callbacks. Since there have never
>> been upstream users of this, revert the semantics back to match the
>> other callbacks. This means pud_entry() is called for all entries, not
>> just transparent huge pages.
>
> Actually, there are two users of pud_entry(), in hmm.c and since
> 5.5rc1 also mapping_dirty_helpers.c. The latter one is unproblematic
> and requires no attention but the one in hmm.c is probably largely
> untested, and seems to assume it was called outside of the spinlock.
>
> The problem with the current patch is that the hmm pud_entry will
> traverse also pmds, so that will be done twice now.
>
> In another thread we were discussing a means of rerunning the level
> (in case of a race), or continuing after a level, based on the return
> value after the callback. The change was fairly invasive,
>
Hmm. Forgot to remove the above text that appears twice. :(. The correct
one is inline below.

>
>> Tested-by: Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Steven Price <steven.price@arm.com>
>> ---
>>   include/linux/pagewalk.h | 19 +++++++++++++------
>>   mm/pagewalk.c            | 27 ++++++++++++++++-----------
>>   2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/pagewalk.h b/include/linux/pagewalk.h
>> index 6ec82e92c87f..06790f23957f 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/pagewalk.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/pagewalk.h
>> @@ -8,15 +8,15 @@ struct mm_walk;
>>     /**
>>    * mm_walk_ops - callbacks for walk_page_range
>> - * @pud_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PUD
>> (2nd-level) entry
>> - *            this handler should only handle pud_trans_huge() puds.
>> - *            the pmd_entry or pte_entry callbacks will be used for
>> - *            regular PUDs.
>> - * @pmd_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PMD
>> (3rd-level) entry
>> + * @pgd_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PGD
>> (top-level) entry
>> + * @p4d_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty P4D entry
>> + * @pud_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PUD entry
>> + * @pmd_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PMD entry
>>    *            this handler is required to be able to handle
>>    *            pmd_trans_huge() pmds.  They may simply choose to
>>    *            split_huge_page() instead of handling it explicitly.
>> - * @pte_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PTE
>> (4th-level) entry
>> + * @pte_entry:        if set, called for each non-empty PTE
>> (lowest-level)
>> + *            entry
>>    * @pte_hole:        if set, called for each hole at all levels
>>    * @hugetlb_entry:    if set, called for each hugetlb entry
>>    * @test_walk:        caller specific callback function to
>> determine whether
>> @@ -27,8 +27,15 @@ struct mm_walk;
>>    * @pre_vma:            if set, called before starting walk on a
>> non-null vma.
>>    * @post_vma:           if set, called after a walk on a non-null
>> vma, provided
>>    *                      that @pre_vma and the vma walk succeeded.
>> + *
>> + * p?d_entry callbacks are called even if those levels are folded on a
>> + * particular architecture/configuration.
>>    */
>>   struct mm_walk_ops {
>> +    int (*pgd_entry)(pgd_t *pgd, unsigned long addr,
>> +             unsigned long next, struct mm_walk *walk);
>> +    int (*p4d_entry)(p4d_t *p4d, unsigned long addr,
>> +             unsigned long next, struct mm_walk *walk);
>>       int (*pud_entry)(pud_t *pud, unsigned long addr,
>>                unsigned long next, struct mm_walk *walk);
>>       int (*pmd_entry)(pmd_t *pmd, unsigned long addr,
>> diff --git a/mm/pagewalk.c b/mm/pagewalk.c
>> index ea0b9e606ad1..c089786e7a7f 100644
>> --- a/mm/pagewalk.c
>> +++ b/mm/pagewalk.c
>> @@ -94,15 +94,9 @@ static int walk_pud_range(p4d_t *p4d, unsigned
>> long addr, unsigned long end,
>>           }
>>             if (ops->pud_entry) {
>> -            spinlock_t *ptl = pud_trans_huge_lock(pud, walk->vma);
>> -
>> -            if (ptl) {
>> -                err = ops->pud_entry(pud, addr, next, walk);
>> -                spin_unlock(ptl);
>> -                if (err)
>> -                    break;
>> -                continue;
>> -            }
>> +            err = ops->pud_entry(pud, addr, next, walk);
>> +            if (err)
>> +                break;
>
> Actually, there are two current users of pud_entry(), in hmm.c and
> since 5.5rc1 also mapping_dirty_helpers.c. The latter one is
> unproblematic and requires no attention but the one in hmm.c is
> probably largely untested, and seems to assume it was called outside
> of the spinlock.
>
> The problem with the current patch is that the hmm pud_entry will
> traverse also pmds, so that will now be done twice.
>
> /Thomas
>

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