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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 00/25] mm/gup: track dma-pinned pages: FOLL_PIN
On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 01:13:54PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
> On 12/19/19 1:07 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 12:30:31PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
> > > On 12/19/19 5:26 AM, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 02:25:12PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > This implements an API naming change (put_user_page*() -->
> > > > > unpin_user_page*()), and also implements tracking of FOLL_PIN pages. It
> > > > > extends that tracking to a few select subsystems. More subsystems will
> > > > > be added in follow up work.
> > > >
> > > > Hi John,
> > > >
> > > > The patchset generates kernel panics in our IB testing. In our tests, we
> > > > allocated single memory block and registered multiple MRs using the single
> > > > block.
> > > >
> > > > The possible bad flow is:
> > > > ib_umem_geti() ->
> > > > pin_user_pages_fast(FOLL_WRITE) ->
> > > > internal_get_user_pages_fast(FOLL_WRITE) ->
> > > > gup_pgd_range() ->
> > > > gup_huge_pd() ->
> > > > gup_hugepte() ->
> > > > try_grab_compound_head() ->
> > >
> > > Hi Leon,
> > >
> > > Thanks very much for the detailed report! So we're overflowing...
> > >
> > > At first look, this seems likely to be hitting a weak point in the
> > > GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS-based design, one that I believed could be deferred
> > > (there's a writeup in Documentation/core-api/pin_user_page.rst, lines
> > > 99-121). Basically it's pretty easy to overflow the page->_refcount
> > > with huge pages if the pages have a *lot* of subpages.
> > >
> > > We can only do about 7 pins on 1GB huge pages that use 4KB subpages.
> >
> > Considering that establishing these pins is entirely under user
> > control, we can't have a limit here.
>
> There's already a limit, it's just a much larger one. :) What does "no limit"
> really mean, numerically, to you in this case?

I guess I mean 'hidden limit' - hitting the limit and failing would
be managable.

I think 7 is probably too low though, but we are not using 1GB huge
pages, only 2M..

> > If the number of allowed pins are exhausted then the
> > pin_user_pages_fast() must fail back to the user.
>
> I'll poke around the IB call stack and see how much of that return
> path is in place, if any. Because it's the same situation for
> get_user_pages_fast(). This code just added a warning on overflow
> so we could spot it early.

All GUP callers must be prepared for failure, IB should be fine...

Jason

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