From: Waiman Long <email@example.com>
To: Michal Hocko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Mike Kravetz <email@example.com>,
Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Matthew Wilcox <email@example.com>,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Jarod Wilson <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mm/hugetlb: defer free_huge_page() to a workqueue
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:38:02 -0500 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
On 12/16/19 8:26 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Thu 12-12-19 15:52:20, Waiman Long wrote:
>> On 12/12/19 2:22 PM, Mike Kravetz wrote:
>>> On 12/12/19 11:04 AM, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
>>>> There have been deadlock reports[1, 2] where put_page is called
>>>> from softirq context and this causes trouble with the hugetlb_lock,
>>>> as well as potentially the subpool lock.
>>>> For such an unlikely scenario, lets not add irq dancing overhead
>>>> to the lock+unlock operations, which could incur in expensive
>>>> instruction dependencies, particularly when considering hard-irq
>>>> safety. For example PUSHF+POPF on x86.
>>>> Instead, just use a workqueue and do the free_huge_page() in regular
>>>> task context.
>>>>  https://email@example.com/
>>>>  https://firstname.lastname@example.org/
>>>> Reported-by: Waiman Long <email@example.com>
>>>> Reported-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <email@example.com>
>>> Thank you Davidlohr.
>>> The patch does seem fairly simple and straight forward. I need to brush up
>>> on my workqueue knowledge to provide a full review.
>>> Do you have a test to reproduce the issue? If so, can you try running with
>>> this patch.
>> Yes, I do have a test that can reproduce the issue. I will run it with
>> the patch and report the status tomorrow.
> Can you extract guts of the testcase and integrate them into hugetlb
> test suite?
The test case that I used is the Red Hat internal "Fork vs. fast GUP
race test" written by Jarod Wilson. I would have to ask him if he is OK
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2019-12-16 15:38 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2019-12-11 19:46 [PATCH v2] hugetlbfs: Disable softIRQ when taking hugetlb_lock Waiman Long
2019-12-11 22:04 ` Mike Kravetz
2019-12-11 22:19 ` Waiman Long
2019-12-12 1:11 ` Mike Kravetz
2019-12-12 6:06 ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-12-12 6:30 ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-12-12 19:04 ` [PATCH v2] mm/hugetlb: defer free_huge_page() to a workqueue Davidlohr Bueso
2019-12-12 19:22 ` Mike Kravetz
2019-12-12 19:36 ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-12-12 20:52 ` Waiman Long
2019-12-12 21:04 ` Waiman Long
2019-12-16 13:26 ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-16 15:38 ` Waiman Long [this message]
2019-12-16 18:44 ` Waiman Long
2019-12-17 9:00 ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-17 18:05 ` Mike Kravetz
2019-12-18 12:18 ` hugetlbfs testing coverage (was: Re: [PATCH v2] mm/hugetlb: defer free_huge_page() to a workqueue) Michal Hocko
2019-12-12 21:01 ` [PATCH v2] mm/hugetlb: defer free_huge_page() to a workqueue Waiman Long
2019-12-16 13:37 ` Michal Hocko
2019-12-16 16:17 ` Waiman Long
2019-12-16 16:17 ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-12-16 17:18 ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-12-16 19:08 ` Mike Kravetz
2019-12-16 19:13 ` Waiman Long
2019-12-12 21:32 ` [PATCH v2] hugetlbfs: Disable softIRQ when taking hugetlb_lock Andi Kleen
2019-12-12 22:42 ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-12-11 23:05 ` Andi Kleen
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