Re: hugepage: Fix hugepage logic in free_pgtables()

From: Hugh Dickins <hugh_at_veritas.com>
Date: 2006-03-03 05:53:05
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, 'David Gibson' wrote:

> free_pgtables() has special logic to call hugetlb_free_pgd_range()
> instead of the normal free_pgd_range() on hugepage VMAs.  However, the
> test it uses to do so is incorrect: it calls is_hugepage_only_range on
> a hugepage sized range at the start of the vma.
> is_hugepage_only_range() will return true if the given range has any
> intersection with a hugepage address region, and in this case the
> given region need not be hugepage aligned.  So, for example, this test
> can return true if called on, say, a 4k VMA immediately preceding a
> (nicely aligned) hugepage VMA.
> 
> At present we get away with this because the powerpc version of
> hugetlb_free_pgd_range() is just a call to free_pgd_range().  On ia64
> (the only other arch with a non-trivial is_hugepage_only_range()) we
> get away with it for a different reason; the hugepage area is not
> contiguous with the rest of the user address space, and VMAs are not
> permitted in between, so the test can't return a false positive there.
> 
> Nonetheless this should be fixed.  We do that in the patch below by
> replacing the is_hugepage_only_range() test with an explicit test of
> the VMA using is_vm_hugetlb_page().
> 
> This in turn changes behaviour for platforms where
> is_hugepage_only_range() returns false always (everything except
> powerpc and ia64).  We address this by ensuring that
> hugetlb_free_pgd_range() is defined to be identical to
> free_pgd_range() (instead of a no-op) on everything except ia64.  Even
> so, it will prevent some otherwise possible coalescing of calls down
> to free_pgd_range().  Since this only happens for hugepage VMAs,
> removing this small optimization seems unlikely to cause any trouble.
> 
> This patch causes no regressions on the libhugetlbfs testsuite - ppc64
> POWER5 (8-way), ppc64 G5 (2-way) and i386 Pentium M (UP).
> 
> Signed-off-by: David Gibson <dwg@au1.ibm.com>

Yes, okay, you can add my

Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>

(ARCH_HAS... and HAVE_ARCH... have fallen into disfavour, but I
don't think you're doing wrong by splitting the old one into two.)

But let me emphasize again, in case Andrew wonders, that no current bug
is fixed by this (as indeed you indicate in your "we get away with this"
comments).

Whereas there's still a real ia64 get_unmapped_area bug to be fixed,
arising from the same confusion, that is_hugepage_only_range needs
to mean overlaps_hugepage_only_range (as on PowerPC) rather than
within_hugepage_only_range (as on IA64).  Is Ken fixing that one?

Hugh

> Index: working-2.6/mm/memory.c
> ===================================================================
> --- working-2.6.orig/mm/memory.c	2006-02-24 11:44:36.000000000 +1100
> +++ working-2.6/mm/memory.c	2006-03-02 11:14:03.000000000 +1100
> @@ -277,7 +277,7 @@ void free_pgtables(struct mmu_gather **t
>  		anon_vma_unlink(vma);
>  		unlink_file_vma(vma);
>  
> -		if (is_hugepage_only_range(vma->vm_mm, addr, HPAGE_SIZE)) {
> +		if (is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma)) {
>  			hugetlb_free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, vma->vm_end,
>  				floor, next? next->vm_start: ceiling);
>  		} else {
> @@ -285,8 +285,7 @@ void free_pgtables(struct mmu_gather **t
>  			 * Optimization: gather nearby vmas into one call down
>  			 */
>  			while (next && next->vm_start <= vma->vm_end + PMD_SIZE
> -			  && !is_hugepage_only_range(vma->vm_mm, next->vm_start,
> -							HPAGE_SIZE)) {
> +			       && !is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma)) {
>  				vma = next;
>  				next = vma->vm_next;
>  				anon_vma_unlink(vma);
> Index: working-2.6/include/asm-ia64/page.h
> ===================================================================
> --- working-2.6.orig/include/asm-ia64/page.h	2006-03-02 11:12:40.000000000 +1100
> +++ working-2.6/include/asm-ia64/page.h	2006-03-02 11:30:26.000000000 +1100
> @@ -57,6 +57,7 @@
>  
>  # define HAVE_ARCH_HUGETLB_UNMAPPED_AREA
>  # define ARCH_HAS_HUGEPAGE_ONLY_RANGE
> +# define ARCH_HAS_HUGETLB_FREE_PGD_RANGE
>  #endif /* CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE */
>  
>  #ifdef __ASSEMBLY__
> Index: working-2.6/include/asm-powerpc/pgtable.h
> ===================================================================
> --- working-2.6.orig/include/asm-powerpc/pgtable.h	2006-02-24 11:44:35.000000000 +1100
> +++ working-2.6/include/asm-powerpc/pgtable.h	2006-03-02 11:29:26.000000000 +1100
> @@ -468,11 +468,6 @@ extern pgd_t swapper_pg_dir[];
>  
>  extern void paging_init(void);
>  
> -#ifdef CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE
> -#define hugetlb_free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, end, floor, ceiling) \
> -	free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, end, floor, ceiling)
> -#endif
> -
>  /*
>   * This gets called at the end of handling a page fault, when
>   * the kernel has put a new PTE into the page table for the process.
> Index: working-2.6/include/linux/hugetlb.h
> ===================================================================
> --- working-2.6.orig/include/linux/hugetlb.h	2006-03-02 11:12:40.000000000 +1100
> +++ working-2.6/include/linux/hugetlb.h	2006-03-02 11:47:30.000000000 +1100
> @@ -43,8 +43,10 @@ void hugetlb_change_protection(struct vm
>  
>  #ifndef ARCH_HAS_HUGEPAGE_ONLY_RANGE
>  #define is_hugepage_only_range(mm, addr, len)	0
> -#define hugetlb_free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, end, floor, ceiling) \
> -						do { } while (0)
> +#endif
> +
> +#ifndef ARCH_HAS_HUGETLB_FREE_PGD_RANGE
> +#define hugetlb_free_pgd_range	free_pgd_range
>  #endif
>  
>  #ifndef ARCH_HAS_PREPARE_HUGEPAGE_RANGE
> @@ -93,8 +95,7 @@ static inline unsigned long hugetlb_tota
>  #define prepare_hugepage_range(addr, len)	(-EINVAL)
>  #define pmd_huge(x)	0
>  #define is_hugepage_only_range(mm, addr, len)	0
> -#define hugetlb_free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, end, floor, ceiling) \
> -						do { } while (0)
> +#define hugetlb_free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, end, floor, ceiling) ({BUG(); 0; })
>  #define hugetlb_fault(mm, vma, addr, write)	({ BUG(); 0; })
>  
>  #define hugetlb_change_protection(vma, address, end, newprot)
> 
> -- 
> David Gibson			| I'll have my music baroque, and my code
> david AT gibson.dropbear.id.au	| minimalist, thank you.  NOT _the_ _other_
> 				| _way_ _around_!
> http://www.ozlabs.org/~dgibson
> 
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