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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 20/31] mm: introduce vma reference counter
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 03:45:11PM +0200, Laurent Dufour wrote:
> The final goal is to be able to use a VMA structure without holding the
> mmap_sem and to be sure that the structure will not be freed in our back.
>
> The lockless use of the VMA will be done through RCU protection and thus a
> dedicated freeing service is required to manage it asynchronously.
>
> As reported in a 2010's thread [1], this may impact file handling when a
> file is still referenced while the mapping is no more there. As the final
> goal is to handle anonymous VMA in a speculative way and not file backed
> mapping, we could close and free the file pointer in a synchronous way, as
> soon as we are guaranteed to not use it without holding the mmap_sem. For
> sanity reason, in a minimal effort, the vm_file file pointer is unset once
> the file pointer is put.
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20100104182429.833180340@chello.nl/
>
> Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.ibm.com>

Using kref would have been better from my POV even with RCU freeing
but anyway:

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

> ---
> include/linux/mm.h | 4 ++++
> include/linux/mm_types.h | 3 +++
> mm/internal.h | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> mm/mmap.c | 13 +++++++++----
> 4 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
> index f14b2c9ddfd4..f761a9c65c74 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm.h
> @@ -529,6 +529,9 @@ static inline void vma_init(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct mm_struct *mm)
> vma->vm_mm = mm;
> vma->vm_ops = &dummy_vm_ops;
> INIT_LIST_HEAD(&vma->anon_vma_chain);
> +#ifdef CONFIG_SPECULATIVE_PAGE_FAULT
> + atomic_set(&vma->vm_ref_count, 1);
> +#endif
> }
>
> static inline void vma_set_anonymous(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> @@ -1418,6 +1421,7 @@ static inline void INIT_VMA(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> INIT_LIST_HEAD(&vma->anon_vma_chain);
> #ifdef CONFIG_SPECULATIVE_PAGE_FAULT
> seqcount_init(&vma->vm_sequence);
> + atomic_set(&vma->vm_ref_count, 1);
> #endif
> }
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm_types.h b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> index 24b3f8ce9e42..6a6159e11a3f 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm_types.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> @@ -285,6 +285,9 @@ struct vm_area_struct {
> /* linked list of VM areas per task, sorted by address */
> struct vm_area_struct *vm_next, *vm_prev;
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_SPECULATIVE_PAGE_FAULT
> + atomic_t vm_ref_count;
> +#endif
> struct rb_node vm_rb;
>
> /*
> diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
> index 9eeaf2b95166..302382bed406 100644
> --- a/mm/internal.h
> +++ b/mm/internal.h
> @@ -40,6 +40,33 @@ void page_writeback_init(void);
>
> vm_fault_t do_swap_page(struct vm_fault *vmf);
>
> +
> +extern void __free_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma);
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_SPECULATIVE_PAGE_FAULT
> +static inline void get_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> +{
> + atomic_inc(&vma->vm_ref_count);
> +}
> +
> +static inline void put_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> +{
> + if (atomic_dec_and_test(&vma->vm_ref_count))
> + __free_vma(vma);
> +}
> +
> +#else
> +
> +static inline void get_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> +{
> +}
> +
> +static inline void put_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> +{
> + __free_vma(vma);
> +}
> +#endif /* CONFIG_SPECULATIVE_PAGE_FAULT */
> +
> void free_pgtables(struct mmu_gather *tlb, struct vm_area_struct *start_vma,
> unsigned long floor, unsigned long ceiling);
>
> diff --git a/mm/mmap.c b/mm/mmap.c
> index f7f6027a7dff..c106440dcae7 100644
> --- a/mm/mmap.c
> +++ b/mm/mmap.c
> @@ -188,6 +188,12 @@ static inline void mm_write_sequnlock(struct mm_struct *mm)
> }
> #endif /* CONFIG_SPECULATIVE_PAGE_FAULT */
>
> +void __free_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> +{
> + mpol_put(vma_policy(vma));
> + vm_area_free(vma);
> +}
> +
> /*
> * Close a vm structure and free it, returning the next.
> */
> @@ -200,8 +206,8 @@ static struct vm_area_struct *remove_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> vma->vm_ops->close(vma);
> if (vma->vm_file)
> fput(vma->vm_file);
> - mpol_put(vma_policy(vma));
> - vm_area_free(vma);
> + vma->vm_file = NULL;
> + put_vma(vma);
> return next;
> }
>
> @@ -990,8 +996,7 @@ int __vma_adjust(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long start,
> if (next->anon_vma)
> anon_vma_merge(vma, next);
> mm->map_count--;
> - mpol_put(vma_policy(next));
> - vm_area_free(next);
> + put_vma(next);
> /*
> * In mprotect's case 6 (see comments on vma_merge),
> * we must remove another next too. It would clutter
> --
> 2.21.0
>

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