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From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name>
To: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
Cc: "Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Al Viro" <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	"Christoph Hellwig" <hch@infradead.org>,
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	"Ira Weiny" <ira.weiny@intel.com>, "Jan Kara" <jack@suse.cz>,
	"Jason Gunthorpe" <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	"Jonathan Corbet" <corbet@lwn.net>,
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	linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org, linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 07/12] mm/gup: track FOLL_PIN pages
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 14:35:41 +0300
Message-ID: <20200205113541.mi4kys5erldwxiog@box> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200204234117.2974687-8-jhubbard@nvidia.com>

On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 03:41:12PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
> Add tracking of pages that were pinned via FOLL_PIN. This tracking is
> implemented via overloading of page->_refcount: pins are added by
> adding GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS (1024) to the refcount. This provides a
> fuzzy indication of pinning, and it can have false positives (and that's
> OK). Please see the pre-existing
> Documentation/core-api/pin_user_pages.rst for details.
> 
> As mentioned in pin_user_pages.rst, callers who effectively set FOLL_PIN
> (typically via pin_user_pages*()) are required to ultimately free such
> pages via unpin_user_page().
> 
> Please also note the limitation, discussed in pin_user_pages.rst under
> the "TODO: for 1GB and larger huge pages" section. (That limitation will
> be removed in a following patch.)
> 
> The effect of a FOLL_PIN flag is similar to that of FOLL_GET, and may be
> thought of as "FOLL_GET for DIO and/or RDMA use".
> 
> Pages that have been pinned via FOLL_PIN are identifiable via a
> new function call:
> 
>    bool page_maybe_dma_pinned(struct page *page);
> 
> What to do in response to encountering such a page, is left to later
> patchsets. There is discussion about this in [1], [2], [3], and [4].
> 
> This also changes a BUG_ON(), to a WARN_ON(), in follow_page_mask().
> 
> [1] Some slow progress on get_user_pages() (Apr 2, 2019):
>     https://lwn.net/Articles/784574/
> [2] DMA and get_user_pages() (LPC: Dec 12, 2018):
>     https://lwn.net/Articles/774411/
> [3] The trouble with get_user_pages() (Apr 30, 2018):
>     https://lwn.net/Articles/753027/
> [4] LWN kernel index: get_user_pages():
>     https://lwn.net/Kernel/Index/#Memory_management-get_user_pages
> 
> Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> Suggested-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> Suggested-by: Jérôme Glisse <jglisse@redhat.com>
> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>

Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>

-- 
 Kirill A. Shutemov

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Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-04 23:41 [PATCH v4 00/12] " John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 01/12] mm: dump_page(): better diagnostics for compound pages John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 02/12] mm/gup: split get_user_pages_remote() into two routines John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 03/12] mm/gup: pass a flags arg to __gup_device_* functions John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 04/12] mm: introduce page_ref_sub_return() John Hubbard
2020-02-05  9:23   ` Jan Kara
2020-02-05 11:23   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 05/12] mm/gup: pass gup flags to two more routines John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 06/12] mm/gup: require FOLL_GET for get_user_pages_fast() John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 07/12] mm/gup: track FOLL_PIN pages John Hubbard
2020-02-05 11:35   ` Kirill A. Shutemov [this message]
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 08/12] mm/gup: page->hpage_pinned_refcount: exact pin counts for huge pages John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 09/12] mm: dump_page(): better diagnostics for huge pinned pages John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 10/12] mm/gup: /proc/vmstat: pin_user_pages (FOLL_PIN) reporting John Hubbard
2020-02-05  9:37   ` Jan Kara
2020-02-05 23:13     ` John Hubbard
2020-02-05 11:43   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-02-05 23:58     ` John Hubbard
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 11/12] mm/gup_benchmark: support pin_user_pages() and related calls John Hubbard
2020-02-05 11:46   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-02-04 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 12/12] selftests/vm: run_vmtests: invoke gup_benchmark with basic FOLL_PIN coverage John Hubbard

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