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From: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
To: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Cc: n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com, mhocko@kernel.org,
	mike.kravetz@oracle.com, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 15/16] mm/hwpoison-inject: Rip off duplicated checks
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:57:45 +0200
Message-ID: <20191022075745.GC19060@linux> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1aa1f09a-1210-d0bc-86ac-9674828bff49@redhat.com>

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:40:39AM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> I explored somewhere already why this code was added:
> 
> 
> commit 31d3d3484f9bd263925ecaa341500ac2df3a5d9b
> Author: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
> Date:   Wed Dec 16 12:19:59 2009 +0100
> 
>     HWPOISON: limit hwpoison injector to known page types
>     
>     __memory_failure()'s workflow is
>     
>             set PG_hwpoison
>             //...
>             unset PG_hwpoison if didn't pass hwpoison filter
>     
>     That could kill unrelated process if it happens to page fault on the
>     page with the (temporary) PG_hwpoison. The race should be big enough to
>     appear in stress tests.
>     
>     Fix it by grabbing the page and checking filter at inject time.  This
>     also avoids the very noisy "Injecting memory failure..." messages.
>     
>     - we don't touch madvise() based injection, because the filters are
>       generally not necessary for it.
>     - if we want to apply the filters to h/w aided injection, we'd better to
>       rearrange the logic in __memory_failure() instead of this patch.
>     
>     AK: fix documentation, use drain all, cleanups
> 
> 
> You should justify why it is okay to do rip that code out now.
> It's not just duplicate checks.
> 
> Was the documented race fixed?
> Will we fix the race within memory_failure() later?
> Don't we care?
> 
> Also, you should add that this fixes the access of uninitialized memmaps
> now and makes the interface work correctly with devmem.

Thanks for bringuing this up David.
I guess I was carried away.

Since I have to do another re-spin to re-work a couple of things, I will
work on this as well.

-- 
Oscar Salvador
SUSE L3


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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
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 [this message]
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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