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From: Logan Gunthorpe <logang@deltatee.com>
To: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org>, "Christoph Hellwig" <hch@lst.de>,
	"Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>,
	"Linux MM" <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] mm, devm_memremap_pages: handle errors allocating final devres action
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 10:42:33 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <860a8c46-5171-78ac-0255-ee1d21b16ce8@deltatee.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPcyv4hMwMefMu3La+hZvN6r+Q6_N5t+eOgGE0bqVou=Cjpfwg@mail.gmail.com>

Hey Dan,

On 21/05/18 06:07 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> Without this change we could fail to register the teardown of
> devm_memremap_pages(). The likelihood of hitting this failure is tiny
> as small memory allocations almost always succeed. However, the impact
> of the failure is large given any future reconfiguration, or
> disable/enable, of an nvdimm namespace will fail forever as subsequent
> calls to devm_memremap_pages() will fail to setup the pgmap_radix
> since there will be stale entries for the physical address range.

Sorry, I don't follow this. The change only seems to prevent a warning
from occurring in this situation. Won't pgmap_radix_release() still be
called regardless of whether this patch is applied?

But it looks to me like this patch doesn't quite solve the issue -- at
least when looking at dax/pmem.c: If devm_add_action_or_reset() fails,
then dax_pmem_percpu_kill() won't be registered as an action and the
percpu_ref will never get killed. Thus, dax_pmem_percpu_release() would
not get called and dax_pmem_percpu_exit() will hang waiting for a
completion that will never occur. So we probably need to add a kill call
somewhere on the failing path...


Logan

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-22 16:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-21 22:35 [PATCH 0/5] mm: rework hmm to use devm_memremap_pages Dan Williams
2018-05-21 22:35 ` [PATCH 1/5] mm, devm_memremap_pages: mark devm_memremap_pages() EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL Dan Williams
2018-05-22  6:29   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-21 22:35 ` [PATCH 2/5] mm, devm_memremap_pages: handle errors allocating final devres action Dan Williams
2018-05-21 23:10   ` Andrew Morton
2018-05-22  0:07     ` Dan Williams
2018-05-22 16:42       ` Logan Gunthorpe [this message]
2018-05-22 16:56         ` Dan Williams
2018-05-22 17:03           ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-05-22 17:25             ` Dan Williams
2018-05-22 17:36               ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-05-22  6:30   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-21 22:35 ` [PATCH 3/5] mm, hmm: use devm semantics for hmm_devmem_{add, remove} Dan Williams
2018-05-22  6:30   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-21 22:35 ` [PATCH 4/5] mm, hmm: replace hmm_devmem_pages_create() with devm_memremap_pages() Dan Williams
2018-05-22  6:31   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-22 17:13   ` Logan Gunthorpe
2018-05-22 21:38     ` Dan Williams
2018-05-21 22:35 ` [PATCH 5/5] mm, hmm: mark hmm_devmem_{add, add_resource} EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL Dan Williams
2018-05-22  6:32   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-22 21:31     ` Andrew Morton
2018-06-05 18:24       ` Jerome Glisse
2018-05-24  0:10 ` [PATCH 0/5] mm: rework hmm to use devm_memremap_pages Jerome Glisse
2018-05-24  3:18   ` Dan Williams
2018-05-24  6:35     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-29 22:22     ` Dave Airlie
2018-05-29 22:31       ` Dan Williams
2018-05-29 23:00         ` Dave Airlie
2018-05-29 23:33           ` Dan Williams
2018-06-05 18:48             ` Jerome Glisse
2018-06-05 22:19               ` Dave Airlie
2018-06-05 23:06                 ` Dan Williams
2018-06-06  0:08                   ` Jerome Glisse
2018-06-06  1:33                     ` Dan Williams
2018-06-06  7:14                       ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-06-07 14:16                       ` Jerome Glisse
2018-06-07 18:39                         ` Dan Williams

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