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[v2,3/6] mm: introduce zone_gup_lock, for dma-pinned pages

Message ID 20180702005654.20369-4-jhubbard@nvidia.com
State New, archived
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john.hubbard@gmail.com July 2, 2018, 12:56 a.m. UTC
From: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>

The page->dma_pinned_flags and _count fields require
lock protection. A lock at approximately the granularity
of the zone_lru_lock is called for, but adding to the
locking contention of zone_lru_lock is undesirable,
because that is a pre-existing hot spot. Fortunately,
these new dma_pinned_* fields can use an independent
lock, so this patch creates an entirely new lock, right
next to the zone_lru_lock.

Why "zone_gup_lock"?

Most of the naming refers to "DMA-pinned pages", but
"zone DMA lock" has other meanings already, so this is
called zone_gup_lock instead. The "dma pinning" is a result
of get_user_pages (gup) being called, so the name still
helps explain its use.

Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
 include/linux/mmzone.h | 7 +++++++
 mm/page_alloc.c        | 1 +
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
index 32699b2dc52a..5b4ceef82657 100644
--- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
+++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
@@ -662,6 +662,8 @@  typedef struct pglist_data {
 	int kswapd_failures;		/* Number of 'reclaimed == 0' runs */
+	spinlock_t pinned_dma_lock;
 	int kcompactd_max_order;
 	enum zone_type kcompactd_classzone_idx;
@@ -740,6 +742,11 @@  static inline spinlock_t *zone_lru_lock(struct zone *zone)
 	return &zone->zone_pgdat->lru_lock;
+static inline spinlock_t *zone_gup_lock(struct zone *zone)
+	return &zone->zone_pgdat->pinned_dma_lock;
 static inline struct lruvec *node_lruvec(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
 	return &pgdat->lruvec;
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 1521100f1e63..9c493442b57c 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -6211,6 +6211,7 @@  static void __paginginit free_area_init_core(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
 	int nid = pgdat->node_id;
+	spin_lock_init(&pgdat->pinned_dma_lock);
 	pgdat->numabalancing_migrate_nr_pages = 0;