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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:52:13 +0800
From:   郭雪楠 <guoxuenan@...wei.com>
To:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
CC:     <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, <minchan@...nel.org>,
        <linux-mm@...ck.org>, <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        <rppt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>, <yi.zhang@...wei.com>,
        <miaoxie@...wei.com>, <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        <mgorman@...hsingularity.net>, <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>,
        <rientjes@...gle.com>, <khandual@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        <riel@...hat.com>, <hillf.zj@...baba-inc.com>, <shli@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm,madvise: bugfix of madvise systemcall infinite loop
 under special circumstances.

Yes , your modification is much better! thanks.

在 2017/11/24 21:08, Michal Hocko 写道:
> On Fri 24-11-17 20:51:29, 郭雪楠 wrote:
>> Sorry,I explained  wrong before. But,I've tested using trinity in DAX
>> mode,and I'am sure it has possibility of triggering an soft lockup. I have
>> encountered the problem of endless loop here .
>>
>> I had a little problem here,I correct it .
>> under Initial state :
>> [ start = vam->vm_start < vam->vm_end < end ]
>>
>> When [start = vam->vm_start] the program enters  for{;;} loop
>> ,find_vma_prev() will set the pointer vma and the pointer prev (prev =
>> vam->vm_prev ). Normally ,madvise_vma() will always move the pointer prev
>> ,but when use DAX mode , it will never update .
> [...]
>> if (prev) // here prev not NULL,it will always enter this branch ..
>> 	vma = prev->vm_next;
>> else	/* madvise_remove dropped mmap_sem */
>> 	vma = find_vma(current->mm, start);
> 
> You are right! My fault, I managed to confuse myself in the code flow.
> It really looks like this has been broken for more than 10 years since
> fe77ba6f4f97 ("[PATCH] xip: madvice/fadvice: execute in place").
> 
> Maybe the following would be more readable and less error prone?
> ---
> diff --git a/mm/madvise.c b/mm/madvise.c
> index 375cf32087e4..a631c414f915 100644
> --- a/mm/madvise.c
> +++ b/mm/madvise.c
> @@ -276,30 +276,26 @@ static long madvise_willneed(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>   {
>   	struct file *file = vma->vm_file;
>   
> +	*prev = vma;
>   #ifdef CONFIG_SWAP
>   	if (!file) {
> -		*prev = vma;
>   		force_swapin_readahead(vma, start, end);
>   		return 0;
>   	}
>   
> -	if (shmem_mapping(file->f_mapping)) {
> -		*prev = vma;
> +	if (shmem_mapping(file->f_mapping))
>   		force_shm_swapin_readahead(vma, start, end,
>   					file->f_mapping);
>   		return 0;
> -	}
>   #else
>   	if (!file)
>   		return -EBADF;
>   #endif
>   
> -	if (IS_DAX(file_inode(file))) {
> +	if (IS_DAX(file_inode(file)))
>   		/* no bad return value, but ignore advice */
>   		return 0;
> -	}
>   
> -	*prev = vma;
>   	start = ((start - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT) + vma->vm_pgoff;
>   	if (end > vma->vm_end)
>   		end = vma->vm_end;
> 

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