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From: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
To: Seth Jennings <sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@oracle.com>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	Nitin Gupta <ngupta@vflare.org>,
	Robert Jennings <rcj@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, devel@driverdev.osuosl.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] zsmalloc: add details to zs_map_object boiler plate
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:35:43 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4FFB94FF.8030401@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1341263752-10210-4-git-send-email-sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On 07/03/2012 06:15 AM, Seth Jennings wrote:
> Add information on the usage limits of zs_map_object()
> 
> Signed-off-by: Seth Jennings <sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>  drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c |    7 ++++++-
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c b/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> index 4942d41..abf7c13 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> @@ -747,7 +747,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(zs_free);
>   *
>   * Before using an object allocated from zs_malloc, it must be mapped using
>   * this function. When done with the object, it must be unmapped using
> - * zs_unmap_object
> + * zs_unmap_object.
> + *
> + * Only one object can be mapped per cpu at a time. There is no protection
> + * against nested mappings.
> + *
> + * This function returns with preemption and page faults disabled.
>  */
>  void *zs_map_object(struct zs_pool *pool, unsigned long handle)
>  {
> 

The comment is good but I hope we can detect it automatically with DEBUG
option. It wouldn't be hard but it's a debug patch so not critical
until we receive some report about the bug.

The possibility for nesting is that it is used by irq context.

A uses the mapping
.
.
.
IRQ happen
	B uses the mapping in IRQ context
	.
	.
	.

Maybe we need local_irq_save/restore in zs_[un]map_object path.

-- 
Kind regards,
Minchan Kim



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From: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
To: Seth Jennings <sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@oracle.com>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	Nitin Gupta <ngupta@vflare.org>,
	Robert Jennings <rcj@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, devel@driverdev.osuosl.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] zsmalloc: add details to zs_map_object boiler plate
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:35:43 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4FFB94FF.8030401@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1341263752-10210-4-git-send-email-sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On 07/03/2012 06:15 AM, Seth Jennings wrote:
> Add information on the usage limits of zs_map_object()
> 
> Signed-off-by: Seth Jennings <sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>  drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c |    7 ++++++-
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c b/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> index 4942d41..abf7c13 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> @@ -747,7 +747,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(zs_free);
>   *
>   * Before using an object allocated from zs_malloc, it must be mapped using
>   * this function. When done with the object, it must be unmapped using
> - * zs_unmap_object
> + * zs_unmap_object.
> + *
> + * Only one object can be mapped per cpu at a time. There is no protection
> + * against nested mappings.
> + *
> + * This function returns with preemption and page faults disabled.
>  */
>  void *zs_map_object(struct zs_pool *pool, unsigned long handle)
>  {
> 

The comment is good but I hope we can detect it automatically with DEBUG
option. It wouldn't be hard but it's a debug patch so not critical
until we receive some report about the bug.

The possibility for nesting is that it is used by irq context.

A uses the mapping
.
.
.
IRQ happen
	B uses the mapping in IRQ context
	.
	.
	.

Maybe we need local_irq_save/restore in zs_[un]map_object path.

-- 
Kind regards,
Minchan Kim


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  reply	other threads:[~2012-07-10  2:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 62+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-07-02 21:15 [PATCH 0/4] zsmalloc improvements Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15 ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15 ` [PATCH 1/4] zsmalloc: remove x86 dependency Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-10  2:21   ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-10  2:21     ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-10 15:29     ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-10 15:29       ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11  7:27       ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11  7:27         ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11 18:26   ` Nitin Gupta
2012-07-11 18:26     ` Nitin Gupta
2012-07-11 20:32     ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 20:32       ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 22:42       ` Nitin Gupta
2012-07-11 22:42         ` Nitin Gupta
2012-07-12  0:23         ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-12  0:23           ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15 ` [PATCH 2/4] zsmalloc: add single-page object fastpath in unmap Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-10  2:25   ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-10  2:25     ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-02 21:15 ` [PATCH 3/4] zsmalloc: add details to zs_map_object boiler plate Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-10  2:35   ` Minchan Kim [this message]
2012-07-10  2:35     ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-10 15:17     ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-10 15:17       ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11  7:42       ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11  7:42         ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11 14:15         ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 14:15           ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-12  1:15           ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-12  1:15             ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-12 19:54             ` Dan Magenheimer
2012-07-12 19:54               ` Dan Magenheimer
2012-07-12 22:46               ` Dan Magenheimer
2012-07-12 22:46                 ` Dan Magenheimer
2012-07-02 21:15 ` [PATCH 4/4] zsmalloc: add mapping modes Seth Jennings
2012-07-02 21:15   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-04  5:33 ` [PATCH 0/4] zsmalloc improvements Minchan Kim
2012-07-04  5:33   ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-04 20:43 ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2012-07-04 20:43   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2012-07-06 15:07   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-06 15:07     ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-09 13:58     ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-09 13:58       ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 19:42       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2012-07-11 19:42         ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2012-07-11 20:48         ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 20:48           ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-12 10:40           ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2012-07-12 10:40             ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2012-07-11  7:03 ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11  7:03   ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11 14:00   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 14:00     ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-12  1:01     ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-12  1:01       ` Minchan Kim
2012-07-11 19:16   ` Seth Jennings
2012-07-11 19:16     ` Seth Jennings

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