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[10/18] mm, thp: use head page in __migration_entry_wait()

Message ID 20210616012342.r-f9_qYFs%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [01/18] mm,hwpoison: fix race with hugetlb page allocation | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton June 16, 2021, 1:23 a.m. UTC
From: Xu Yu <xuyu@linux.alibaba.com>
Subject: mm, thp: use head page in __migration_entry_wait()

We notice that hung task happens in a corner but practical scenario when
CONFIG_PREEMPT_NONE is enabled, as follows.

Process 0                       Process 1                     Process 2..Inf
split_huge_page_to_list
    unmap_page
        split_huge_pmd_address
                                __migration_entry_wait(head)
                                                              __migration_entry_wait(tail)
    remap_page (roll back)
        remove_migration_ptes
            rmap_walk_anon
                cond_resched

Where __migration_entry_wait(tail) is occurred in kernel space, e.g.,
copy_to_user in fstat, which will immediately fault again without
rescheduling, and thus occupy the cpu fully.

When there are too many processes performing __migration_entry_wait on
tail page, remap_page will never be done after cond_resched.

This makes __migration_entry_wait operate on the compound head page, thus
waits for remap_page to complete, whether the THP is split successfully or
roll back.

Note that put_and_wait_on_page_locked helps to drop the page reference
acquired with get_page_unless_zero, as soon as the page is on the wait
queue, before actually waiting.  So splitting the THP is only prevented
for a brief interval.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/b9836c1dd522e903891760af9f0c86a2cce987eb.1623144009.git.xuyu@linux.alibaba.com
Fixes: ba98828088ad ("thp: add option to setup migration entries during PMD split")
Suggested-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Gang Deng <gavin.dg@linux.alibaba.com>
Signed-off-by: Xu Yu <xuyu@linux.alibaba.com>
Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
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 mm/migrate.c |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
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--- a/mm/migrate.c~mm-thp-use-head-page-in-__migration_entry_wait
+++ a/mm/migrate.c
@@ -295,6 +295,7 @@  void __migration_entry_wait(struct mm_st
 		goto out;
 
 	page = migration_entry_to_page(entry);
+	page = compound_head(page);
 
 	/*
 	 * Once page cache replacement of page migration started, page_count