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authorAndrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>2012-01-10 15:08:05 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-10 16:30:44 -0800
commit948f017b093a9baac23855fcd920d3a970b71bb6 (patch)
tree4536a9cbe1077133e600da2072998f5e60c696c6 /mm/mremap.c
parentdf0a6daa01fa3856c08f4274d4f21a8092caa480 (diff)
mremap: enforce rmap src/dst vma ordering in case of vma_merge() succeeding in copy_vma()
migrate was doing an rmap_walk with speculative lock-less access on pagetables. That could lead it to not serializing properly against mremap PT locks. But a second problem remains in the order of vmas in the same_anon_vma list used by the rmap_walk. If vma_merge succeeds in copy_vma, the src vma could be placed after the dst vma in the same_anon_vma list. That could still lead to migrate missing some pte. This patch adds an anon_vma_moveto_tail() function to force the dst vma at the end of the list before mremap starts to solve the problem. If the mremap is very large and there are a lots of parents or childs sharing the anon_vma root lock, this should still scale better than taking the anon_vma root lock around every pte copy practically for the whole duration of mremap. Update: Hugh noticed special care is needed in the error path where move_page_tables goes in the reverse direction, a second anon_vma_moveto_tail() call is needed in the error path. This program exercises the anon_vma_moveto_tail: === int main() { static struct timeval oldstamp, newstamp; long diffsec; char *p, *p2, *p3, *p4; if (posix_memalign((void **)&p, 2*1024*1024, SIZE)) perror("memalign"), exit(1); if (posix_memalign((void **)&p2, 2*1024*1024, SIZE)) perror("memalign"), exit(1); if (posix_memalign((void **)&p3, 2*1024*1024, SIZE)) perror("memalign"), exit(1); memset(p, 0xff, SIZE); printf("%p\n", p); memset(p2, 0xff, SIZE); memset(p3, 0x77, 4096); if (memcmp(p, p2, SIZE)) printf("error\n"); p4 = mremap(p+SIZE/2, SIZE/2, SIZE/2, MREMAP_FIXED|MREMAP_MAYMOVE, p3); if (p4 != p3) perror("mremap"), exit(1); p4 = mremap(p4, SIZE/2, SIZE/2, MREMAP_FIXED|MREMAP_MAYMOVE, p+SIZE/2); if (p4 != p+SIZE/2) perror("mremap"), exit(1); if (memcmp(p, p2, SIZE)) printf("error\n"); printf("ok\n"); return 0; } === $ perf probe -a anon_vma_moveto_tail Add new event: probe:anon_vma_moveto_tail (on anon_vma_moveto_tail) You can now use it on all perf tools, such as: perf record -e probe:anon_vma_moveto_tail -aR sleep 1 $ perf record -e probe:anon_vma_moveto_tail -aR ./anon_vma_moveto_tail 0x7f2ca2800000 ok [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ] [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.043 MB perf.data (~1860 samples) ] $ perf report --stdio 100.00% anon_vma_moveto [kernel.kallsyms] [k] anon_vma_moveto_tail Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Reported-by: Nai Xia <nai.xia@gmail.com> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Pawel Sikora <pluto@agmk.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/mremap.c')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mremap.c b/mm/mremap.c
index d6959cb4df5..87bb8393e7d 100644
--- a/mm/mremap.c
+++ b/mm/mremap.c
@@ -221,6 +221,15 @@ static unsigned long move_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
moved_len = move_page_tables(vma, old_addr, new_vma, new_addr, old_len);
if (moved_len < old_len) {
+ * Before moving the page tables from the new vma to
+ * the old vma, we need to be sure the old vma is
+ * queued after new vma in the same_anon_vma list to
+ * prevent SMP races with rmap_walk (that could lead
+ * rmap_walk to miss some page table).
+ */
+ anon_vma_moveto_tail(vma);
+ /*
* On error, move entries back from new area to old,
* which will succeed since page tables still there,
* and then proceed to unmap new area instead of old.