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Date:   Wed,  9 Dec 2020 19:43:27 -0500
From:   Pavel Tatashin <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/8] prohibit pinning pages in ZONE_MOVABLE

- Addressed all review comments
- Added Reviewed-by's.
- Added is_pinnable_page() to check if page can be longterm pinned
- Fixed gup fast path by checking is_in_pinnable_zone()
- rename cma_page_list to movable_page_list
- add a admin-guide note about handling pinned pages in ZONE_MOVABLE,
  updated caveat about pinned pages from linux/mmzone.h
- Move current_gfp_context() to fast-path

When page is pinned it cannot be moved and its physical address stays
the same until pages is unpinned.

This is useful functionality to allows userland to implementation DMA
access. For example, it is used by vfio in vfio_pin_pages().

However, this functionality breaks memory hotplug/hotremove assumptions
that pages in ZONE_MOVABLE can always be migrated.

This patch series fixes this issue by forcing new allocations during
page pinning to omit ZONE_MOVABLE, and also to migrate any existing
pages from ZONE_MOVABLE during pinning.

It uses the same scheme logic that is currently used by CMA, and extends
the functionality for all allocations.

For more information read the discussion [1] about this problem.

Previous versions:

Pavel Tatashin (8):
  mm/gup: perform check_dax_vmas only when FS_DAX is enabled
  mm/gup: don't pin migrated cma pages in movable zone
  mm/gup: make __gup_longterm_locked common
  mm: apply per-task gfp constraints in fast path
  mm: honor PF_MEMALLOC_PIN for all movable pages
  mm/gup: migrate pinned pages out of movable zone
  memory-hotplug.rst: add a note about ZONE_MOVABLE and page pinning

 .../admin-guide/mm/memory-hotplug.rst         |  9 ++
 include/linux/migrate.h                       |  1 +
 include/linux/mm.h                            | 11 +++
 include/linux/mmzone.h                        | 11 ++-
 include/linux/sched.h                         |  2 +-
 include/linux/sched/mm.h                      | 27 ++----
 include/trace/events/migrate.h                |  3 +-
 mm/gup.c                                      | 91 ++++++++-----------
 mm/hugetlb.c                                  |  4 +-
 mm/page_alloc.c                               | 32 +++----
 mm/vmscan.c                                   | 10 +-
 11 files changed, 101 insertions(+), 100 deletions(-)


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