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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>,
	"mike.kravetz@oracle.com" <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>,
	"linux-mm@kvack.org" <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 02/16] mm,madvise: call soft_offline_page() without MF_COUNT_INCREASED
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:20:02 +0200
Message-ID: <20191021122002.GM9379@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191021070254.GB8782@hori.linux.bs1.fc.nec.co.jp>

On Mon 21-10-19 07:02:55, Naoya Horiguchi wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 01:52:27PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Thu 17-10-19 16:21:09, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> > > From: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
> > > 
> > > The call to get_user_pages_fast is only to get the pointer to a struct
> > > page of a given address, pinning it is memory-poisoning handler's job,
> > > so drop the refcount grabbed by get_user_pages_fast
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
> > > ---
> > >  mm/madvise.c | 24 ++++++++++++------------
> > >  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/mm/madvise.c b/mm/madvise.c
> > > index 2be9f3fdb05e..89ed9a22ff4f 100644
> > > --- a/mm/madvise.c
> > > +++ b/mm/madvise.c
> > > @@ -878,16 +878,24 @@ static int madvise_inject_error(int behavior,
> > >  		 */
> > >  		order = compound_order(compound_head(page));
> > >  
> > > -		if (PageHWPoison(page)) {
> > > -			put_page(page);
> > > +		/*
> > > +		 * The get_user_pages_fast() is just to get the pfn of the
> > > +		 * given address, and the refcount has nothing to do with
> > > +		 * what we try to test, so it should be released immediately.
> > > +		 * This is racy but it's intended because the real hardware
> > > +		 * errors could happen at any moment and memory error handlers
> > > +		 * must properly handle the race.
> > > +		 */
> > > +		put_page(page);
> > > +
> > > +		if (PageHWPoison(page))
> > >  			continue;
> > > -		}
> > >  
> > >  		if (behavior == MADV_SOFT_OFFLINE) {
> > >  			pr_info("Soft offlining pfn %#lx at process virtual address %#lx\n",
> > >  					pfn, start);
> > >  
> > > -			ret = soft_offline_page(page, MF_COUNT_INCREASED);
> > > +			ret = soft_offline_page(page, 0);
> > 
> > What does prevent this struct page to go away completely?
> 
> Nothing does it.  Memory error handler tries to pin by itself and
> then determines what state the page is in now.

OK, but the page is not pinned by this context so it can go away at any
time, right? Or do I miss your point? Who would be the Error handler
context in this case?
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs


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Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-17 14:21 [RFC PATCH v2 00/16] Hwpoison rework {hard,soft}-offline Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 01/16] mm,hwpoison: cleanup unused PageHuge() check Oscar Salvador
2019-10-18 11:48   ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-21  7:00     ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-21 12:16       ` Michal Hocko
2019-11-12 12:22       ` Aneesh Kumar K.V
2019-11-13  6:02         ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 02/16] mm,madvise: call soft_offline_page() without MF_COUNT_INCREASED Oscar Salvador
2019-10-18 11:52   ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-21  7:02     ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-21 12:20       ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 03/16] mm,madvise: Refactor madvise_inject_error Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21  7:03   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 04/16] mm,hwpoison-inject: don't pin for hwpoison_filter Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 05/16] mm,hwpoison: Un-export get_hwpoison_page and make it static Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21  7:03   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 06/16] mm,hwpoison: Kill put_hwpoison_page Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21  7:04   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 07/16] mm,hwpoison: remove MF_COUNT_INCREASED Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 08/16] mm,hwpoison: remove flag argument from soft offline functions Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 09/16] mm,hwpoison: Unify THP handling for hard and soft offline Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21  7:04   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-21  9:51     ` [PATCH 17/16] mm,hwpoison: introduce MF_MSG_UNSPLIT_THP Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-22  8:00       ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 10/16] mm,hwpoison: Rework soft offline for free pages Oscar Salvador
2019-10-18 12:06   ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-21 12:58     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21 15:41       ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-22  7:46         ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-22  8:26           ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-22  8:35             ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-22  9:22               ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-22  9:58                 ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-22 10:24                   ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-22 10:33                     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-23  2:15                       ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-23  2:01                   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-21  7:45   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-22  8:00     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 11/16] mm,hwpoison: Rework soft offline for in-use pages Oscar Salvador
2019-10-18 12:39   ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-21 13:48     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21 14:06       ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-22  7:56         ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-22  8:30           ` Michal Hocko
2019-10-22  9:40             ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 12/16] mm,hwpoison: Refactor soft_offline_huge_page and __soft_offline_page Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 13/16] mm,hwpoison: Take pages off the buddy when hard-offlining Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 14/16] mm,hwpoison: Return 0 if the page is already poisoned in soft-offline Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21  9:20   ` Naoya Horiguchi
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 15/16] mm/hwpoison-inject: Rip off duplicated checks Oscar Salvador
2019-10-21  9:40   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-10-22  7:57     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-10-17 14:21 ` [RFC PATCH v2 16/16] mm, soft-offline: convert parameter to pfn Oscar Salvador
2019-10-18  8:15   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-06-11 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH v2 00/16] Hwpoison rework {hard,soft}-offline Dmitry Yakunin
2020-06-15  6:19   ` HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)

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