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From: Gao Xiang <hsiangkao@aol.com>
To: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
Cc: zhangjun <openzhangj@gmail.com>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Darrick J . Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>,
	hch@lst.de, bfoster@redhat.com,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com,
	mhocko@suse.com, n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com,
	mgorman@techsingularity.net, aarcange@redhat.com,
	willy@infradead.org, linux@dominikbrodowski.net,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@huawei.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix page_count in ->iomap_migrate_page()
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:26:28 +0800
Message-ID: <2b19b3c4-2bc4-15fa-15cc-27a13e5c7af1@aol.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1618433.IpySj692Hd@blindfold>

Hi Richard,

On 2018/12/14 19:25, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> This is the third place which needs this workaround.
> UBIFS, F2FS, and now iomap.
> 
> I agree with Dave that nobody can assume that PG_private implies an additional
> page reference.
> But page migration does that. Including parts of the write back code.

It seems that it's clearly documented in
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/include/linux/mm.h#n780

 * A pagecache page contains an opaque `private' member, which belongs to the
 * page's address_space. Usually, this is the address of a circular list of
 * the page's disk buffers. PG_private must be set to tell the VM to call
 * into the filesystem to release these pages.
 *
 * A page may belong to an inode's memory mapping. In this case, page->mapping
 * is the pointer to the inode, and page->index is the file offset of the page,
 * in units of PAGE_SIZE.
 *
 * If pagecache pages are not associated with an inode, they are said to be
 * anonymous pages. These may become associated with the swapcache, and in that
 * case PG_swapcache is set, and page->private is an offset into the swapcache.
 *
 * In either case (swapcache or inode backed), the pagecache itself holds one
 * reference to the page. Setting PG_private should also increment the
 * refcount. The each user mapping also has a reference to the page.

and when I looked into that, I found
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/3CB3CA93.D141680B@zip.com.au/


Thanks,
Gao Xiang

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-12-14  5:56 zhangjun
2018-12-14 11:25 ` Richard Weinberger
2018-12-14 12:26   ` Gao Xiang [this message]
2018-12-14 13:35     ` Richard Weinberger
2018-12-14 13:55       ` Gao Xiang
2018-12-15 10:51   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-12-15 11:17     ` Richard Weinberger
2018-12-15  4:26 ` Gao Xiang

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