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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: "Thomas Hellström (VMware)" <thomas_os@shipmail.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org, pv-drivers@vmware.com,
	linux-graphics-maintainer@vmware.com,
	"Thomas Hellstrom" <thellstrom@vmware.com>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	"Ralph Campbell" <rcampbell@nvidia.com>,
	"Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>,
	"Christian König" <christian.koenig@amd.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] drm/ttm: Fix vm page protection handling
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 15:35:21 +0100
Message-ID: <20191204143521.GJ25242@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b29b166c-e9fe-f829-f533-b39f98b334a9@shipmail.org>

On Wed 04-12-19 15:16:09, Thomas Hellström (VMware) wrote:
> On 12/4/19 2:52 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Tue 03-12-19 11:48:53, Thomas Hellström (VMware) wrote:
> > > From: Thomas Hellstrom <thellstrom@vmware.com>
> > > 
> > > TTM graphics buffer objects may, transparently to user-space,  move
> > > between IO and system memory. When that happens, all PTEs pointing to the
> > > old location are zapped before the move and then faulted in again if
> > > needed. When that happens, the page protection caching mode- and
> > > encryption bits may change and be different from those of
> > > struct vm_area_struct::vm_page_prot.
> > > 
> > > We were using an ugly hack to set the page protection correctly.
> > > Fix that and instead use vmf_insert_mixed_prot() and / or
> > > vmf_insert_pfn_prot().
> > > Also get the default page protection from
> > > struct vm_area_struct::vm_page_prot rather than using vm_get_page_prot().
> > > This way we catch modifications done by the vm system for drivers that
> > > want write-notification.
> > So essentially this should have any new side effect on functionality it
> > is just making a hacky/ugly code less so?
> 
> Functionality is unchanged. The use of a on-stack vma copy was severely
> frowned upon in an earlier thread, which also points to another similar
> example using vmf_insert_pfn_prot().
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190905103541.4161-2-thomas_os@shipmail.org/
> 
> > In other words what are the
> > consequences of having page protection inconsistent from vma's?
> 
> During the years, it looks like the caching- and encryption flags of
> vma::vm_page_prot have been largely removed from usage. From what I can
> tell, there are no more places left that can affect TTM. We discussed
> __split_huge_pmd_locked() towards the end of that thread, but that doesn't
> affect TTM even with huge page-table entries.

Please state all those details/assumptions you are operating on in the
changelog.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs


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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-03 10:48 [PATCH v2 0/2] mm, drm/ttm: Fix pte insertion with customized protection Thomas Hellström (VMware)
2019-12-03 10:48 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] mm: Add and export vmf_insert_mixed_prot() Thomas Hellström (VMware)
2019-12-04 13:48   ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-03 10:48 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] drm/ttm: Fix vm page protection handling Thomas Hellström (VMware)
2019-12-04 13:52   ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-04 14:16     ` Thomas Hellström (VMware)
2019-12-04 14:35       ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2019-12-04 14:36         ` Thomas Hellström (VMware)
2019-12-04 14:42           ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-04 15:19             ` Thomas Hellström (VMware)
2019-12-04 15:26               ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-04 15:29                 ` Thomas Hellström (VMware)

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