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From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
To: paulmck@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	rcu@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Cc: cl@linux.com, penberg@kernel.org, rientjes@google.com,
	iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	ming.lei@redhat.com, axboe@kernel.dk, kernel-team@fb.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 3/6] mm: Make mem_dump_obj() handle vmalloc() memory
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 16:30:16 +0100
Message-ID: <375d4a14-45ad-8917-8484-9806bd07f355@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210106011750.13709-3-paulmck@kernel.org>

On 1/6/21 2:17 AM, paulmck@kernel.org wrote:
> From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>
> 
> This commit adds vmalloc() support to mem_dump_obj().  Note that the
> vmalloc_dump_obj() function combines the checking and dumping, in
> contrast with the split between kmem_valid_obj() and kmem_dump_obj().
> The reason for the difference is that the checking in the vmalloc()
> case involves acquiring a global lock, and redundant acquisitions of
> global locks should be avoided, even on not-so-fast paths.
> 
> Note that this change causes on-stack variables to be reported as
> vmalloc() storage from kernel_clone() or similar, depending on the degree
> of inlining that your compiler does.  This is likely more helpful than
> the earlier "non-paged (local) memory".
> 
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
> Cc: <linux-mm@kvack.org>
> Reported-by: Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-06  1:16 [PATCH v4 sl-b 0/6] Export return addresses etc. for better diagnostics Paul E. McKenney
2021-01-06  1:17 ` [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 1/6] mm: Add mem_dump_obj() to print source of memory block paulmck
2021-01-08 13:50   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-01-08 19:01     ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-01-08 19:41       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-01-06  1:17 ` [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 2/6] mm: Make mem_dump_obj() handle NULL and zero-sized pointers paulmck
2021-01-06  1:17 ` [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 3/6] mm: Make mem_dump_obj() handle vmalloc() memory paulmck
2021-01-08 15:30   ` Vlastimil Babka [this message]
2021-01-06  1:17 ` [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 4/6] mm: Make mem_obj_dump() vmalloc() dumps include start and length paulmck
2021-01-08 15:30   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-01-06  1:17 ` [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 5/6] rcu: Make call_rcu() print mem_dump_obj() info for double-freed callback paulmck
2021-01-06  1:17 ` [PATCH mm,percpu_ref,rcu 6/6] percpu_ref: Dump mem_dump_obj() info upon reference-count underflow paulmck
2021-01-06 21:48 ` [PATCH v4 sl-b 0/6] Export return addresses etc. for better diagnostics Andrew Morton
2021-01-06 23:42   ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-01-08  0:26     ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-01-08 15:35       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-01-08 17:36         ` Paul E. McKenney

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