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From: "Edgecombe, Rick P" <rick.p.edgecombe@intel.com>
To: "rppt@kernel.org" <rppt@kernel.org>
Cc: "linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"peterz@infradead.org" <peterz@infradead.org>,
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	"Lutomirski, Andy" <luto@kernel.org>,
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	"shakeelb@google.com" <shakeelb@google.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 10/19] x86/mm: Use alloc_table() for fill_pte(), etc
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:48:47 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <b78bc160a361a25ac0e6ca8ca8a3dfb376a140b1.camel@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YS3stfkkCLfqROx1@kernel.org>

On Tue, 2021-08-31 at 11:47 +0300, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 04:59:18PM -0700, Rick Edgecombe wrote:
> > fill_pte(), set_pte_vaddr(), etc allocate page tables with
> > spp_getpage(). Use alloc_table() for these allocations in order to
> > get
> > tables from the cache of protected pages when needed.
> 
>  
> I can't say I tracked all the users of set_pte_vaddr(), but I don't
> see a
> fundamental reason why spp_getpage() would need GFP_ATOMIC.
Yea, I couldn't find why it was done that way in the first place, and
there were almost too many callers to audit. I guess I could roll up my
sleeves an audit it all, but its not foolproof. Or put a warn for
atomic context and pull all of the GFP_ATOMIC code if it doesn't get
triggered after awhile. Also seems weird that it just panics here if
the allocation fails.

>  Even if there
> is a caller of set_pte_vaddr() that cannot sleep, it seems that page
> tables
> can be prepopulated so that set_pte_vaddr() will not need to allocate
> anything.  
Hmm, could work for the fixmap callers I guess (maybe already happening
in practice). Xen and a few other things seems to use this for non-
fixmap things, but it's during init and easier to audit.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-31 18:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-30 23:59 [RFC PATCH v2 00/19] PKS write protected page tables Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 01/19] list: Support getting most recent element in list_lru Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 02/19] list: Support list head not in object for list_lru Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 03/19] x86/mm/cpa: Add grouped page allocations Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 04/19] mm: Explicitly zero page table lock ptr Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 05/19] x86, mm: Use cache of page tables Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31  8:40   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-08-31 19:09     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 06/19] x86/mm/cpa: Add perm callbacks to grouped pages Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 07/19] x86/cpufeatures: Add feature for pks tables Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 08/19] x86/mm/cpa: Add get_grouped_page_atomic() Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 09/19] x86/mm: Support GFP_ATOMIC in alloc_table_node() Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31  8:32   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 10/19] x86/mm: Use alloc_table() for fill_pte(), etc Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31  8:47   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-08-31 18:48     ` Edgecombe, Rick P [this message]
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 11/19] mm/sparsemem: Use alloc_table() for table allocations Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31  8:55   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-08-31 18:25     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2021-09-01  7:22       ` Mike Rapoport
2021-09-02 13:56         ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 12/19] x86/mm: Use free_table in unmap path Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 13/19] mm/debug_vm_page_table: Use setters instead of WRITE_ONCE Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 14/19] x86/efi: Toggle table protections when copying Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 15/19] x86/mm/cpa: Add set_memory_pks() Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 16/19] x86/mm: Protect page tables with PKS Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31  8:56   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-08-31 17:55     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 17/19] x86/mm/cpa: PKS protect direct map page tables Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31 10:14   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-08-31 17:58     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 18/19] x86/mm: Add PKS table soft mode Rick Edgecombe
2021-08-31  3:49   ` Randy Dunlap
2021-08-31 17:55     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2021-08-30 23:59 ` [RFC PATCH v2 19/19] x86/mm: Add PKS table debug checking Rick Edgecombe

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