[RFC PATCH v2 0/3] mm/gup: fix gup_fast with dynamic page table folding

Christophe Leroy christophe.leroy at csgroup.eu
Tue Sep 8 00:42:50 EDT 2020

Le 07/09/2020 à 20:00, Gerald Schaefer a écrit :
> This is v2 of an RFC previously discussed here:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200828140314.8556-1-gerald.schaefer@linux.ibm.com/
> Patch 1 is a fix for a regression in gup_fast on s390, after our conversion
> to common gup_fast code. It will introduce special helper functions
> pXd_addr_end_folded(), which have to be used in places where pagetable walk
> is done w/o lock and with READ_ONCE, so currently only in gup_fast.
> Patch 2 is an attempt to make that more generic, i.e. change pXd_addr_end()
> themselves by adding an extra pXd value parameter. That was suggested by
> Jason during v1 discussion, because he is already thinking of some other
> places where he might want to switch to the READ_ONCE logic for pagetable
> walks. In general, that would be the cleanest / safest solution, but there
> is some impact on other architectures and common code, hence the new and
> greatly enlarged recipient list.
> Patch 3 is a "nice to have" add-on, which makes pXd_addr_end() inline
> functions instead of #defines, so that we get some type checking for the
> new pXd value parameter.
> Not sure about Fixes/stable tags for the generic solution. Only patch 1
> fixes a real bug on s390, and has Fixes/stable tags. Patches 2 + 3 might
> still be nice to have in stable, to ease future backports, but I guess
> "nice to have" does not really qualify for stable backports.

If one day you have to backport a fix that requires patch 2 and/or 3, 
just mark it "depends-on:" and the patches will go in stable at the 
relevant time.


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