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[172/200] mm/cma.c: remove redundant cma_mutex lock

Message ID 20201215031323.-4QcJQxbF%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series [001/200] kthread: add kthread_work tracepoints | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton Dec. 15, 2020, 3:13 a.m. UTC
From: Lecopzer Chen <lecopzer.chen@mediatek.com>
Subject: mm/cma.c: remove redundant cma_mutex lock

The cma_mutex which protects alloc_contig_range() was first appeared in
commit 7ee793a62fa8c ("cma: Remove potential deadlock situation"), at that
time, there is no guarantee the behavior of concurrency inside

After commit 2c7452a075d4db2dc ("mm/page_isolation.c: make
start_isolate_page_range() fail if already isolated")

  > However, two subsystems (CMA and gigantic
  > huge pages for example) could attempt operations on the same range.  If
  > this happens, one thread may 'undo' the work another thread is doing.
  > This can result in pageblocks being incorrectly left marked as
  > MIGRATE_ISOLATE and therefore not available for page allocation.

The concurrency inside alloc_contig_range() was clarified.

Now we can find that hugepage and virtio call alloc_contig_range() without
any lock, thus cma_mutex is "redundant" in cma_alloc() now.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20201020102241.3729-1-lecopzer.chen@mediatek.com
Signed-off-by: Lecopzer Chen <lecopzer.chen@mediatek.com>
Acked-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@gmail.com>
Cc: YJ Chiang <yj.chiang@mediatek.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

 mm/cma.c |    4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)
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--- a/mm/cma.c~mm-cmac-remove-redundant-cma_mutex-lock
+++ a/mm/cma.c
@@ -38,7 +38,6 @@ 
 struct cma cma_areas[MAX_CMA_AREAS];
 unsigned cma_area_count;
-static DEFINE_MUTEX(cma_mutex);
 phys_addr_t cma_get_base(const struct cma *cma)
@@ -454,10 +453,9 @@  struct page *cma_alloc(struct cma *cma,
 		pfn = cma->base_pfn + (bitmap_no << cma->order_per_bit);
-		mutex_lock(&cma_mutex);
 		ret = alloc_contig_range(pfn, pfn + count, MIGRATE_CMA,
 				     GFP_KERNEL | (no_warn ? __GFP_NOWARN : 0));
-		mutex_unlock(&cma_mutex);
 		if (ret == 0) {
 			page = pfn_to_page(pfn);