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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] mm, notifier: Add a lockdep map for invalidate_range_start/end
On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:18:59AM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> This is a similar idea to the fs_reclaim fake lockdep lock. It's
> fairly easy to provoke a specific notifier to be run on a specific
> range: Just prep it, and then munmap() it.
> A bit harder, but still doable, is to provoke the mmu notifiers for
> all the various callchains that might lead to them. But both at the
> same time is really hard to reliable hit, especially when you want to
> exercise paths like direct reclaim or compaction, where it's not
> easy to control what exactly will be unmapped.
> By introducing a lockdep map to tie them all together we allow lockdep
> to see a lot more dependencies, without having to actually hit them
> in a single challchain while testing.
> On Jason's suggestion this is is rolled out for both
> invalidate_range_start and invalidate_range_end. They both have the
> same calling context, hence we can share the same lockdep map. Note
> that the annotation for invalidate_ranage_start is outside of the
> mm_has_notifiers(), to make sure lockdep is informed about all paths
> leading to this context irrespective of whether mmu notifiers are
> present for a given context. We don't do that on the
> invalidate_range_end side to avoid paying the overhead twice, there
> the lockdep annotation is pushed down behind the mm_has_notifiers()
> check.
> v2: Use lock_map_acquire/release() like fs_reclaim, to avoid confusion
> with this being a real mutex (Chris Wilson).
> v3: Rebase on top of Glisse's arg rework.
> v4: Also annotate invalidate_range_end (Jason Gunthorpe)
> Also annotate invalidate_range_start_nonblock, I somehow missed that
> one in the first version.
> Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <>
> Cc: Chris Wilson <>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <>
> Cc: David Rientjes <>
> Cc: "Jérôme Glisse" <>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <>
> Cc: "Christian König" <>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> Cc: Daniel Vetter <>
> Cc: Mike Rapoport <>
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <>
> ---
> include/linux/mmu_notifier.h | 8 ++++++++
> mm/mmu_notifier.c | 9 +++++++++
> 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+)

Reviewed-by: Jason Gunthorpe <>


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