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Date:   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:51:00 +0100
From:   Waiman Long <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Will Deacon <>,
        Alexander Viro <>,
        Mike Kravetz <>,,,, Davidlohr Bueso <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] hugetlbfs: Limit wait time when trying to share huge

On 9/11/19 8:57 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:05:37PM +0100, Waiman Long wrote:
>> To remove the unacceptable delays, we have to limit the amount of wait
>> time on the mmap_sem. So the new down_write_timedlock() function is
>> used to acquire the write lock on the mmap_sem with a timeout value of
>> 10ms which should not cause a perceivable delay. If timeout happens,
>> the task will abandon its effort to share the PMD and allocate its own
>> copy instead.
> If you do a v2, this is *NOT* the mmap_sem.  It's the i_mmap_rwsem
> which protects a very different data structure from the mmap_sem.
Thanks for reminder. I should have read the code more carefully.


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