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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 01/19] fs/locks: Export F_LAYOUT lease to user space
On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 09:52:31AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 03:58:15PM -0700, ira.weiny@intel.com wrote:
> > From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
> >
> > In order to support an opt-in policy for users to allow long term pins
> > of FS DAX pages we need to export the LAYOUT lease to user space.
> >
> > This is the first of 2 new lease flags which must be used to allow a
> > long term pin to be made on a file.
> >
> > After the complete series:
> >
> > 0) Registrations to Device DAX char devs are not affected
> >
> > 1) The user has to opt in to allowing page pins on a file with an exclusive
> > layout lease. Both exclusive and layout lease flags are user visible now.
> >
> > 2) page pins will fail if the lease is not active when the file back page is
> > encountered.
> >
> > 3) Any truncate or hole punch operation on a pinned DAX page will fail.
> >
> > 4) The user has the option of holding the lease or releasing it. If they
> > release it no other pin calls will work on the file.
> >
> > 5) Closing the file is ok.
> >
> > 6) Unmapping the file is ok
> >
> > 7) Pins against the files are tracked back to an owning file or an owning mm
> > depending on the internal subsystem needs. With RDMA there is an owning
> > file which is related to the pined file.
> >
> > 8) Only RDMA is currently supported
> >
> > 9) Truncation of pages which are not actively pinned nor covered by a lease
> > will succeed.
>
> This has nothing to do with layout leases or what they provide
> access arbitration over. Layout leases have _nothing_ to do with
> page pinning or RDMA - they arbitrate behaviour the file offset ->
> physical block device mapping within the filesystem and the
> behaviour that will occur when a specific lease is held.
>
> The commit descripting needs to describe what F_LAYOUT actually
> protects, when they'll get broken, etc, not how RDMA is going to use
> it.

Ok yes I've been lax in mixing the cover letter for the series and this first
commit message. My apologies.

>
> > @@ -2022,8 +2030,26 @@ static int do_fcntl_add_lease(unsigned int fd, struct file *filp, long arg)
> > struct file_lock *fl;
> > struct fasync_struct *new;
> > int error;
> > + unsigned int flags = 0;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * NOTE on F_LAYOUT lease
> > + *
> > + * LAYOUT lease types are taken on files which the user knows that
> > + * they will be pinning in memory for some indeterminate amount of
> > + * time.
>
> Indeed, layout leases have nothing to do with pinning of memory.

Yep, Fair enough. I'll rework the comment.

> That's something an application taht uses layout leases might do,
> but it largely irrelevant to the functionality layout leases
> provide. What needs to be done here is explain what the layout lease
> API actually guarantees w.r.t. the physical file layout, not what
> some application is going to do with a lease. e.g.
>
> The layout lease F_RDLCK guarantees that the holder will be
> notified that the physical file layout is about to be
> changed, and that it needs to release any resources it has
> over the range of this lease, drop the lease and then
> request it again to wait for the kernel to finish whatever
> it is doing on that range.
>
> The layout lease F_RDLCK also allows the holder to modify
> the physical layout of the file. If an operation from the
> lease holder occurs that would modify the layout, that lease
> holder does not get notification that a change will occur,
> but it will block until all other F_RDLCK leases have been
> released by their holders before going ahead.
>
> If there is a F_WRLCK lease held on the file, then a F_RDLCK
> holder will fail any operation that may modify the physical
> layout of the file. F_WRLCK provides exclusive physical
> modification access to the holder, guaranteeing nothing else
> will change the layout of the file while it holds the lease.
>
> The F_WRLCK holder can change the physical layout of the
> file if it so desires, this will block while F_RDLCK holders
> are notified and release their leases before the
> modification will take place.
>
> We need to define the semantics we expose to userspace first.....

Agreed. I believe I have implemented the semantics you describe above. Do I
have your permission to use your verbiage as part of reworking the comment and
commit message?

Thanks,
Ira

>
> Cheers,
>
> Dave.
> --
> Dave Chinner
> david@fromorbit.com
>

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