Re: [Discontig-devel] Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: 2.5.59 & mmap_sem deadlock ?

From: Xavier Bru <Xavier.Bru_at_bull.net>
Date: 2003-02-24 21:14:21
Works OK for us.
Thanks

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Andrew Morton writes:
 > William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com> wrote:
 > >
 > > On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 09:46:31AM +0100, Xavier Bru wrote:
 > > > Thanks for your answers.
 > > > You are right, we do not need a page structure for mapping /dev/mem in 
 > > > IO space (I am not a mm expert :-).
 > > > Here after a possible patch that allows the Xserver running on the NUMA
 > > > platform. (We had the same problem on Azusa).
 > > 
 > > Looks perfectly reasonable to me. Other discontig/NUMA implementations
 > > are likely to run into the same issue.
 > > 
 > > You might want to send this on to lkml and cc: akpm, he's pretty much
 > > the final destination wrt. VM patches and 2.5.
 > > 
 > 
 > I'd prefer to do this at the vma level if poss.  Given that mmap_mem()
 > has set VM_RESERVED against the VMA, it should be sufficient to do
 > 
 > diff -puN mm/memory.c~a mm/memory.c
 > --- 25/mm/memory.c~a	2003-02-18 02:40:01.000000000 -0800
 > +++ 25-akpm/mm/memory.c	2003-02-18 02:40:18.000000000 -0800
 > @@ -211,6 +211,9 @@ int copy_page_range(struct mm_struct *ds
 >  	unsigned long cow;
 >  	struct pte_chain *pte_chain = NULL;
 >  
 > +	if (vma->vm_flags & (VM_RESERVED|VM_IO))
 > +		return 0;
 > +
 >  	if (is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma))
 >  		return copy_hugetlb_page_range(dst, src, vma);
 >  
 > diff -puN fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c~a fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
 > --- 25/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c~a	2003-02-18 02:42:47.000000000 -0800
 > +++ 25-akpm/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c	2003-02-18 02:42:55.000000000 -0800
 > @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ static int hugetlbfs_file_mmap(struct fi
 >  	down(&inode->i_sem);
 >  
 >  	UPDATE_ATIME(inode);
 > -	vma->vm_flags |= VM_HUGETLB | VM_RESERVED;
 > +	vma->vm_flags |= VM_HUGETLB;
 >  	vma->vm_ops = &hugetlb_vm_ops;
 >  	ret = hugetlb_prefault(mapping, vma);
 >  	len = (loff_t)(vma->vm_end - vma->vm_start) +
 > 
 > _
 >  
 > 
 > The semantics (and usage!) of the VM_foo flags are rather vague.  It needs
 > definiton, and an audit.
 > 
Received on Mon Feb 24 02:14:39 2003

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