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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v12 04/22] mm: devmap: refactor 1-based refcounting for ZONE_DEVICE pages
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 01:37:12 -0800
Message-ID: <20200116093712.GA11011@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4707f191-86f8-db4a-c3de-0a84b415b658@nvidia.com>

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 01:19:41PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
> On 1/15/20 7:23 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> ...
> > 
> > I'm really not sold on this scheme.  Note that I think it is
> > particularly bad, but it also doesn't seem any better than what
> > we had before, and it introduced quite a bit more code.
> > 
> 
> Hi Christoph,
> 
> All by itself, yes. But the very next patch (which needs a little 
> rework for other reasons, so not included here) needs to reuse some of 
> these functions within __unpin_devmap_managed_user_page():

Well, then combine it with the series that actually does the change.

Also my vaguely recollection is that we had some idea on how to get rid
of the off by one refcounting for the zone device pages, which would be
a much better outcome.

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Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-07 22:45 [PATCH v12 00/22] mm/gup: prereqs to track dma-pinned pages: FOLL_PIN John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 01/22] mm/gup: factor out duplicate code from four routines John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 02/22] mm/gup: move try_get_compound_head() to top, fix minor issues John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 03/22] mm: Cleanup __put_devmap_managed_page() vs ->page_free() John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 04/22] mm: devmap: refactor 1-based refcounting for ZONE_DEVICE pages John Hubbard
2020-01-15 15:23   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-15 21:19     ` John Hubbard
2020-01-16  9:37       ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2020-01-16 20:30         ` John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 05/22] goldish_pipe: rename local pin_user_pages() routine John Hubbard
2020-01-15 15:23   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 06/22] mm: fix get_user_pages_remote()'s handling of FOLL_LONGTERM John Hubbard
2020-01-15 15:24   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 07/22] vfio: fix FOLL_LONGTERM use, simplify get_user_pages_remote() call John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 08/22] mm/gup: allow FOLL_FORCE for get_user_pages_fast() John Hubbard
2020-01-15 15:25   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 09/22] IB/umem: use get_user_pages_fast() to pin DMA pages John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 10/22] media/v4l2-core: set pages dirty upon releasing DMA buffers John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 11/22] mm/gup: introduce pin_user_pages*() and FOLL_PIN John Hubbard
2020-01-15 15:30   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-15 21:34     ` John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 12/22] goldish_pipe: convert to pin_user_pages() and put_user_page() John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 13/22] IB/{core,hw,umem}: set FOLL_PIN via pin_user_pages*(), fix up ODP John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 14/22] mm/process_vm_access: set FOLL_PIN via pin_user_pages_remote() John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 15/22] drm/via: set FOLL_PIN via pin_user_pages_fast() John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 16/22] fs/io_uring: set FOLL_PIN via pin_user_pages() John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 17/22] net/xdp: " John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 18/22] media/v4l2-core: pin_user_pages (FOLL_PIN) and put_user_page() conversion John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 19/22] vfio, mm: " John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 20/22] powerpc: book3s64: convert to pin_user_pages() and put_user_page() John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 21/22] mm/gup_benchmark: use proper FOLL_WRITE flags instead of hard-coding "1" John Hubbard
2020-01-07 22:45 ` [PATCH v12 22/22] mm, tree-wide: rename put_user_page*() to unpin_user_page*() John Hubbard
2020-01-15 15:26   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-09 22:07 ` [PATCH v12 00/22] mm/gup: prereqs to track dma-pinned pages: FOLL_PIN John Hubbard
2020-01-14 20:15   ` John Hubbard
2020-01-14 23:29     ` Andrew Morton

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