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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 17/31] mm: introduce __page_add_new_anon_rmap()
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 03:45:08PM +0200, Laurent Dufour wrote:
> When dealing with speculative page fault handler, we may race with VMA
> being split or merged. In this case the vma->vm_start and vm->vm_end
> fields may not match the address the page fault is occurring.
>
> This can only happens when the VMA is split but in that case, the
> anon_vma pointer of the new VMA will be the same as the original one,
> because in __split_vma the new->anon_vma is set to src->anon_vma when
> *new = *vma.
>
> So even if the VMA boundaries are not correct, the anon_vma pointer is
> still valid.
>
> If the VMA has been merged, then the VMA in which it has been merged
> must have the same anon_vma pointer otherwise the merge can't be done.
>
> So in all the case we know that the anon_vma is valid, since we have
> checked before starting the speculative page fault that the anon_vma
> pointer is valid for this VMA and since there is an anon_vma this
> means that at one time a page has been backed and that before the VMA
> is cleaned, the page table lock would have to be grab to clean the
> PTE, and the anon_vma field is checked once the PTE is locked.
>
> This patch introduce a new __page_add_new_anon_rmap() service which
> doesn't check for the VMA boundaries, and create a new inline one
> which do the check.
>
> When called from a page fault handler, if this is not a speculative one,
> there is a guarantee that vm_start and vm_end match the faulting address,
> so this check is useless. In the context of the speculative page fault
> handler, this check may be wrong but anon_vma is still valid as explained
> above.
>
> Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.ibm.com>

Reviewed-by: Jérôme Glisse <jglisse@redhat.com>

> ---
> include/linux/rmap.h | 12 ++++++++++--
> mm/memory.c | 8 ++++----
> mm/rmap.c | 5 ++---
> 3 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/rmap.h b/include/linux/rmap.h
> index 988d176472df..a5d282573093 100644
> --- a/include/linux/rmap.h
> +++ b/include/linux/rmap.h
> @@ -174,8 +174,16 @@ void page_add_anon_rmap(struct page *, struct vm_area_struct *,
> unsigned long, bool);
> void do_page_add_anon_rmap(struct page *, struct vm_area_struct *,
> unsigned long, int);
> -void page_add_new_anon_rmap(struct page *, struct vm_area_struct *,
> - unsigned long, bool);
> +void __page_add_new_anon_rmap(struct page *, struct vm_area_struct *,
> + unsigned long, bool);
> +static inline void page_add_new_anon_rmap(struct page *page,
> + struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> + unsigned long address, bool compound)
> +{
> + VM_BUG_ON_VMA(address < vma->vm_start || address >= vma->vm_end, vma);
> + __page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, address, compound);
> +}
> +
> void page_add_file_rmap(struct page *, bool);
> void page_remove_rmap(struct page *, bool);
>
> diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
> index be93f2c8ebe0..46f877b6abea 100644
> --- a/mm/memory.c
> +++ b/mm/memory.c
> @@ -2347,7 +2347,7 @@ static vm_fault_t wp_page_copy(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> * thread doing COW.
> */
> ptep_clear_flush_notify(vma, vmf->address, vmf->pte);
> - page_add_new_anon_rmap(new_page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> + __page_add_new_anon_rmap(new_page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> mem_cgroup_commit_charge(new_page, memcg, false, false);
> __lru_cache_add_active_or_unevictable(new_page, vmf->vma_flags);
> /*
> @@ -2897,7 +2897,7 @@ vm_fault_t do_swap_page(struct vm_fault *vmf)
>
> /* ksm created a completely new copy */
> if (unlikely(page != swapcache && swapcache)) {
> - page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> + __page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> mem_cgroup_commit_charge(page, memcg, false, false);
> __lru_cache_add_active_or_unevictable(page, vmf->vma_flags);
> } else {
> @@ -3049,7 +3049,7 @@ static vm_fault_t do_anonymous_page(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> }
>
> inc_mm_counter_fast(vma->vm_mm, MM_ANONPAGES);
> - page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> + __page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> mem_cgroup_commit_charge(page, memcg, false, false);
> __lru_cache_add_active_or_unevictable(page, vmf->vma_flags);
> setpte:
> @@ -3328,7 +3328,7 @@ vm_fault_t alloc_set_pte(struct vm_fault *vmf, struct mem_cgroup *memcg,
> /* copy-on-write page */
> if (write && !(vmf->vma_flags & VM_SHARED)) {
> inc_mm_counter_fast(vma->vm_mm, MM_ANONPAGES);
> - page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> + __page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, vmf->address, false);
> mem_cgroup_commit_charge(page, memcg, false, false);
> __lru_cache_add_active_or_unevictable(page, vmf->vma_flags);
> } else {
> diff --git a/mm/rmap.c b/mm/rmap.c
> index e5dfe2ae6b0d..2148e8ce6e34 100644
> --- a/mm/rmap.c
> +++ b/mm/rmap.c
> @@ -1140,7 +1140,7 @@ void do_page_add_anon_rmap(struct page *page,
> }
>
> /**
> - * page_add_new_anon_rmap - add pte mapping to a new anonymous page
> + * __page_add_new_anon_rmap - add pte mapping to a new anonymous page
> * @page: the page to add the mapping to
> * @vma: the vm area in which the mapping is added
> * @address: the user virtual address mapped
> @@ -1150,12 +1150,11 @@ void do_page_add_anon_rmap(struct page *page,
> * This means the inc-and-test can be bypassed.
> * Page does not have to be locked.
> */
> -void page_add_new_anon_rmap(struct page *page,
> +void __page_add_new_anon_rmap(struct page *page,
> struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address, bool compound)
> {
> int nr = compound ? hpage_nr_pages(page) : 1;
>
> - VM_BUG_ON_VMA(address < vma->vm_start || address >= vma->vm_end, vma);
> __SetPageSwapBacked(page);
> if (compound) {
> VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!PageTransHuge(page), page);
> --
> 2.21.0
>

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