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SubjectRe: [PATCH 9/9] ARC: mm: do_page_fault refactor #8: release mmap_sem sooner
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On 5/14/19 5:29 PM, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> In case of successful page fault handling, this patch releases mmap_sem
> before updating the perf stat event for major/minor faults. So even
> though the contention reduction is NOT supe rhigh, it is still an
> improvement.

This patch causes regression: LMBench lat_sig triggers a bogus oom.

The issue is not due to code movement of up_read() but as artifact of @fault
initialized to VM_FAULT_ERROR. The lat_sig invalid access doesn't take
handle_mm_fault() instead it hits !VM_WRITE case for write access leading to use
of "initialized" value of @fault VM_FAULT_ERROR which includes VM_FAULT_OOM hence
the bogus oom handling.


> There's an additional code size improvement as we only have 2 up_read()
> calls now.
>
> Note to myself:
> --------------
>
> 1. Given the way it is done, we are forced to move @bad_area label earlier
> causing the various "goto bad_area" cases to hit perf stat code.
>
> - PERF_COUNT_SW_PAGE_FAULTS is NOW updated for access errors which is what
> arm/arm64 seem to be doing as well (with slightly different code)
> - PERF_COUNT_SW_PAGE_FAULTS_{MAJ,MIN} must NOT be updated for the
> error case which is guarded by now setting @fault initial value
> to VM_FAULT_ERROR which serves both cases when handle_mm_fault()
> returns error or is not called at all.
>
> 2. arm/arm64 use two homebrew fault flags VM_FAULT_BAD{MAP,MAPACCESS}
> which I was inclined to add too but seems not needed for ARC
>
> - given that we have everything is 1 function we cabn stil use goto
> - we setup si_code at the right place (arm* do that in the end)
> - we init fault already to error value which guards entry into perf
> stats event update
>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Signed-off-by: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com>
> ---
> arch/arc/mm/fault.c | 9 ++++-----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arc/mm/fault.c b/arch/arc/mm/fault.c
> index 20402217d9da..e93ea06c214c 100644
> --- a/arch/arc/mm/fault.c
> +++ b/arch/arc/mm/fault.c
> @@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ void do_page_fault(unsigned long address, struct pt_regs *regs)
> struct mm_struct *mm = tsk->mm;
> int sig, si_code = SEGV_MAPERR;
> unsigned int write = 0, exec = 0, mask;
> - vm_fault_t fault; /* handle_mm_fault() output */
> + vm_fault_t fault = VM_FAULT_ERROR; /* handle_mm_fault() output */
> unsigned int flags; /* handle_mm_fault() input */
>
> /*
> @@ -155,6 +155,9 @@ void do_page_fault(unsigned long address, struct pt_regs *regs)
> }
> }
>
> +bad_area:
> + up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> +
> /*
> * Major/minor page fault accounting
> * (in case of retry we only land here once)
> @@ -173,13 +176,9 @@ void do_page_fault(unsigned long address, struct pt_regs *regs)
> }
>
> /* Normal return path: fault Handled Gracefully */
> - up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> return;
> }
>
> -bad_area:
> - up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> -
> if (!user_mode(regs))
> goto no_context;
>
>

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