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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Hillf Danton <hdanton@sina.com>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-mm <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>,
	Daniel Colascione <dancol@google.com>,
	Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>,
	Sonny Rao <sonnyrao@google.com>,
	Brian Geffon <bgeffon@google.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC 1/7] mm: introduce MADV_COOL
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 18:11:09 +0200
Message-ID: <20190528161109.GF1658@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190528153811.7684-1-hdanton@sina.com>

On Tue 28-05-19 23:38:11, Hillf Danton wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 28 May 2019 20:39:36 +0800 Minchan Kim wrote:
> > On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 08:15:23PM +0800, Hillf Danton wrote:
> > < snip >
> > > > > > +	orig_pte = pte_offset_map_lock(vma->vm_mm, pmd, addr, &ptl);
> > > > > > +	for (pte = orig_pte; addr < end; pte++, addr += PAGE_SIZE) {
> > > > >
> > > > > s/end/next/ ?
> > > >
> > > > Why do you think it should be next?
> > > >
> > > Simply based on the following line, and afraid that next != end
> > > 	> > > +	next = pmd_addr_end(addr, end);
> > 
> > pmd_addr_end will return smaller address so end is more proper.
> > 
> Fair.
> 
> > > > > > +static long madvise_cool(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> > > > > > +			unsigned long start_addr, unsigned long end_addr)
> > > > > > +{
> > > > > > +	struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
> > > > > > +	struct mmu_gather tlb;
> > > > > > +
> > > > > > +	if (vma->vm_flags & (VM_LOCKED|VM_HUGETLB|VM_PFNMAP))
> > > > > > +		return -EINVAL;
> > > > >
> > > > > No service in case of VM_IO?
> > > >
> > > > I don't know VM_IO would have regular LRU pages but just follow normal
> > > > convention for DONTNEED and FREE.
> > > > Do you have anything in your mind?
> > > >
> > > I want to skip a mapping set up for DMA.
> > 
> > What you meant is those pages in VM_IO vma are not in LRU list?
> 
> What I concern is the case that there are IO pages on lru list.
> > Or
> > pages in the vma are always pinned so no worth to deactivate or reclaim?
> > 
> I will not be nervous or paranoid if they are pinned.
> 
> In short, I prefer to skip IO mapping since any kind of address range
> can be expected from userspace, and it may probably cover an IO mapping.
> And things can get out of control, if we reclaim some IO pages while
> underlying device is trying to fill data into any of them, for instance.

What do you mean by IO pages why what is the actual problem?
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs


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Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-28 15:38 Hillf Danton
2019-05-28 16:11 ` Michal Hocko [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-05-29  8:52 Hillf Danton
2019-05-29  2:40 Hillf Danton
2019-05-29  5:05 ` Michal Hocko
2019-05-28 12:15 Hillf Danton
2019-05-28 12:39 ` Minchan Kim
2019-05-20  3:52 [RFC 0/7] introduce memory hinting API for external process Minchan Kim
2019-05-20  3:52 ` [RFC 1/7] mm: introduce MADV_COOL Minchan Kim
2019-05-20  8:16   ` Michal Hocko
2019-05-20  8:19     ` Michal Hocko
2019-05-20 15:08       ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2019-05-20 22:55       ` Minchan Kim
2019-05-20 22:54     ` Minchan Kim
2019-05-21  6:04       ` Michal Hocko
2019-05-21  9:11         ` Minchan Kim
2019-05-21 10:05           ` Michal Hocko
2019-05-28  8:53   ` Hillf Danton
2019-05-28 10:58   ` Minchan Kim

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