[PATCH 04/15] mm: remove the pgmap field from struct hmm_vma_walk

Jason Gunthorpe jgg at mellanox.com
Fri Aug 16 12:24:25 UTC 2019

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 08:54:46PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:

> > However, this means we cannot do any processing of ZONE_DEVICE pages
> > outside the driver lock, so eg, doing any DMA map that might rely on
> > MEMORY_DEVICE_PCI_P2PDMA has to be done in the driver lock, which is
> > a bit unfortunate.
> Wouldn't P2PDMA use page pins? Not needing to hold a lock over
> ZONE_DEVICE page operations was one of the motivations for plumbing
> get_dev_pagemap() with a percpu-ref.

hmm_range_fault() doesn't use page pins at all, so if a ZONE_DEVICE
page comes out of it then it needs to use another locking pattern.

If I follow it all right:

We can do a get_dev_pagemap inside the page_walk and touch the pgmap,
or we can do the 'device mutex && retry' pattern and touch the pgmap
in the driver, under that lock.

However in all cases the current get_dev_pagemap()'s in the page walk
are not necessary, and we can delete them.



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