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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 00/19] RDMA/FS DAX truncate proposal V1,000,002 ;-)
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On 8/21/19 11:13 AM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> 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.


If you do that, it might make it a lot simpler to add lease support
to drivers like XDP, which is otherwise looking pretty difficult to
set up with an fd. (It's socket-based, and not immediately clear where
to connect up the fd.)


thanks,
--
John Hubbard
NVIDIA

>
> 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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