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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 23/25] mm/gup: track FOLL_PIN pages
On Fri 13-12-19 19:26:17, John Hubbard wrote:
> Add tracking of pages that were pinned via FOLL_PIN.
>
> As mentioned in the FOLL_PIN documentation, callers who effectively set
> FOLL_PIN are required to ultimately free such pages via unpin_user_page().
> The effect is similar to FOLL_GET, and may be thought of as "FOLL_GET
> for DIO and/or RDMA use".
>
> Pages that have been pinned via FOLL_PIN are identifiable via a
> new function call:
>
> bool page_dma_pinned(struct page *page);
>
> What to do in response to encountering such a page, is left to later
> patchsets. There is discussion about this in [1], [2], and [3].
>
> This also changes a BUG_ON(), to a WARN_ON(), in follow_page_mask().
>
> [1] Some slow progress on get_user_pages() (Apr 2, 2019):
> https://lwn.net/Articles/784574/
> [2] DMA and get_user_pages() (LPC: Dec 12, 2018):
> https://lwn.net/Articles/774411/
> [3] The trouble with get_user_pages() (Apr 30, 2018):
> https://lwn.net/Articles/753027/
>
> Suggested-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> Suggested-by: Jérôme Glisse <jglisse@redhat.com>
> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
> ---
>
> Hi Jan,
>
> This should address all of your comments for patch 23!

Thanks. One comment below:

> @@ -1486,6 +1500,10 @@ struct page *follow_trans_huge_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!PageHead(page) && !is_zone_device_page(page), page);
> if (flags & FOLL_TOUCH)
> touch_pmd(vma, addr, pmd, flags);
> +
> + if (!try_grab_page(page, flags))
> + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> +
> if ((flags & FOLL_MLOCK) && (vma->vm_flags & VM_LOCKED)) {
> /*
> * We don't mlock() pte-mapped THPs. This way we can avoid

I'd move this still a bit higher - just after VM_BUG_ON_PAGE() and before
if (flags & FOLL_TOUCH) test. Because touch_pmd() can update page tables
and we don't won't that if we're going to fail the fault.

With this fixed, the patch looks good to me so you can then add:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

Honza
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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