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From: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
To: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Mark Salter <msalter@redhat.com>,
	Jon Masters <jcm@jonmasters.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>, QI Fuli <qi.fuli@fujitsu.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] mm: use_mm: fix for arches checking mm_users to optimize TLB flushes
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 23:28:04 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200303042804.GA94763@t490s> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200223192520.20808-2-aarcange@redhat.com>

On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 02:25:18PM -0500, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> alpha, ia64, mips, powerpc, sh, sparc are relying on a check on
> mm->mm_users to know if they can skip some remote TLB flushes for
> single threaded processes.
> 
> Most callers of use_mm() tend to invoke mmget_not_zero() or
> get_task_mm() before use_mm() to ensure the mm will remain alive in
> between use_mm() and unuse_mm().
> 
> Some callers however don't increase mm_users and they instead rely on
> serialization in __mmput() to ensure the mm will remain alive in
> between use_mm() and unuse_mm(). Not increasing mm_users during
> use_mm() is however unsafe for aforementioned arch TLB flushes
> optimizations. So either mmget()/mmput() should be added to the
> problematic callers of use_mm()/unuse_mm() or we can embed them in
> use_mm()/unuse_mm() which is more robust.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> ---
>  mm/mmu_context.c | 2 ++
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/mmu_context.c b/mm/mmu_context.c
> index 3e612ae748e9..ced0e1218c0f 100644
> --- a/mm/mmu_context.c
> +++ b/mm/mmu_context.c
> @@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ void use_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
>  		mmgrab(mm);
>  		tsk->active_mm = mm;
>  	}
> +	mmget(mm);
>  	tsk->mm = mm;
>  	switch_mm(active_mm, mm, tsk);
>  	task_unlock(tsk);
> @@ -57,6 +58,7 @@ void unuse_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
>  	task_lock(tsk);
>  	sync_mm_rss(mm);
>  	tsk->mm = NULL;
> +	mmput(mm);
>  	/* active_mm is still 'mm' */
>  	enter_lazy_tlb(mm, tsk);
>  	task_unlock(tsk);

Acked-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>


  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-03  4:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-23 19:25 [PATCH 0/3] arm64: tlb: skip tlbi broadcast v2 Andrea Arcangeli
2020-02-23 19:25 ` [PATCH 1/3] mm: use_mm: fix for arches checking mm_users to optimize TLB flushes Andrea Arcangeli
2020-03-03  4:28   ` Rafael Aquini [this message]
2020-02-23 19:25 ` [PATCH 2/3] arm64: select CPUMASK_OFFSTACK if NUMA Andrea Arcangeli
2020-03-03  4:31   ` Rafael Aquini
2020-02-23 19:25 ` [PATCH 3/3] arm64: tlb: skip tlbi broadcast Andrea Arcangeli
2020-03-02 15:24   ` Rafael Aquini
2020-03-04  4:19     ` Rafael Aquini
2020-03-09 11:22   ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-14  3:16     ` Andrea Arcangeli
2020-03-16 14:09       ` Mark Rutland
2020-03-31  9:45         ` Mark Rutland
2020-04-01  0:32           ` Andrea Arcangeli
2020-03-18  8:53 ` [PATCH 0/3] arm64: tlb: skip tlbi broadcast v2 qi.fuli

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