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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
Cc: "Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Christoph Hellwig" <hch@infradead.org>,
	"Jan Kara" <jack@suse.cz>, "Jason Gunthorpe" <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	"Jens Axboe" <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	"Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>,
	linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Christoph Hellwig" <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] mm: devmap: refactor 1-based refcounting for ZONE_DEVICE pages
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 23:08:26 -0800
Message-ID: <20191118070826.GB3099@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191115001134.2489505-3-jhubbard@nvidia.com>

On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 04:11:34PM -0800, John Hubbard wrote:
> An upcoming patch changes and complicates the refcounting and
> especially the "put page" aspects of it. In order to keep
> everything clean, refactor the devmap page release routines:
> 
> * Rename put_devmap_managed_page() to page_is_devmap_managed(),
>   and limit the functionality to "read only": return a bool,
>   with no side effects.
> 
> * Add a new routine, put_devmap_managed_page(), to handle checking
>   what kind of page it is, and what kind of refcount handling it
>   requires.
> 
> * Rename __put_devmap_managed_page() to free_devmap_managed_page(),
>   and limit the functionality to unconditionally freeing a devmap
>   page.
> 
> This is originally based on a separate patch by Ira Weiny, which
> applied to an early version of the put_user_page() experiments.
> Since then, Jérôme Glisse suggested the refactoring described above.

I can't say I'm a big fan of this as it adds a lot more inlined
code to put_page, which has a lot of callsites.  Can't we instead
try to figure out a way to move away from the off by one refcounting?

> 
> Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> Cc: Jérôme Glisse <jglisse@redhat.com>
> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> Suggested-by: Jérôme Glisse <jglisse@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
> ---
>  include/linux/mm.h | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  mm/memremap.c      | 16 ++--------------
>  2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
> index a2adf95b3f9c..96228376139c 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm.h
> @@ -967,9 +967,10 @@ static inline bool is_zone_device_page(const struct page *page)
>  #endif
>  
>  #ifdef CONFIG_DEV_PAGEMAP_OPS
> -void __put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page);
> +void free_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page);
>  DECLARE_STATIC_KEY_FALSE(devmap_managed_key);
> -static inline bool put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
> +
> +static inline bool page_is_devmap_managed(struct page *page)
>  {
>  	if (!static_branch_unlikely(&devmap_managed_key))
>  		return false;
> @@ -978,7 +979,6 @@ static inline bool put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>  	switch (page->pgmap->type) {
>  	case MEMORY_DEVICE_PRIVATE:
>  	case MEMORY_DEVICE_FS_DAX:
> -		__put_devmap_managed_page(page);
>  		return true;
>  	default:
>  		break;
> @@ -986,6 +986,27 @@ static inline bool put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>  	return false;
>  }
>  
> +static inline bool put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
> +{
> +	bool is_devmap = page_is_devmap_managed(page);
> +
> +	if (is_devmap) {
> +		int count = page_ref_dec_return(page);
> +
> +		/*
> +		 * devmap page refcounts are 1-based, rather than 0-based: if
> +		 * refcount is 1, then the page is free and the refcount is
> +		 * stable because nobody holds a reference on the page.
> +		 */
> +		if (count == 1)
> +			free_devmap_managed_page(page);
> +		else if (!count)
> +			__put_page(page);
> +	}
> +
> +	return is_devmap;
> +}
> +
>  #else /* CONFIG_DEV_PAGEMAP_OPS */
>  static inline bool put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>  {
> diff --git a/mm/memremap.c b/mm/memremap.c
> index e899fa876a62..2ba773859031 100644
> --- a/mm/memremap.c
> +++ b/mm/memremap.c
> @@ -411,20 +411,8 @@ struct dev_pagemap *get_dev_pagemap(unsigned long pfn,
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(get_dev_pagemap);
>  
>  #ifdef CONFIG_DEV_PAGEMAP_OPS
> -void __put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
> +void free_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>  {
> -	int count = page_ref_dec_return(page);
> -
> -	/* still busy */
> -	if (count > 1)
> -		return;
> -
> -	/* only triggered by the dev_pagemap shutdown path */
> -	if (count == 0) {
> -		__put_page(page);
> -		return;
> -	}
> -
>  	/* notify page idle for dax */
>  	if (!is_device_private_page(page)) {
>  		wake_up_var(&page->_refcount);
> @@ -461,5 +449,5 @@ void __put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>  	page->mapping = NULL;
>  	page->pgmap->ops->page_free(page);
>  }
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL(__put_devmap_managed_page);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(free_devmap_managed_page);
>  #endif /* CONFIG_DEV_PAGEMAP_OPS */
> -- 
> 2.24.0
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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-15  0:11 [PATCH 0/2] mm: devmap: page-freeing related cleanups John Hubbard
2019-11-15  0:11 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: Cleanup __put_devmap_managed_page() vs ->page_free() John Hubbard
2019-11-18  7:04   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-11-15  0:11 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm: devmap: refactor 1-based refcounting for ZONE_DEVICE pages John Hubbard
2019-11-15  9:48   ` Jan Kara
2019-11-15 16:41   ` Dan Williams
2019-11-18  7:08   ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2019-11-18 16:57     ` Dan Williams

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