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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm/dax: Don't enable huge dax mapping by default
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On 2/28/19 3:10 PM, Oliver wrote:
> 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.
>

Will fix that. I will make PFN_DEFAULT_ALIGNMENT arch specific.


>> 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.

I was wondering whether we can end up calling insert_pfn_pmd in parallel
and hence end up having a pmd entry here already. Usually we check for
if (!pmd_none(pmd)) after holding pmd_lock. Was not sure whether there
is anything preventing a parallel fault in case of dax.


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

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