[PATCH v3 00/10] Add MEMORY_DEVICE_COHERENT for coherent device memory mapping

Alistair Popple apopple at nvidia.com
Thu Jan 20 06:33:18 UTC 2022

On Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:06:03 PM AEDT Alistair Popple wrote:
> I have been looking at this in relation to the migration code and noticed we
> have the following in try_to_migrate():
>         if (is_zone_device_page(page) && !is_device_private_page(page))
>                 return;
> Which if I'm understanding correctly means that migration of device coherent
> pages will always fail. Given that I do wonder how hmm-tests are passing, but
> I assume you must always be hitting this fast path in
> migrate_vma_collect_pmd():
>                 /*
>                  * Optimize for the common case where page is only mapped once
>                  * in one process. If we can lock the page, then we can safely
>                  * set up a special migration page table entry now.
>                  */
> Meaning that try_to_migrate() never gets called from migrate_vma_unmap(). So
> you will also need some changes to try_to_migrate() and possibly
> try_to_migrate_one() to make this reliable.

I have been running the hmm tests with the changes below. I'm pretty sure these
are correct because the only zone device pages try_to_migrate_one() should be
called on are device coherent/private, and coherent pages can be treated just
the same as a normal pages for migration. However it would be worth checking I
haven't missed anything.

 - Alistair


diff --git a/mm/rmap.c b/mm/rmap.c
index 163ac4e6bcee..15f56c27daab 100644
--- a/mm/rmap.c
+++ b/mm/rmap.c
@@ -1806,7 +1806,7 @@ static bool try_to_migrate_one(struct page *page, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 		/* Update high watermark before we lower rss */
-		if (is_zone_device_page(page)) {
+		if (is_device_private_page(page)) {
 			unsigned long pfn = page_to_pfn(page);
 			swp_entry_t entry;
 			pte_t swp_pte;
@@ -1947,7 +1947,7 @@ void try_to_migrate(struct page *page, enum ttu_flags flags)
-	if (is_zone_device_page(page) && !is_device_private_page(page))
+	if (is_zone_device_page(page) && !is_device_page(page))

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