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From: Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/8] mm: mmap: unmap large mapping by section
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:50:31 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8e0ded7b-4be4-fa25-f40c-d3116a6db4db@linux.alibaba.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180321131449.GN23100@dhcp22.suse.cz>



On 3/21/18 6:14 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 21-03-18 05:31:19, Yang Shi wrote:
>> When running some mmap/munmap scalability tests with large memory (i.e.
>>> 300GB), the below hung task issue may happen occasionally.
>> INFO: task ps:14018 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
>>         Tainted: G            E 4.9.79-009.ali3000.alios7.x86_64 #1
>>   "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this
>> message.
>>   ps              D    0 14018      1 0x00000004
>>    ffff885582f84000 ffff885e8682f000 ffff880972943000 ffff885ebf499bc0
>>    ffff8828ee120000 ffffc900349bfca8 ffffffff817154d0 0000000000000040
>>    00ffffff812f872a ffff885ebf499bc0 024000d000948300 ffff880972943000
>>   Call Trace:
>>    [<ffffffff817154d0>] ? __schedule+0x250/0x730
>>    [<ffffffff817159e6>] schedule+0x36/0x80
>>    [<ffffffff81718560>] rwsem_down_read_failed+0xf0/0x150
>>    [<ffffffff81390a28>] call_rwsem_down_read_failed+0x18/0x30
>>    [<ffffffff81717db0>] down_read+0x20/0x40
>>    [<ffffffff812b9439>] proc_pid_cmdline_read+0xd9/0x4e0
> Slightly off-topic:
> Btw. this sucks as well. Do we really need to take mmap_sem here? Do any
> of
> 	arg_start = mm->arg_start;
> 	arg_end = mm->arg_end;
> 	env_start = mm->env_start;
> 	env_end = mm->env_end;
>
> change after exec or while the pid is already visible in proc? If yes
> maybe we can use a dedicated lock.

Actually, Alexey Dobriyan had the same comment when he reviewed my very 
first patch (which changes down_read to down_read_killable at that place).

Those 4 values might be changed by prctl_set_mm() and prctl_set_mm_map() 
concurrently. They used to use down_read() to protect the change, but it 
looks not good enough to protect concurrent writing. So, Mateusz Guzik's 
commit ddf1d398e517e660207e2c807f76a90df543a217 ("prctl: take mmap sem 
for writing to protect against others") change it to down_write().

It seems mmap_sem can be replaced to a dedicated lock. How about 
defining a rwlock in mm_struct to protect those data? I will come up 
with a RFC patch for this.

However, this dedicated lock just can work around this specific case. I 
believe solving mmap_sem scalability issue aimed by the patch series is 
still our consensus.

Thanks,
Yang

  reply	other threads:[~2018-03-21 16:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-20 21:31 [RFC PATCH 0/8] Drop mmap_sem during unmapping large map Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 1/8] mm: mmap: unmap large mapping by section Yang Shi
2018-03-21 13:08   ` Michal Hocko
2018-03-21 16:31     ` Yang Shi
2018-03-21 17:29       ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-21 21:45         ` Yang Shi
2018-03-21 22:15           ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-21 22:40             ` Yang Shi
2018-03-21 22:46           ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-22 15:32             ` Laurent Dufour
2018-03-22 15:40               ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-22 15:54                 ` Laurent Dufour
2018-03-22 16:05                   ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-22 16:18                     ` Laurent Dufour
2018-03-22 16:46                       ` Yang Shi
2018-03-23 13:03                         ` Laurent Dufour
2018-03-22 16:51                       ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-22 16:49                     ` Yang Shi
2018-03-22 17:34         ` Yang Shi
2018-03-22 18:48           ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-24 18:24         ` Jerome Glisse
2018-03-21 13:14   ` Michal Hocko
2018-03-21 16:50     ` Yang Shi [this message]
2018-03-21 17:16       ` Yang Shi
2018-03-21 21:23         ` Michal Hocko
2018-03-21 22:36           ` Yang Shi
2018-03-22  9:10             ` Michal Hocko
2018-03-22 16:06               ` Yang Shi
2018-03-22 16:12                 ` Michal Hocko
2018-03-22 16:13                 ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-22 16:28                   ` Laurent Dufour
2018-03-22 16:36                     ` David Laight
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 2/8] mm: mmap: pass atomic parameter to do_munmap() call sites Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 3/8] mm: mremap: pass atomic parameter to do_munmap() Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 4/8] mm: nommu: add " Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 5/8] ipc: shm: pass " Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 6/8] fs: proc/vmcore: " Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 7/8] x86: mpx: " Yang Shi
2018-03-20 22:35   ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-03-21 16:53     ` Yang Shi
2018-03-20 21:31 ` [RFC PATCH 8/8] x86: vma: " Yang Shi

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