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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm/dax: Don't enable huge dax mapping by default
On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 7:35 PM Aneesh Kumar K.V
<aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> Add a flag to indicate the ability to do huge page dax mapping. On architecture
> like ppc64, the hypervisor can disable huge page support in the guest. In
> such a case, we should not enable huge page dax mapping. This patch adds
> a flag which the architecture code will update to indicate huge page
> dax mapping support.

*groan*

> Architectures mostly do transparent_hugepage_flag = 0; if they can't
> do hugepages. That also takes care of disabling dax hugepage mapping
> with this change.
>
> Without this patch we get the below error with kvm on ppc64.
>
> [ 118.849975] lpar: Failed hash pte insert with error -4
>
> NOTE: The patch also use
>
> echo never > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled
> to disable dax huge page mapping.
>
> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
> ---
> TODO:
> * Add Fixes: tag
>
> include/linux/huge_mm.h | 4 +++-
> mm/huge_memory.c | 4 ++++
> 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/huge_mm.h b/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> index 381e872bfde0..01ad5258545e 100644
> --- a/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> +++ b/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> @@ -53,6 +53,7 @@ vm_fault_t vmf_insert_pfn_pud(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr,
> pud_t *pud, pfn_t pfn, bool write);
> enum transparent_hugepage_flag {
> TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_FLAG,
> + TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DAX_FLAG,
> TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_REQ_MADV_FLAG,
> TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_DIRECT_FLAG,
> TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_KSWAPD_FLAG,
> @@ -111,7 +112,8 @@ static inline bool __transparent_hugepage_enabled(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> if (transparent_hugepage_flags & (1 << TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_FLAG))
> return true;
>
> - if (vma_is_dax(vma))
> + if (vma_is_dax(vma) &&
> + (transparent_hugepage_flags & (1 << TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DAX_FLAG)))
> return true;

Forcing PTE sized faults should be fine for fsdax, but it'll break
devdax. The devdax driver requires the fault size be >= the namespace
alignment since devdax tries to guarantee hugepage mappings will be
used and PMD alignment is the default. We can probably have devdax
fall back to the largest size the hypervisor has made available, but
it does run contrary to the design. Ah well, I suppose it's better off
being degraded rather than unusable.

> if (transparent_hugepage_flags &
> diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
> index faf357eaf0ce..43d742fe0341 100644
> --- a/mm/huge_memory.c
> +++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
> @@ -53,6 +53,7 @@ unsigned long transparent_hugepage_flags __read_mostly =
> #ifdef CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_MADVISE
> (1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_REQ_MADV_FLAG)|
> #endif
> + (1 << TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DAX_FLAG) |
> (1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_REQ_MADV_FLAG)|
> (1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_KHUGEPAGED_FLAG)|
> (1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_USE_ZERO_PAGE_FLAG);
> @@ -475,6 +476,8 @@ static int __init setup_transparent_hugepage(char *str)
> &transparent_hugepage_flags);
> clear_bit(TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_REQ_MADV_FLAG,
> &transparent_hugepage_flags);
> + clear_bit(TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DAX_FLAG,
> + &transparent_hugepage_flags);
> ret = 1;
> }
> out:

> @@ -753,6 +756,7 @@ static void insert_pfn_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr,
> spinlock_t *ptl;
>
> ptl = pmd_lock(mm, pmd);
> + /* should we check for none here again? */

VM_WARN_ON() maybe? If THP is disabled and we're here then something
has gone wrong.

> entry = pmd_mkhuge(pfn_t_pmd(pfn, prot));
> if (pfn_t_devmap(pfn))
> entry = pmd_mkdevmap(entry);
> --
> 2.20.1
>

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