lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:17:32 +0530
From:   "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
To:, Michal Hocko <>,
        Alexey Kardashevskiy <>,
        David Gibson <>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <>,
        "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
Subject: [PATCH v8 0/4] mm/kvm/vfio/ppc64: Migrate compound pages out of CMA region

ppc64 use CMA area for the allocation of guest page table (hash page table). We won't
be able to start guest if we fail to allocate hash page table. We have observed
hash table allocation failure because we failed to migrate pages out of CMA region
because they were pinned. This happen when we are using VFIO. VFIO on ppc64 pins
the entire guest RAM. If the guest RAM pages get allocated out of CMA region, we
won't be able to migrate those pages. The pages are also pinned for the lifetime of the

Currently we support migration of non-compound pages. With THP and with the addition of
 hugetlb migration we can end up allocating compound pages from CMA region. This
patch series add support for migrating compound pages. 

Changes from V7:
* update commit descrption for patch 3
* Address review feedback.
* Move PF_MEMALLOC_NOCMA to a different value.

Changes from V6:
* use get_user_pages_longterm instead of get_user_pages_cma_migrate()

Changes from V5:
* remote __GFP_THISNODE when allocating target page for migration

Changes from V4:
* use __GFP_NOWARN when allocating pages to avoid page allocation failure warnings.

Changes from V3:
* Move the hugetlb check before transhuge check
* Use compound head page when isolating hugetlb page

*** BLURB HERE ***

Aneesh Kumar K.V (4):
  mm/cma: Add PF flag to force non cma alloc
  mm: Update get_user_pages_longterm to migrate pages allocated from CMA
  powerpc/mm/iommu: Allow migration of cma allocated pages during
  powerpc/mm/iommu: Allow large IOMMU page size only for hugetlb backing

 arch/powerpc/mm/mmu_context_iommu.c | 145 ++++++--------------
 include/linux/hugetlb.h             |   2 +
 include/linux/mm.h                  |   3 +-
 include/linux/sched.h               |   1 +
 include/linux/sched/mm.h            |  48 +++++--
 mm/gup.c                            | 200 ++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 mm/hugetlb.c                        |   4 +-
 7 files changed, 266 insertions(+), 137 deletions(-)


Powered by blists - more mailing lists