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From: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] hugetlbfs: Limit wait time when trying to share huge PMD
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:53:43 -0400
Message-ID: <f22d641f-d36e-e61e-70aa-3e54632485fe@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190912044002.xp3c7jbpbmq4dbz6@linux-p48b>

On 9/12/19 12:40 AM, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
>
> I also think that the right solution is within the mm instead of adding
> a new api to rwsem and the extra complexity/overhead to osq _just_ for
> this
> case. We've managed to not need timeout extensions in our locking
> primitives
> thus far, which is a good thing imo. 

Adding a variant with timeout can be useful in resolving some potential
deadlock issues found by lockdep. Anyway, there were talk about merging
rt-mutex and regular mutex in the LPC last week. So we will need to have
mutex_lock() variant with timeout for that to happen.

Cheers,
Longman


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Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-11 15:05 [PATCH 0/5] hugetlbfs: Disable PMD sharing for large systems Waiman Long
2019-09-11 15:05 ` [PATCH 1/5] locking/rwsem: Add down_write_timedlock() Waiman Long
2019-09-11 15:05 ` [PATCH 2/5] locking/rwsem: Enable timeout check when spinning on owner Waiman Long
2019-09-11 15:05 ` [PATCH 3/5] locking/osq: Allow early break from OSQ Waiman Long
2019-09-11 15:05 ` [PATCH 4/5] locking/rwsem: Enable timeout check when staying in the OSQ Waiman Long
2019-09-11 15:05 ` [PATCH 5/5] hugetlbfs: Limit wait time when trying to share huge PMD Waiman Long
2019-09-11 15:14   ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-09-11 15:44     ` Waiman Long
2019-09-11 17:03       ` Mike Kravetz
2019-09-11 17:15         ` Waiman Long
2019-09-11 17:22           ` Qian Cai
2019-09-11 17:28           ` Waiman Long
2019-09-11 16:01   ` Qian Cai
2019-09-11 16:34     ` Waiman Long
2019-09-11 19:42       ` Qian Cai
2019-09-11 20:54         ` Waiman Long
2019-09-11 21:57           ` Qian Cai
2019-09-11 19:57   ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-09-11 20:51     ` Waiman Long
2019-09-12  3:26   ` Mike Kravetz
2019-09-12  3:41     ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-09-12  4:40       ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-09-16 13:53         ` Waiman Long [this message]
2019-09-12  9:06     ` Waiman Long
2019-09-12 16:43       ` Mike Kravetz
2019-09-13 18:23         ` Waiman Long
2019-09-13  1:50 ` [PATCH 0/5] hugetlbfs: Disable PMD sharing for large systems Dave Chinner
2019-09-25  8:35   ` Peter Zijlstra

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