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From: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
To: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 03/10] KVM: Prepare kvm_is_reserved_pfn() for PG_reserved changes
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:09:13 -0800
Message-ID: <20191106160913.GD16249@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <694202e7-d8e6-6ac8-6e47-3553b298bbcc@redhat.com>

On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 07:56:34AM +0100, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 06.11.19 01:08, Dan Williams wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 4:03 PM Sean Christopherson
> >>But David's proposed fix for the above refcount bug is to omit the patch
> >>so that KVM no longer treats ZONE_DEVICE pages as reserved.  That seems
> >>like the right thing to do, including for thp_adjust(), e.g. it would
> >>naturally let KVM use 2mb pages for the guest when a ZONE_DEVICE page is
> >>mapped with a huge page (2mb or above) in the host.  The only hiccup is
> >>figuring out how to correctly transfer the reference.
> >
> >That might not be the only hiccup. There's currently no such thing as
> >huge pages for ZONE_DEVICE, there are huge *mappings* (pmd and pud),
> >but the result of pfn_to_page() on such a mapping does not yield a
> >huge 'struct page'. It seems there are other paths in KVM that assume
> >that more typical page machinery is active like SetPageDirty() based
> >on kvm_is_reserved_pfn(). While I told David that I did not want to
> >see more usage of is_zone_device_page(), this patch below (untested)
> >seems a cleaner path with less surprises:
> >
> >diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> >index 4df0aa6b8e5c..fbea17c1810c 100644
> >--- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> >+++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> >@@ -1831,7 +1831,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kvm_release_page_clean);
> >
> >  void kvm_release_pfn_clean(kvm_pfn_t pfn)
> >  {
> >-       if (!is_error_noslot_pfn(pfn) && !kvm_is_reserved_pfn(pfn))
> >+       if ((!is_error_noslot_pfn(pfn) && !kvm_is_reserved_pfn(pfn)) ||

The is_error_noslot_pfn() check shouldn't be overriden by zone_device.

> >+           (pfn_valid(pfn) && is_zone_device_page(pfn_to_page(pfn))))

But rather than special case kvm_release_pfn_clean(), I'd rather KVM
explicitly handle ZONE_DEVICE pages, there are other flows where KVM
really should be aware of ZONE_DEVICE pages, e.g. for sanity checks and
whatnot.  There are surprisingly few callers of kvm_is_reserved_pfn(), so
it's actually not too big of a change. 

> >                 put_page(pfn_to_page(pfn));
> >  }
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kvm_release_pfn_clean);
> 
> I had the same thought, but I do wonder about the kvm_get_pfn() users,
> e.g.,:
> 
> hva_to_pfn_remapped():
> 	r = follow_pfn(vma, addr, &pfn);
> 	...
> 	kvm_get_pfn(pfn);
> 	...
> 
> We would not take a reference for ZONE_DEVICE, but later drop one reference
> via kvm_release_pfn_clean(). IOW, kvm_get_pfn() gets *really* dangerous to
> use. I can't tell if this can happen right now.
> 
> We do have 3 users of kvm_get_pfn() that we have to audit before this
> change. Also, we should add a comment to kvm_get_pfn() that it should never
> be used with possible ZONE_DEVICE pages.
> 
> Also, we should add a comment to kvm_release_pfn_clean(), describing why we
> treat ZONE_DEVICE in a special way here.
> 
> 
> We can then progress like this
> 
> 1. Get this fix upstream, it's somewhat unrelated to this series.
> 2. This patch here remains as is in this series (+/- documentation update)
> 3. Long term, rework KVM to not have to not treat ZONE_DEVICE like reserved
> pages. E.g., get rid of kvm_get_pfn(). Then, this special zone check can go.

Dropping kvm_get_pfn() is less than ideal, and at this point unnecessary.
I'm 99% sure the existing call sites for kvm_get_pfn() can never be
reached with ZONE_DEVICE pages.  I think we can do:

  1. Get a fix upstream to have KVM stop treating ZONE_DEVICE pages as
     reserved PFNs, i.e. exempt them in kvm_is_reserved_pfn() and change
     the callers of kvm_is_reserved_pfn() to handle ZONE_DEVICE pages.
  2. Drop this patch from the series, and instead remove the special
     treatment of ZONE_DEVICE pages from kvm_is_reserved_pfn().

Give me a few minutes to prep a patch.

> 
> -- 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> David / dhildenb
> 

  reply index

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-24 12:09 [PATCH v1 00/10] mm: Don't mark hotplugged pages PG_reserved (including ZONE_DEVICE) David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 01/10] mm/memory_hotplug: Don't allow to online/offline memory blocks with holes David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05  1:30   ` Dan Williams
2019-11-05  9:31     ` David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 02/10] KVM: x86/mmu: Prepare kvm_is_mmio_pfn() for PG_reserved changes David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05  1:37   ` Dan Williams
2019-11-05 11:09     ` David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 03/10] KVM: Prepare kvm_is_reserved_pfn() " David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05  4:38   ` Dan Williams
2019-11-05  9:17     ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05  9:49       ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05 10:02         ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05 16:00           ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-05 20:30             ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05 22:22               ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-05 23:02               ` Dan Williams
2019-11-05 23:13                 ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-05 23:30                   ` Dan Williams
2019-11-05 23:42                     ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-05 23:43                     ` Dan Williams
2019-11-06  0:03                       ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-06  0:08                         ` Dan Williams
2019-11-06  6:56                           ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-06 16:09                             ` Sean Christopherson [this message]
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 04/10] vfio/type1: Prepare is_invalid_reserved_pfn() " David Hildenbrand
2019-11-07 15:40   ` Dan Williams
2019-11-07 18:22     ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-07 22:07       ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-08  5:09         ` Dan Williams
2019-11-08  7:14           ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-08 10:21             ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-08 18:29               ` Dan Williams
2019-11-08 23:01                 ` David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 05/10] powerpc/book3s: Prepare kvmppc_book3s_instantiate_page() " David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 06/10] powerpc/64s: Prepare hash_page_do_lazy_icache() " David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 07/10] powerpc/mm: Prepare maybe_pte_to_page() " David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 08/10] x86/mm: Prepare __ioremap_check_ram() " David Hildenbrand
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 09/10] mm/memory_hotplug: Don't mark pages PG_reserved when initializing the memmap David Hildenbrand
2019-11-04 22:44   ` Boris Ostrovsky
2019-11-05 10:18     ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-05 16:06       ` Boris Ostrovsky
2019-10-24 12:09 ` [PATCH v1 10/10] mm/usercopy.c: Update comment in check_page_span() regarding ZONE_DEVICE David Hildenbrand
2019-11-01 19:24 ` [PATCH v1 00/10] mm: Don't mark hotplugged pages PG_reserved (including ZONE_DEVICE) David Hildenbrand

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