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From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
To: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-mm <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, oleksandr@redhat.com,
	Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>,
	Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>,
	Daniel Colascione <dancol@google.com>,
	Sandeep Patil <sspatil@google.com>,
	Sonny Rao <sonnyrao@google.com>,
	Brian Geffon <bgeffon@google.com>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>,
	John Dias <joaodias@google.com>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com, sj38.park@gmail.com,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/7] mm: pass task and mm to do_madvise
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 16:48:12 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2a767d50-4034-da8c-c40c-280e0dda910e@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200302193630.68771-2-minchan@kernel.org>

On 3/2/20 8:36 PM, Minchan Kim wrote:
> In upcoming patches, do_madvise will be called from external process
> context so we shouldn't asssume "current" is always hinted process's
> task_struct.


> Furthermore, we couldn't access mm_struct via task->mm
> once it's verified by access_mm which will be introduced in next
> patch[1].

I would suggest to replace with:

Furthermore, we must not access mm_struct via task->mm, but obtain it via
access_mm() once (in the following patch) and only use that pointer [1], so pass
it to do_madvise() as well. Note the vma->vm_mm pointers are safe, so we can use
them further down the call stack.

> And let's pass *current* and current->mm as arguments of
> do_madvise so it shouldn't change existing behavior but prepare
> next patch to make review easy.
> 
> Note: io_madvise pass NULL as target_task argument of do_madvise
> because it couldn't know who is target.

             can't

> [1] http://lore.kernel.org/r/CAG48ez27=pwm5m_N_988xT1huO7g7h6arTQL44zev6TD-h-7Tg@mail.gmail.com
> 
> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
> Cc: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
> Reviewed-by: Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>
> Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>

Reviewed-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

Nit:

> @@ -676,7 +677,6 @@ static int madvise_free_pte_range(pmd_t *pmd, unsigned long addr,
>  	if (nr_swap) {
>  		if (current->mm == mm)
>  			sync_mm_rss(mm);
> -
>  		add_mm_counter(mm, MM_SWAPENTS, nr_swap);
>  	}
>  	arch_leave_lazy_mmu_mode();

This looks stray and unrelated.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-05 15:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-02 19:36 [PATCH v7 0/7] introduce memory hinting API for external process Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 1/7] mm: pass task and mm to do_madvise Minchan Kim
2020-03-05 15:48   ` Vlastimil Babka [this message]
2020-05-08 18:21     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 2/7] mm: introduce external memory hinting API Minchan Kim
2020-03-03 10:33   ` kbuild test robot
2020-03-03 14:57     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-05 18:15   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-10 22:20     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-11  0:36       ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-12 12:40       ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-12 20:23         ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-08 18:33           ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 3/7] mm: check fatal signal pending of target process Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 10:22   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-10 22:24     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 4/7] pid: move pidfd_get_pid function to pid.c Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 10:57   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-06 11:14   ` Christian Brauner
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 5/7] mm: support both pid and pidfd for process_madvise Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 11:14   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-11  0:42     ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-08 18:36       ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-08 23:04         ` Andrew Morton
2020-05-09 12:48           ` Christian Brauner
2020-05-09 23:14             ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-12 19:55               ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 6/7] mm/madvise: employ mmget_still_valid for write lock Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 12:52   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-06 13:03     ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-06 16:03       ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-09 12:30         ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-10 22:28           ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 7/7] mm/madvise: allow KSM hints for remote API Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 13:13   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-06 13:41     ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-06 16:08       ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-09 13:11         ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-09 15:08           ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-09 15:19             ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-09 15:42               ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-09 16:03                 ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-11  2:21   ` Jann Horn
2020-03-02 21:16 ` [PATCH v7 0/7] introduce memory hinting API for external process Andrew Morton
2020-03-02 21:42   ` Minchan Kim

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