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Date:   Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:34:00 -0800
From:   Andrei Vagin <avagin@...il.com>
To:     Vincenzo Frascino <vincenzo.frascino@....com>
Cc:     linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Dmitry Safonov <dima@...sta.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] arm64: add the time namespace support

Vincenzo, could you take a look this patchset?

On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 09:59:08AM -0800, Andrei Vagin wrote:
> Allocate the time namespace page among VVAR pages and add the logic
> to handle faults on VVAR properly.
> 
> If a task belongs to a time namespace then the VVAR page which contains
> the system wide VDSO data is replaced with a namespace specific page
> which has the same layout as the VVAR page. That page has vdso_data->seq
> set to 1 to enforce the slow path and vdso_data->clock_mode set to
> VCLOCK_TIMENS to enforce the time namespace handling path.
> 
> The extra check in the case that vdso_data->seq is odd, e.g. a concurrent
> update of the VDSO data is in progress, is not really affecting regular
> tasks which are not part of a time namespace as the task is spin waiting
> for the update to finish and vdso_data->seq to become even again.
> 
> If a time namespace task hits that code path, it invokes the corresponding
> time getter function which retrieves the real VVAR page, reads host time
> and then adds the offset for the requested clock which is stored in the
> special VVAR page.
> 
> Cc: Vincenzo Frascino <vincenzo.frascino@....com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
> Cc: Dmitry Safonov <dima@...sta.com>
> 
> Andrei Vagin (5):
>   arm64/vdso: use the fault callback to map vvar pages
>   arm64/vdso: Zap vvar pages when switching to a time namespace
>   arm64/vdso: Add time napespace page
>   arm64/vdso: Handle faults on timens page
>   arm64/vdso: Restrict splitting VVAR VMA
> 
>  arch/arm64/Kconfig                            |   1 +
>  .../include/asm/vdso/compat_gettimeofday.h    |  11 ++
>  arch/arm64/include/asm/vdso/gettimeofday.h    |   8 ++
>  arch/arm64/kernel/vdso.c                      | 134 ++++++++++++++++--
>  arch/arm64/kernel/vdso/vdso.lds.S             |   3 +-
>  arch/arm64/kernel/vdso32/vdso.lds.S           |   3 +-
>  include/vdso/datapage.h                       |   1 +
>  7 files changed, 147 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> 
> -- 
> 2.24.1
> 

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