[v17,13/23] mm: pagewalk: Don't lock PTEs for walk_page_range_novma()
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Message ID 20191218162402.45610-14-steven.price@arm.com
State New
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  • Generic page walk and ptdump
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Steven Price Dec. 18, 2019, 4:23 p.m. UTC
walk_page_range_novma() can be used to walk page tables or the kernel or
for firmware. These page tables may contain entries that are not backed
by a struct page and so it isn't (in general) possible to take the PTE
lock for the pte_entry() callback. So update walk_pte_range() to only
take the lock when no_vma==false by splitting out the inner loop to a
separate function and add a comment explaining the difference to
walk_page_range_novma().

Signed-off-by: Steven Price <steven.price@arm.com>
---
 mm/pagewalk.c | 35 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/mm/pagewalk.c b/mm/pagewalk.c
index d5773465f6da..4b5ee92ba079 100644
--- a/mm/pagewalk.c
+++ b/mm/pagewalk.c
@@ -4,15 +4,12 @@ 
 #include <linux/sched.h>
 #include <linux/hugetlb.h>
 
-static int walk_pte_range(pmd_t *pmd, unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
-			  struct mm_walk *walk)
+static int walk_pte_range_inner(pte_t *pte, unsigned long addr,
+				unsigned long end, struct mm_walk *walk)
 {
-	pte_t *pte;
-	int err = 0;
 	const struct mm_walk_ops *ops = walk->ops;
-	spinlock_t *ptl;
+	int err = 0;
 
-	pte = pte_offset_map_lock(walk->mm, pmd, addr, &ptl);
 	for (;;) {
 		err = ops->pte_entry(pte, addr, addr + PAGE_SIZE, walk);
 		if (err)
@@ -22,8 +19,26 @@  static int walk_pte_range(pmd_t *pmd, unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
 			break;
 		pte++;
 	}
+	return err;
+}
+
+static int walk_pte_range(pmd_t *pmd, unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
+			  struct mm_walk *walk)
+{
+	pte_t *pte;
+	int err = 0;
+	spinlock_t *ptl;
+
+	if (walk->no_vma) {
+		pte = pte_offset_map(pmd, addr);
+		err = walk_pte_range_inner(pte, addr, end, walk);
+		pte_unmap(pte);
+	} else {
+		pte = pte_offset_map_lock(walk->mm, pmd, addr, &ptl);
+		err = walk_pte_range_inner(pte, addr, end, walk);
+		pte_unmap_unlock(pte, ptl);
+	}
 
-	pte_unmap_unlock(pte, ptl);
 	return err;
 }
 
@@ -394,6 +409,12 @@  int walk_page_range(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long start,
 	return err;
 }
 
+/*
+ * Similar to walk_page_range() but can walk any page tables even if they are
+ * not backed by VMAs. Because 'unusual' entries may be walked this function
+ * will also not lock the PTEs for the pte_entry() callback. This is useful for
+ * walking the kernel pages tables or page tables for firmware.
+ */
 int walk_page_range_novma(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long start,
 			  unsigned long end, const struct mm_walk_ops *ops,
 			  void *private)