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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <matthew.r.wilcox@intel.com>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>, Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@ml01.01.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Eryu Guan <eguan@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] mm: New pfn_mkwrite same as page_mkwrite for VM_PFNMAP
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:49:03 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150323154903.5f5263095a4f7eff59bc9bb8@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <55100BDC.7000901@plexistor.com>

On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:49:32 +0200 Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com> wrote:

> From: Yigal Korman <yigal@plexistor.com>
> 
> This will allow FS that uses VM_PFNMAP | VM_MIXEDMAP (no page structs)
> to get notified when access is a write to a read-only PFN.
> 
> This can happen if we mmap() a file then first mmap-read from it
> to page-in a read-only PFN, than we mmap-write to the same page.
> 
> We need this functionality to fix a DAX bug, where in the scenario
> above we fail to set ctime/mtime though we modified the file.
> An xfstest is attached to this patchset that shows the failure
> and the fix. (A DAX patch will follow)
> 
> This functionality is extra important for us, because upon
> dirtying of a pmem page we also want to RDMA the page to a
> remote cluster node.
> 
> We define a new pfn_mkwrite and do not reuse page_mkwrite because
>   1 - The name ;-)
>   2 - But mainly because it would take a very long and tedious
>       audit of all page_mkwrite functions of VM_MIXEDMAP/VM_PFNMAP
>       users. To make sure they do not now CRASH. For example current
>       DAX code (which this is for) would crash.
>       If we would want to reuse page_mkwrite, We will need to first
>       patch all users, so to not-crash-on-no-page. Then enable this
>       patch. But even if I did that I would not sleep so well at night.
>       Adding a new vector is the safest thing to do, and is not that
>       expensive. an extra pointer at a static function vector per driver.
>       Also the new vector is better for performance, because else we
>       Will call all current Kernel vectors, so to:
> 	check-ha-no-page-do-nothing and return.
> 
> No need to call it from do_shared_fault because do_wp_page is called to
> change pte permissions anyway.

Looks OK to me.

> --- a/mm/memory.c
> +++ b/mm/memory.c
> @@ -1982,6 +1982,22 @@ static int do_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page *page,
>  	return ret;
>  }
>  
> +static int do_pfn_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address)
> +{
> +	struct vm_fault vmf;
> +
> +	if (!vma->vm_ops || !vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite)
> +		return 0;
> +
> +	vmf.page = 0;
> +	vmf.pgoff = (((address & PAGE_MASK) - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT) +
> +			vma->vm_pgoff;
> +	vmf.virtual_address = (void __user *)(address & PAGE_MASK);
> +	vmf.flags = FAULT_FLAG_WRITE|FAULT_FLAG_MKWRITE;
> +
> +	return vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite(vma, &vmf);
> +}

It might be a little neater to use

	if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite) {
		struct vm_fault vmf = {
			...
		};
		...
	}

>  /*
>   * This routine handles present pages, when users try to write
>   * to a shared page. It is done by copying the page to a new address
> @@ -2025,8 +2041,17 @@ static int do_wp_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>  		 * accounting on raw pfn maps.
>  		 */
>  		if ((vma->vm_flags & (VM_WRITE|VM_SHARED)) ==
> -				     (VM_WRITE|VM_SHARED))
> +				     (VM_WRITE|VM_SHARED)) {
> +			pte_unmap_unlock(page_table, ptl);
> +			ret = do_pfn_mkwrite(vma, address);
> +			if (ret & VM_FAULT_ERROR)
> +				return ret;
> +			page_table = pte_offset_map_lock(mm, pmd, address,
> +							 &ptl);
> +			if (!pte_same(*page_table, orig_pte))
> +				goto unlock;
>  			goto reuse;
> +		}
>  		goto gotten;

There are significant pending changes in this area.  See linux-next,
or http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/mm-refactor-*

WARNING: multiple messages have this Message-ID
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <matthew.r.wilcox@intel.com>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>, Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@ml01.01.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Eryu Guan <eguan@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] mm: New pfn_mkwrite same as page_mkwrite for VM_PFNMAP
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:49:03 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150323154903.5f5263095a4f7eff59bc9bb8@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <55100BDC.7000901@plexistor.com>

On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:49:32 +0200 Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com> wrote:

> From: Yigal Korman <yigal@plexistor.com>
> 
> This will allow FS that uses VM_PFNMAP | VM_MIXEDMAP (no page structs)
> to get notified when access is a write to a read-only PFN.
> 
> This can happen if we mmap() a file then first mmap-read from it
> to page-in a read-only PFN, than we mmap-write to the same page.
> 
> We need this functionality to fix a DAX bug, where in the scenario
> above we fail to set ctime/mtime though we modified the file.
> An xfstest is attached to this patchset that shows the failure
> and the fix. (A DAX patch will follow)
> 
> This functionality is extra important for us, because upon
> dirtying of a pmem page we also want to RDMA the page to a
> remote cluster node.
> 
> We define a new pfn_mkwrite and do not reuse page_mkwrite because
>   1 - The name ;-)
>   2 - But mainly because it would take a very long and tedious
>       audit of all page_mkwrite functions of VM_MIXEDMAP/VM_PFNMAP
>       users. To make sure they do not now CRASH. For example current
>       DAX code (which this is for) would crash.
>       If we would want to reuse page_mkwrite, We will need to first
>       patch all users, so to not-crash-on-no-page. Then enable this
>       patch. But even if I did that I would not sleep so well at night.
>       Adding a new vector is the safest thing to do, and is not that
>       expensive. an extra pointer at a static function vector per driver.
>       Also the new vector is better for performance, because else we
>       Will call all current Kernel vectors, so to:
> 	check-ha-no-page-do-nothing and return.
> 
> No need to call it from do_shared_fault because do_wp_page is called to
> change pte permissions anyway.

Looks OK to me.

> --- a/mm/memory.c
> +++ b/mm/memory.c
> @@ -1982,6 +1982,22 @@ static int do_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page *page,
>  	return ret;
>  }
>  
> +static int do_pfn_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address)
> +{
> +	struct vm_fault vmf;
> +
> +	if (!vma->vm_ops || !vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite)
> +		return 0;
> +
> +	vmf.page = 0;
> +	vmf.pgoff = (((address & PAGE_MASK) - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT) +
> +			vma->vm_pgoff;
> +	vmf.virtual_address = (void __user *)(address & PAGE_MASK);
> +	vmf.flags = FAULT_FLAG_WRITE|FAULT_FLAG_MKWRITE;
> +
> +	return vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite(vma, &vmf);
> +}

It might be a little neater to use

	if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->pfn_mkwrite) {
		struct vm_fault vmf = {
			...
		};
		...
	}

>  /*
>   * This routine handles present pages, when users try to write
>   * to a shared page. It is done by copying the page to a new address
> @@ -2025,8 +2041,17 @@ static int do_wp_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>  		 * accounting on raw pfn maps.
>  		 */
>  		if ((vma->vm_flags & (VM_WRITE|VM_SHARED)) ==
> -				     (VM_WRITE|VM_SHARED))
> +				     (VM_WRITE|VM_SHARED)) {
> +			pte_unmap_unlock(page_table, ptl);
> +			ret = do_pfn_mkwrite(vma, address);
> +			if (ret & VM_FAULT_ERROR)
> +				return ret;
> +			page_table = pte_offset_map_lock(mm, pmd, address,
> +							 &ptl);
> +			if (!pte_same(*page_table, orig_pte))
> +				goto unlock;
>  			goto reuse;
> +		}
>  		goto gotten;

There are significant pending changes in this area.  See linux-next,
or http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/mm-refactor-*

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  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-23 22:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-23 12:47 [PATCH 0/3 v3] dax: Fix mmap-write not updating c/mtime Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 12:47 ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 12:49 ` [PATCH 1/3] mm: New pfn_mkwrite same as page_mkwrite for VM_PFNMAP Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 22:49   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2015-03-23 22:49     ` Andrew Morton
2015-03-23 12:52 ` [PATCH 2/3] dax: use pfn_mkwrite to update c/mtime + freeze protection Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 12:54 ` [PATCH 3/3] RFC: dax: dax_prepare_freeze Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 22:40   ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-23 22:40     ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-24  6:14     ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-24  6:14       ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  2:22       ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  2:22         ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  8:10         ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  9:29           ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  9:29             ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 10:19             ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 10:19               ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 20:00               ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 20:00                 ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-26  8:02                 ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-26 20:58                   ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-26 20:58                     ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-24 12:37   ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-24 12:37     ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  2:26     ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  2:26       ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  8:31       ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  8:31         ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  9:41         ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  9:41           ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 10:40           ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 10:40             ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 20:05             ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 20:05               ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-23 12:56 ` [PATCH v4] xfstest: generic/080 test that mmap-write updates c/mtime Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 13:34 [PATCH 0/3 v4] dax: some dax fixes and cleanups Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 13:38 ` [PATCH 1/3] mm: New pfn_mkwrite same as page_mkwrite for VM_PFNMAP Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 14:34   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-03-26  7:49     ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 15:08   ` Dave Hansen
2015-03-25 15:13     ` Kirill A. Shutemov

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