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From: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Wagner <dwagner@suse.de>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-rt-users@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: vmalloc: Use the vmap_area_lock to protect ne_fit_preload_node
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:55:36 +0200
Message-ID: <20191003115536.GA15745@pc636> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191003090906.1261-1-dwagner@suse.de>

On Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 11:09:06AM +0200, Daniel Wagner wrote:
> Replace preempt_enable() and preempt_disable() with the vmap_area_lock
> spin_lock instead. Calling spin_lock() with preempt disabled is
> illegal for -rt. Furthermore, enabling preemption inside the
> spin_lock() doesn't really make sense.
> 
> Fixes: 82dd23e84be3 ("mm/vmalloc.c: preload a CPU with one object for
> split purpose")
> Cc: Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) <urezki@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Wagner <dwagner@suse.de>
> ---
>  mm/vmalloc.c | 9 +++------
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
> index 08c134aa7ff3..0d1175673583 100644
> --- a/mm/vmalloc.c
> +++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
> @@ -1091,11 +1091,11 @@ static struct vmap_area *alloc_vmap_area(unsigned long size,
>  	 * Even if it fails we do not really care about that. Just proceed
>  	 * as it is. "overflow" path will refill the cache we allocate from.
>  	 */
> -	preempt_disable();
> +	spin_lock(&vmap_area_lock);
>  	if (!__this_cpu_read(ne_fit_preload_node)) {
> -		preempt_enable();
> +		spin_unlock(&vmap_area_lock);
>  		pva = kmem_cache_alloc_node(vmap_area_cachep, GFP_KERNEL, node);
> -		preempt_disable();
> +		spin_lock(&vmap_area_lock);
>  
>  		if (__this_cpu_cmpxchg(ne_fit_preload_node, NULL, pva)) {
>  			if (pva)
> @@ -1103,9 +1103,6 @@ static struct vmap_area *alloc_vmap_area(unsigned long size,
>  		}
>  	}
>  
> -	spin_lock(&vmap_area_lock);
> -	preempt_enable();
> -
>  	/*
>  	 * If an allocation fails, the "vend" address is
>  	 * returned. Therefore trigger the overflow path.
> -- 
> 2.16.4
> 
Some background. The idea was to avoid of touching several times
vmap_area_lock, therefore there are preempt_disable()/preempt_enable()
instead, in order to stay on the same CPU.

When it comes to PREEMPT_RT it is a problem, so

Reviewed-by: Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) <urezki@gmail.com>

--
Vlad Rezki

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Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-03  9:09 Daniel Wagner
2019-10-03 11:55 ` Uladzislau Rezki [this message]
2019-10-04 15:37 ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-04 16:20   ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-04 16:30     ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-04 17:04       ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-04 17:45         ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-07  8:30       ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-07 10:56         ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-07 16:23           ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-07 16:34             ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-07 16:56               ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-07 17:22                 ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-07 17:36                 ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-07 21:44                   ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-08 16:04                     ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-09  6:05                       ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-09  9:47                         ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-07  8:27   ` Daniel Wagner

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