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Date:   Sun, 3 Oct 2021 14:10:19 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@...il.com>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>, Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>,
        Nadav Amit <namit@...are.com>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@...rix.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>, Yu Zhao <yuzhao@...gle.com>,
        Nick Piggin <npiggin@...il.com>, x86@...nel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm/mprotect: use mmu_gather

On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 01:54:22PM -0700, Nadav Amit wrote:

> @@ -338,25 +344,25 @@ static unsigned long change_protection_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>  	struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
>  	pgd_t *pgd;
>  	unsigned long next;
> -	unsigned long start = addr;
>  	unsigned long pages = 0;
> +	struct mmu_gather tlb;
>  
>  	BUG_ON(addr >= end);
>  	pgd = pgd_offset(mm, addr);
>  	flush_cache_range(vma, addr, end);
>  	inc_tlb_flush_pending(mm);

That seems unbalanced...

> +	tlb_gather_mmu(&tlb, mm);
> +	tlb_start_vma(&tlb, vma);
>  	do {
>  		next = pgd_addr_end(addr, end);
>  		if (pgd_none_or_clear_bad(pgd))
>  			continue;
> -		pages += change_p4d_range(vma, pgd, addr, next, newprot,
> +		pages += change_p4d_range(&tlb, vma, pgd, addr, next, newprot,
>  					  cp_flags);
>  	} while (pgd++, addr = next, addr != end);
>  
> -	/* Only flush the TLB if we actually modified any entries: */
> -	if (pages)
> -		flush_tlb_range(vma, start, end);
> -	dec_tlb_flush_pending(mm);

... seeing you do remove the extra decrement.

> +	tlb_end_vma(&tlb, vma);
> +	tlb_finish_mmu(&tlb);
>  
>  	return pages;
>  }
> -- 
> 2.25.1
> 

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