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

Jerome Glisse jglisse at redhat.com
Thu Aug 15 20:51:33 UTC 2019

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 08:41:33PM +0000, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 04:33:06PM -0400, Jerome Glisse wrote:
> > So nor HMM nor driver should dereference the struct page (i do not
> > think any iommu driver would either),
> Er, they do technically deref the struct page:
> nouveau_dmem_convert_pfn(struct nouveau_drm *drm,
> 			 struct hmm_range *range)
> 		struct page *page;
> 		page = hmm_pfn_to_page(range, range->pfns[i]);
> 		if (!nouveau_dmem_page(drm, page)) {
> nouveau_dmem_page(struct nouveau_drm *drm, struct page *page)
> {
> 	return is_device_private_page(page) && drm->dmem == page_to_dmem(page)
> Which does touch 'page->pgmap'
> Is this OK without having a get_dev_pagemap() ?
> Noting that the collision-retry scheme doesn't protect anything here
> as we can have a concurrent invalidation while doing the above deref.

Uh ? How so ? We are not reading the same code i think.

My read is that function is call when holding the device
lock which exclude any racing mmu notifier from making
forward progress and it is also protected by the range so
at the time this happens it is safe to dereference the
struct page. In this case any way we can update the
nouveau_dmem_page() to check that page page->pgmap == the
expected pgmap.


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