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From: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
To: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Maya B . Gokhale" <gokhale2@llnl.gov>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>,
	Marty Mcfadden <mcfadden8@llnl.gov>,
	Kirill Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>,
	Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] mm/gup: Remove enfornced COW mechanism
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:59:46 -0400
Message-ID: <20200914175946.GC30881@xz-x1> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200914142722.GA21906@redhat.com>

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 04:27:24PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 08/21, Peter Xu wrote:
> >
> > --- a/mm/gup.c
> > +++ b/mm/gup.c
> > @@ -381,22 +381,13 @@ static int follow_pfn_pte(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
> >  }
> >  
> >  /*
> > - * FOLL_FORCE or a forced COW break can write even to unwritable pte's,
> > - * but only after we've gone through a COW cycle and they are dirty.
> > + * FOLL_FORCE can write to even unwritable pte's, but only
> > + * after we've gone through a COW cycle and they are dirty.
> >   */
> >  static inline bool can_follow_write_pte(pte_t pte, unsigned int flags)
> >  {
> > -	return pte_write(pte) || ((flags & FOLL_COW) && pte_dirty(pte));
> > -}
> > -
> > -/*
> > - * A (separate) COW fault might break the page the other way and
> > - * get_user_pages() would return the page from what is now the wrong
> > - * VM. So we need to force a COW break at GUP time even for reads.
> > - */
> > -static inline bool should_force_cow_break(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned int flags)
> > -{
> > -	return is_cow_mapping(vma->vm_flags) && (flags & (FOLL_GET | FOLL_PIN));
> > +	return pte_write(pte) ||
> > +		((flags & FOLL_FORCE) && (flags & FOLL_COW) && pte_dirty(pte));
> 
> Do we really need to add the FOLL_FORCE check back?
> 
> Afaics, FOLL_COW is only possible if FOLL_FORCE was set.

When I proposed the patch I wanted to add back FOLL_FORCE because the previous
removing of FOLL_FORCE should be related to the enforced COW mechanism where
FOLL_COW can definitely happen without FOLL_FORCE.  So when we want to revert
the enforced COW we definitely need to recover this check too as it was.  I
didn't think deeper than that.

However now I'm a bit confused on why FOLL_COW must be with FOLL_FORCE even
without the enforced COW... Shouldn't FOLL_COW be able to happen even without
FOLL_FORCE (as long as when a page is shared, and the gup is with WRITE
permission)?  Not sure what I've missed, though.

-- 
Peter Xu


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Thread overview: 85+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-21 23:49 [PATCH 0/4] mm: Simplfy cow handling Peter Xu
2020-08-21 23:49 ` [PATCH 1/4] mm: Trial do_wp_page() simplification Peter Xu
2020-08-24  8:36   ` Kirill Tkhai
2020-08-24 14:30     ` Jan Kara
2020-08-24 15:37       ` Kirill Tkhai
2020-08-24 18:22         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-01  7:01           ` Hugh Dickins
2020-09-14 14:38   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-14 17:32     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-14 18:34       ` Peter Xu
2020-09-14 21:15         ` Peter Xu
2020-09-14 22:55           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-14 22:59             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-14 23:28               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-15  0:19                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-15 14:50                 ` Peter Xu
2020-09-15 15:17                   ` Peter Xu
2020-09-15 16:05                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-15 18:29                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-15 19:13                       ` Peter Xu
2020-09-15 19:38                         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-15 21:33                           ` Peter Xu
2020-09-15 23:22                             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-16  1:50                               ` John Hubbard
2020-09-16 17:48                                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-16 18:46                                   ` Peter Xu
2020-09-17 11:25                                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-17 18:11                                       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-17 19:38                                         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-17 19:51                                           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-18 16:40                                             ` Peter Xu
2020-09-18 17:16                                               ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-18 19:57                                                 ` Peter Xu
2020-09-18 17:32                                               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-18 20:40                                                 ` Peter Xu
2020-09-18 20:59                                                   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-19  0:28                                                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-18 21:06                                                   ` John Hubbard
2020-09-19  0:01                                                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-21  8:35                                                       ` Jan Kara
2020-09-21 12:03                                                         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-21 13:42                                               ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-21 14:18                                                 ` Peter Xu
2020-09-21 14:28                                                   ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-21 14:38                                                     ` Tejun Heo
2020-09-21 14:43                                                       ` Christian Brauner
2020-09-21 14:55                                                         ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-21 15:04                                                           ` Christian Brauner
2020-09-21 16:06                                                             ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-23  7:53                                                               ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-21 14:41                                                 ` Christian Brauner
2020-09-21 14:57                                                   ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-21 16:31                                                     ` Peter Xu
2020-09-17 18:14                                       ` Peter Xu
2020-09-17 18:26                                         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-17 19:03                                           ` Peter Xu
2020-09-17 19:42                                             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-17 19:55                                               ` John Hubbard
2020-09-17 20:06                                               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-17 20:19                                                 ` John Hubbard
2020-09-17 20:25                                                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-17 20:35                                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-17 21:40                                                   ` Peter Xu
2020-09-17 22:09                                                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-17 22:25                                                       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-17 22:48                                                       ` Ira Weiny
2020-09-18  9:36                                                         ` Jan Kara
2020-09-18  9:44                                                       ` Jan Kara
2020-09-18 16:19                                             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-15 10:23           ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-09-15 15:56           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-15 15:03   ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-09-15 16:18     ` Peter Xu
2020-08-21 23:49 ` [PATCH 2/4] mm/ksm: Remove reuse_ksm_page() Peter Xu
2020-08-21 23:49 ` [PATCH 3/4] mm/gup: Remove enfornced COW mechanism Peter Xu
2020-09-14 14:27   ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-09-14 17:59     ` Peter Xu [this message]
2020-09-14 19:03       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-21 23:49 ` [PATCH 4/4] mm: Add PGREUSE counter Peter Xu
2020-08-22 16:14   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-24  0:24     ` Peter Xu
2020-08-22 16:05 ` [PATCH 0/4] mm: Simplfy cow handling Linus Torvalds
2020-08-23 23:58   ` Peter Xu
2020-08-24  8:38 ` Kirill Tkhai
2020-08-27 14:15 ` Peter Xu

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