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From: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
To: akpm@linux-foundation.org
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org, "Balbir Singh" <bsingharora@gmail.com>,
	"Logan Gunthorpe" <logang@deltatee.com>,
	"Christoph Hellwig" <hch@lst.de>,
	"Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>,
	"Michal Hocko" <mhocko@suse.com>,
	"Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>,
	torvalds@linux-foundation.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: [PATCH v8 0/7] mm: Merge hmm into devm_memremap_pages, mark GPL-only
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:12:49 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <154275556908.76910.8966087090637564219.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com> (raw)

Changes since v7 [1]:
* Rebase on next-20181119

[1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/10/12/878

---

At Maintainer Summit, Greg brought up a topic I proposed around
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL usage. The motivation was considerations for when
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL is warranted and the criteria for taking the
exceptional step of reclassifying an existing export. Specifically, I
wanted to make the case that although the line is fuzzy and hard to
specify in abstract terms, it is nonetheless clear that
devm_memremap_pages() and HMM (Heterogeneous Memory Management) have
crossed it. The devm_memremap_pages() facility should have been
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL from the beginning, and HMM as a derivative of that
functionality should have naturally picked up that designation as well.

Contrary to typical rules, the HMM infrastructure was merged upstream
with zero in-tree consumers. There was a promise at the time that those
users would be merged "soon", but it has been over a year with no drivers
arriving. While the Nouveau driver is about to belatedly make good on
that promise it is clear that HMM was targeted first and foremost at an
out-of-tree consumer.

HMM is derived from devm_memremap_pages(), a facility Christoph and I
spearheaded to support persistent memory. It combines a device lifetime
model with a dynamically created 'struct page' / memmap array for any
physical address range. It enables coordination and control of the many
code paths in the kernel built to interact with memory via 'struct page'
objects. With HMM the integration goes even deeper by allowing device
drivers to hook and manipulate page fault and page free events.

One interpretation of when EXPORT_SYMBOL is suitable is when it is
exporting stable and generic leaf functionality.  The
devm_memremap_pages() facility continues to see expanding use cases,
peer-to-peer DMA being the most recent, with no clear end date when it
will stop attracting reworks and semantic changes. It is not suitable to
export devm_memremap_pages() as a stable 3rd party driver API due to the
fact that it is still changing and manipulates core behavior. Moreover,
it is not in the best interest of the long term development of the core
memory management subsystem to permit any external driver to effectively
define its own system-wide memory management policies with no
encouragement to engage with upstream.

I am also concerned that HMM was designed in a way to minimize further
engagement with the core-MM. That, with these hooks in place,
device-drivers are free to implement their own policies without much
consideration for whether and how the core-MM could grow to meet that
need. Going forward not only should HMM be EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL, but the
core-MM should be allowed the opportunity and stimulus to change and
address these new use cases as first class functionality.

There is some more detailed justification in the individual changelogs.
The 0day infrastructure has reported build success on 102 configs and
this survives the libnvdimm unit test suite. Setting aside the
controversial aspect, the diffstat is compelling at:

	7 files changed, 126 insertions(+), 323 deletions(-)

---

Dan Williams (7):
      mm, devm_memremap_pages: Mark devm_memremap_pages() EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
      mm, devm_memremap_pages: Kill mapping "System RAM" support
      mm, devm_memremap_pages: Fix shutdown handling
      mm, devm_memremap_pages: Add MEMORY_DEVICE_PRIVATE support
      mm, hmm: Use devm semantics for hmm_devmem_{add,remove}
      mm, hmm: Replace hmm_devmem_pages_create() with devm_memremap_pages()
      mm, hmm: Mark hmm_devmem_{add,add_resource} EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL


 drivers/dax/pmem.c                |   14 --
 drivers/nvdimm/pmem.c             |   13 +-
 include/linux/hmm.h               |    4 
 include/linux/memremap.h          |    2 
 kernel/memremap.c                 |   94 +++++++----
 mm/hmm.c                          |  305 +++++--------------------------------
 tools/testing/nvdimm/test/iomap.c |   17 ++
 7 files changed, 126 insertions(+), 323 deletions(-)

             reply	other threads:[~2018-11-20 23:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-20 23:12 Dan Williams [this message]
2018-11-20 23:12 ` [PATCH v8 1/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Mark devm_memremap_pages() EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL Dan Williams
2018-11-22 13:30   ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-22 16:38     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-11-22 16:40       ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-11-23  8:47       ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-20 23:13 ` [PATCH v8 2/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Kill mapping "System RAM" support Dan Williams
2018-11-20 23:13 ` [PATCH v8 3/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Fix shutdown handling Dan Williams
2018-11-27 21:43   ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-11-29  3:10     ` Dan Williams
2018-11-29 17:06       ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-11-29 17:30         ` Dan Williams
2018-11-29 17:50           ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-11-29 18:51             ` Dan Williams
2018-11-30 22:19               ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-11-30 22:28                 ` Dan Williams
2018-11-30 22:34                   ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-11-30 22:47                     ` Dan Williams
2018-11-20 23:13 ` [PATCH v8 4/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Add MEMORY_DEVICE_PRIVATE support Dan Williams
2018-11-23 10:48   ` David Hildenbrand
2018-11-20 23:13 ` [PATCH v8 5/7] mm, hmm: Use devm semantics for hmm_devmem_{add, remove} Dan Williams
2018-11-20 23:13 ` [PATCH v8 6/7] mm, hmm: Replace hmm_devmem_pages_create() with devm_memremap_pages() Dan Williams
2018-11-20 23:13 ` [PATCH v8 7/7] mm, hmm: Mark hmm_devmem_{add, add_resource} EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL Dan Williams
2018-11-22  1:20 ` [PATCH v8 0/7] mm: Merge hmm into devm_memremap_pages, mark GPL-only Andrew Morton
2018-11-25 22:04   ` Pavel Machek
2018-12-03 23:37 ` Jerome Glisse

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