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Date:   Wed, 8 Dec 2021 09:53:45 -0400
From:   Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca>
To:     Alistair Popple <apopple@...dia.com>
Cc:     akpm@...ux-foundation.org, Felix.Kuehling@....com,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, rcampbell@...dia.com,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org,
        Alex Sierra <alex.sierra@....com>,
        amd-gfx@...ts.freedesktop.org, dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org,
        hch@....de, jglisse@...hat.com, willy@...radead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 03/11] mm/gup: migrate PIN_LONGTERM dev coherent pages
 to system

On Wed, Dec 08, 2021 at 10:31:58PM +1100, Alistair Popple wrote:
> On Tuesday, 7 December 2021 5:52:43 AM AEDT Alex Sierra wrote:
> > Avoid long term pinning for Coherent device type pages. This could
> > interfere with their own device memory manager.
> > If caller tries to get user device coherent pages with PIN_LONGTERM flag
> > set, those pages will be migrated back to system memory.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Alex Sierra <alex.sierra@....com>
> >  mm/gup.c | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> >  1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
> > index 886d6148d3d0..1572eacf07f4 100644
> > +++ b/mm/gup.c
> > @@ -1689,17 +1689,37 @@ struct page *get_dump_page(unsigned long addr)
> >  #endif /* CONFIG_ELF_CORE */
> >  
> >  #ifdef CONFIG_MIGRATION
> > +static int migrate_device_page(unsigned long address,
> > +				struct page *page)
> > +{
> > +	struct vm_area_struct *vma = find_vma(current->mm, address);
> > +	struct vm_fault vmf = {
> > +		.vma = vma,
> > +		.address = address & PAGE_MASK,
> > +		.flags = FAULT_FLAG_USER,
> > +		.pgoff = linear_page_index(vma, address),
> > +		.gfp_mask = GFP_KERNEL,
> > +		.page = page,
> > +	};
> > +	if (page->pgmap && page->pgmap->ops->migrate_to_ram)
> > +		return page->pgmap->ops->migrate_to_ram(&vmf);
> 
> How does this synchronise against pgmap being released? As I understand things
> at this point we're not holding a reference on either the page or pgmap, so
> the page and therefore the pgmap may have been freed.

For sure, this can't keep touching the pages[] array after it unpinned
them:

> >  	if (gup_flags & FOLL_PIN) {
> >  		unpin_user_pages(pages, nr_pages);
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> >  	} else {
> >  		for (i = 0; i < nr_pages; i++)
> >  			put_page(pages[i]);
> >  	}
> > +	if (is_device_page(head))
> > +		return migrate_device_page(start + page_index * PAGE_SIZE, head);

It was safe before this patch as isolate_lru_page(head) has a
get_page() inside.

Also, please try hard not to turn this function into goto spaghetti

> I think a similar problem exists for device private fault handling as well and
> it has been on my list of things to fix for a while. I think the solution is to
> call try_get_page(), except it doesn't work with device pages due to the whole
> refcount thing. That issue is blocking a fair bit of work now so I've started
> looking into it.

Where is this?

Jason

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