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Subject: Re: [patch RFC 00/15] mm/highmem: Provide a preemptible variant of kmap_atomic & friends
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 12:35:15 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKMK7uHTVJL2jGtCg61zG=myiF1BSk+yDdRYikcm-Mq_1TQWMQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200919091751.011116649@linutronix.de>

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 11:50 AM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
>
> First of all, sorry for the horribly big Cc list!
>
> Following up to the discussion in:
>
>   https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200914204209.256266093@linutronix.de
>
> this provides a preemptible variant of kmap_atomic & related
> interfaces. This is achieved by:
>
>  - Consolidating all kmap atomic implementations in generic code
>
>  - Switching from per CPU storage of the kmap index to a per task storage
>
>  - Adding a pteval array to the per task storage which contains the ptevals
>    of the currently active temporary kmaps
>
>  - Adding context switch code which checks whether the outgoing or the
>    incoming task has active temporary kmaps. If so, the outgoing task's
>    kmaps are removed and the incoming task's kmaps are restored.
>
>  - Adding new interfaces k[un]map_temporary*() which are not disabling
>    preemption and can be called from any context (except NMI).
>
>    Contrary to kmap() which provides preemptible and "persistant" mappings,
>    these interfaces are meant to replace the temporary mappings provided by
>    kmap_atomic*() today.
>
> This allows to get rid of conditional mapping choices and allows to have
> preemptible short term mappings on 64bit which are today enforced to be
> non-preemptible due to the highmem constraints. It clearly puts overhead on
> the highmem users, but highmem is slow anyway.
>
> This is not a wholesale conversion which makes kmap_atomic magically
> preemptible because there might be usage sites which rely on the implicit
> preempt disable. So this needs to be done on a case by case basis and the
> call sites converted to kmap_temporary.
>
> Note, that this is only lightly tested on X86 and completely untested on
> all other architectures.
>
> The lot is also available from
>
>    git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tglx/devel.git highmem

I think it should be the case, but I want to double check: Will
copy_*_user be allowed within a kmap_temporary section? This would
allow us to ditch an absolute pile of slowpaths.
-Daniel

>
> Thanks,
>
>         tglx
> ---
>  a/arch/arm/mm/highmem.c               |  121 ---------------------
>  a/arch/microblaze/mm/highmem.c        |   78 -------------
>  a/arch/nds32/mm/highmem.c             |   48 --------
>  a/arch/powerpc/mm/highmem.c           |   67 -----------
>  a/arch/sparc/mm/highmem.c             |  115 --------------------
>  arch/arc/Kconfig                      |    1
>  arch/arc/include/asm/highmem.h        |    8 +
>  arch/arc/mm/highmem.c                 |   44 -------
>  arch/arm/Kconfig                      |    1
>  arch/arm/include/asm/highmem.h        |   30 +++--
>  arch/arm/mm/Makefile                  |    1
>  arch/csky/Kconfig                     |    1
>  arch/csky/include/asm/highmem.h       |    4
>  arch/csky/mm/highmem.c                |   75 -------------
>  arch/microblaze/Kconfig               |    1
>  arch/microblaze/include/asm/highmem.h |    6 -
>  arch/microblaze/mm/Makefile           |    1
>  arch/microblaze/mm/init.c             |    6 -
>  arch/mips/Kconfig                     |    1
>  arch/mips/include/asm/highmem.h       |    4
>  arch/mips/mm/highmem.c                |   77 -------------
>  arch/mips/mm/init.c                   |    3
>  arch/nds32/Kconfig.cpu                |    1
>  arch/nds32/include/asm/highmem.h      |   21 ++-
>  arch/nds32/mm/Makefile                |    1
>  arch/powerpc/Kconfig                  |    1
>  arch/powerpc/include/asm/highmem.h    |    6 -
>  arch/powerpc/mm/Makefile              |    1
>  arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c                 |    7 -
>  arch/sparc/Kconfig                    |    1
>  arch/sparc/include/asm/highmem.h      |    7 -
>  arch/sparc/mm/Makefile                |    3
>  arch/sparc/mm/srmmu.c                 |    2
>  arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h         |    1
>  arch/x86/include/asm/highmem.h        |   12 +-
>  arch/x86/include/asm/iomap.h          |   29 +++--
>  arch/x86/mm/highmem_32.c              |   59 ----------
>  arch/x86/mm/init_32.c                 |   15 --
>  arch/x86/mm/iomap_32.c                |   57 ----------
>  arch/xtensa/Kconfig                   |    1
>  arch/xtensa/include/asm/highmem.h     |    9 +
>  arch/xtensa/mm/highmem.c              |   44 -------
>  b/arch/x86/Kconfig                    |    3
>  include/linux/highmem.h               |  141 +++++++++++++++---------
>  include/linux/io-mapping.h            |    2
>  include/linux/sched.h                 |    9 +
>  kernel/sched/core.c                   |   10 +
>  mm/Kconfig                            |    3
>  mm/highmem.c                          |  192 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>  49 files changed, 422 insertions(+), 909 deletions(-)



-- 
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-19  9:17 Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 01/15] mm/highmem: Un-EXPORT __kmap_atomic_idx() Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-21  6:23   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 02/15] highmem: Provide generic variant of kmap_atomic* Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-21  6:28   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 03/15] x86/mm/highmem: Use generic kmap atomic implementation Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 04/15] arc/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 05/15] ARM: highmem: Switch to generic kmap atomic Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 06/15] csky/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-23  0:05   ` Guo Ren
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 07/15] microblaze/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:17 ` [patch RFC 08/15] mips/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 09/15] nds32/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 10/15] powerpc/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 11/15] sparc/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 12/15] xtensa/mm/highmem: " Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 13/15] mm/highmem: Remove the old kmap_atomic cruft Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 14/15] sched: highmem: Store temporary kmaps in task struct Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19  9:18 ` [patch RFC 15/15] mm/highmem: Provide kmap_temporary* Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19 10:35 ` Daniel Vetter [this message]
2020-09-19 10:37   ` [patch RFC 00/15] mm/highmem: Provide a preemptible variant of kmap_atomic & friends Daniel Vetter
2020-09-20  6:23     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-20  8:23       ` Daniel Vetter
2020-09-20 17:24         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-19 17:18 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-19 17:39   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-19 19:13     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-21 19:58     ` Ira Weiny
2020-09-20  6:41   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-20  8:49     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-20 16:57       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-20 17:40         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-20 17:42           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-20 17:58             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-21  7:39             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-21 16:24               ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-21 19:27                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-23  8:40                   ` peterz
2020-09-23 13:35                     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-23 15:52                     ` Steven Rostedt
2020-09-23 20:55                       ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-23 21:12                         ` Steven Rostedt
2020-09-24  6:57                           ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-24 12:32                             ` Steven Rostedt
2020-09-24 12:42                               ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-09-24 13:51                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2020-09-24 13:58                                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-09-24 17:55                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-24 18:58                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2020-09-24  8:27                       ` peterz
2020-09-24 19:36                         ` Daniel Bristot de Oliveira
2020-09-23 10:19                   ` peterz
2020-09-23 12:33                     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-09-23 14:33                   ` Thomas Gleixner

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