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From: Guo Ren <guoren@kernel.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com>,
	Russell King <linux@armlinux.org.uk>,
	Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>,
	Nick Hu <nickhu@andestech.com>, Greentime Hu <green.hu@gmail.com>,
	Vincent Chen <deanbo422@gmail.com>, Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>,
	Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>,
	Rich Felker <dalias@libc.org>, Geoff Levand <geoff@infradead.org>,
	Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>,
	Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>, Alex Shi <alexs@kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	linux-csky@vger.kernel.org, linux-mips@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org, linux-sh@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mmc@vger.kernel.org, linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: flush_kernel_dcache_page fixes and removal
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:13:10 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJF2gTRaRp2nVKGp3+vVnQ3RCvaDxsgHh_vhPTuOxnT51XBXFg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210712060928.4161649-1-hch@lst.de>

Acked-by for csky abiv1 part.(No change to our execution path after
the patch set.)

On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 2:10 PM Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> while looking to convert the block layer away from kmap_atomic towards
> kmap_local_page and prefeably the helpers that abstract it away I noticed
> that a few block drivers directly or implicitly call
> flush_kernel_dcache_page before kunmapping a page that has been written
> to.  flush_kernel_dcache_page is documented to to be used in such cases,
> but flush_dcache_page is actually required when the page could be in
> the page cache and mapped to userspace, which is pretty much always the
> case when kmapping an arbitrary page.  Unfortunately the documentation
> doesn't exactly make that clear, which lead to this misused.  And it turns
> out that only the copy_strings / copy_string_kernel in the exec code
> were actually correct users of flush_kernel_dcache_page, which is why
> I think we should just remove it and eat the very minor overhead in
> exec rather than confusing poor driver writers.
>
> Diffstat:
>  Documentation/core-api/cachetlb.rst                    |   86 +++++++----------
>  Documentation/translations/zh_CN/core-api/cachetlb.rst |    9 -
>  arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h                      |    4
>  arch/arm/mm/flush.c                                    |   33 ------
>  arch/arm/mm/nommu.c                                    |    6 -
>  arch/csky/abiv1/cacheflush.c                           |   11 --
>  arch/csky/abiv1/inc/abi/cacheflush.h                   |    4
>  arch/mips/include/asm/cacheflush.h                     |    8 -
>  arch/nds32/include/asm/cacheflush.h                    |    3
>  arch/nds32/mm/cacheflush.c                             |    9 -
>  arch/parisc/include/asm/cacheflush.h                   |    8 -
>  arch/parisc/kernel/cache.c                             |    3
>  arch/sh/include/asm/cacheflush.h                       |    8 -
>  block/blk-map.c                                        |    2
>  drivers/block/ps3disk.c                                |    2
>  drivers/mmc/host/jz4740_mmc.c                          |    4
>  drivers/mmc/host/mmc_spi.c                             |    2
>  drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c                          |    1
>  fs/exec.c                                              |    6 -
>  include/linux/highmem.h                                |    5
>  lib/scatterlist.c                                      |    5
>  tools/testing/scatterlist/linux/mm.h                   |    1
>  22 files changed, 55 insertions(+), 165 deletions(-)



-- 
Best Regards
 Guo Ren

ML: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-csky/

WARNING: multiple messages have this Message-ID
From: Guo Ren <guoren@kernel.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	 Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	 "James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com>,
	 Russell King <linux@armlinux.org.uk>,
	Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>,
	 Nick Hu <nickhu@andestech.com>,
	Greentime Hu <green.hu@gmail.com>,
	 Vincent Chen <deanbo422@gmail.com>, Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>,
	 Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>,
	Rich Felker <dalias@libc.org>,
	 Geoff Levand <geoff@infradead.org>,
	Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>,
	 Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>,
	Alex Shi <alexs@kernel.org>,
	 Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	 Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	linux-csky@vger.kernel.org,  linux-mips@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org,  linux-sh@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mmc@vger.kernel.org,  linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: flush_kernel_dcache_page fixes and removal
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:13:10 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJF2gTRaRp2nVKGp3+vVnQ3RCvaDxsgHh_vhPTuOxnT51XBXFg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210712060928.4161649-1-hch@lst.de>

Acked-by for csky abiv1 part.(No change to our execution path after
the patch set.)

On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 2:10 PM Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> while looking to convert the block layer away from kmap_atomic towards
> kmap_local_page and prefeably the helpers that abstract it away I noticed
> that a few block drivers directly or implicitly call
> flush_kernel_dcache_page before kunmapping a page that has been written
> to.  flush_kernel_dcache_page is documented to to be used in such cases,
> but flush_dcache_page is actually required when the page could be in
> the page cache and mapped to userspace, which is pretty much always the
> case when kmapping an arbitrary page.  Unfortunately the documentation
> doesn't exactly make that clear, which lead to this misused.  And it turns
> out that only the copy_strings / copy_string_kernel in the exec code
> were actually correct users of flush_kernel_dcache_page, which is why
> I think we should just remove it and eat the very minor overhead in
> exec rather than confusing poor driver writers.
>
> Diffstat:
>  Documentation/core-api/cachetlb.rst                    |   86 +++++++----------
>  Documentation/translations/zh_CN/core-api/cachetlb.rst |    9 -
>  arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h                      |    4
>  arch/arm/mm/flush.c                                    |   33 ------
>  arch/arm/mm/nommu.c                                    |    6 -
>  arch/csky/abiv1/cacheflush.c                           |   11 --
>  arch/csky/abiv1/inc/abi/cacheflush.h                   |    4
>  arch/mips/include/asm/cacheflush.h                     |    8 -
>  arch/nds32/include/asm/cacheflush.h                    |    3
>  arch/nds32/mm/cacheflush.c                             |    9 -
>  arch/parisc/include/asm/cacheflush.h                   |    8 -
>  arch/parisc/kernel/cache.c                             |    3
>  arch/sh/include/asm/cacheflush.h                       |    8 -
>  block/blk-map.c                                        |    2
>  drivers/block/ps3disk.c                                |    2
>  drivers/mmc/host/jz4740_mmc.c                          |    4
>  drivers/mmc/host/mmc_spi.c                             |    2
>  drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c                          |    1
>  fs/exec.c                                              |    6 -
>  include/linux/highmem.h                                |    5
>  lib/scatterlist.c                                      |    5
>  tools/testing/scatterlist/linux/mm.h                   |    1
>  22 files changed, 55 insertions(+), 165 deletions(-)



-- 
Best Regards
 Guo Ren

ML: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-csky/

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-07-14  3:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-12  6:09 Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09 ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09 ` [PATCH 1/6] mmc: JZ4740: remove the flush_kernel_dcache_page call in jz4740_mmc_read_data Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-19  8:15   ` Paul Cercueil
2021-07-19  8:15     ` Paul Cercueil
2021-08-04 11:12   ` Ulf Hansson
2021-08-04 11:12     ` Ulf Hansson
2021-08-04 11:12     ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-12  6:09 ` [PATCH 2/6] mmc: mmc_spi: replace flush_kernel_dcache_page with flush_dcache_page Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-08-04 11:12   ` Ulf Hansson
2021-08-04 11:12     ` Ulf Hansson
2021-08-04 11:12     ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-12  6:09 ` [PATCH 3/6] ps3disk: " Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-19  3:07   ` Geoff Levand
2021-07-19  3:07     ` Geoff Levand
2021-07-12  6:09 ` [PATCH 4/6] scatterlist: " Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09 ` [PATCH 5/6] aacraid: remove an unused include Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-19  1:50   ` Martin K. Petersen
2021-07-19  1:50     ` Martin K. Petersen
2021-07-12  6:09 ` [PATCH 6/6] mm: remove flush_kernel_dcache_page Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12  6:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-12 23:56   ` Ira Weiny
2021-07-12 23:56     ` Ira Weiny
2021-07-12 19:24 ` flush_kernel_dcache_page fixes and removal Linus Torvalds
2021-07-12 19:24   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-12 19:24   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-13  5:46   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-13  5:46     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-13  8:46 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-07-13  8:46   ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-07-13  9:11   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-13  9:11     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-19  5:38   ` Herbert Xu
2021-07-19  5:38     ` Herbert Xu
2021-07-19 15:42     ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-07-19 15:42       ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-07-14  3:13 ` Guo Ren [this message]
2021-07-14  3:13   ` Guo Ren
2021-07-14  3:13   ` Guo Ren

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