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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 00/19] RDMA/FS DAX truncate proposal V1,000,002 ;-)
On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:02:00AM -0700, Ira Weiny wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 08:55:15AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:12:10AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 09:38:41AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 07:24:09PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > So that leaves just the normal close() syscall exit case, where the
> > > > > application has full control of the order in which resources are
> > > > > released. We've already established that we can block in this
> > > > > context. Blocking in an interruptible state will allow fatal signal
> > > > > delivery to wake us, and then we fall into the
> > > > > fatal_signal_pending() case if we get a SIGKILL while blocking.
> > > >
> > > > The major problem with RDMA is that it doesn't always wait on close() for the
> > > > MR holding the page pins to be destoyed. This is done to avoid a
> > > > deadlock of the form:
> > > >
> > > > uverbs_destroy_ufile_hw()
> > > > mutex_lock()
> > > > [..]
> > > > mmput()
> > > > exit_mmap()
> > > > remove_vma()
> > > > fput();
> > > > file_operations->release()
> > >
> > > I think this is wrong, and I'm pretty sure it's an example of why
> > > the final __fput() call is moved out of line.
> >
> > Yes, I think so too, all I can say is this *used* to happen, as we
> > have special code avoiding it, which is the code that is messing up
> > Ira's lifetime model.
> >
> > Ira, you could try unraveling the special locking, that solves your
> > lifetime issues?
>
> Yes I will try to prove this out... But I'm still not sure this fully solves
> the problem.
>
> This only ensures that the process which has the RDMA context (RDMA FD) is safe
> with regard to hanging the close for the "data file FD" (the file which has
> pinned pages) in that _same_ process. But what about the scenario.

Oh, I didn't think we were talking about that. Hanging the close of
the datafile fd contingent on some other FD's closure is a recipe for
deadlock..

IMHO the pin refcnt is held by the driver char dev FD, that is the
object you need to make it visible against.

Why not just have a single table someplace of all the layout leases
with the file they are held on and the FD/socket/etc that is holding
the pin? Make it independent of processes and FDs?

Jason

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