[PATCH V5 4/7] mm: mlock: Add mlock flags to enable VM_LOCKONFAULT usage

Kirill A. Shutemov kirill at shutemov.name
Mon Jul 27 17:15:18 AEST 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 05:28:42PM -0400, Eric B Munson wrote:
> The previous patch introduced a flag that specified pages in a VMA
> should be placed on the unevictable LRU, but they should not be made
> present when the area is created.  This patch adds the ability to set
> this state via the new mlock system calls.
> We add MLOCK_ONFAULT for mlock2 and MCL_ONFAULT for mlockall.
> MLOCK_ONFAULT will set the VM_LOCKONFAULT flag as well as the VM_LOCKED
> flag for the target region.  MCL_CURRENT and MCL_ONFAULT are used to
> lock current mappings.  With MCL_CURRENT all pages are made present and
> with MCL_ONFAULT they are locked when faulted in.  When specified with
> MCL_FUTURE all new mappings will be marked with VM_LOCKONFAULT.
> Currently, mlockall() clears all VMA lock flags and then sets the
> requested flags.  For instance, if a process has MCL_FUTURE and
> MCL_CURRENT set, but they want to clear MCL_FUTURE this would be
> accomplished by calling mlockall(MCL_CURRENT).  This still holds with
> the introduction of MCL_ONFAULT.  Each call to mlockall() resets all
> VMA flags to the values specified in the current call.  The new mlock2
> system call behaves in the same way.  If a region is locked with
> MLOCK_ONFAULT and a user wants to force it to be populated now, a second
> call to mlock2(MLOCK_LOCKED) will accomplish this.
> munlock() will unconditionally clear both vma flags.  munlockall()
> unconditionally clears for VMA flags on all VMAs and in the
> mm->def_flags field.
> Signed-off-by: Eric B Munson <emunson at akamai.com>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko at suse.cz>
> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka at suse.cz>
> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet at lwn.net>
> Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill at shutemov.name>
> Cc: linux-alpha at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-mips at linux-mips.org
> Cc: linux-parisc at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
> Cc: sparclinux at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-xtensa at linux-xtensa.org
> Cc: linux-arch at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-api at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-mm at kvack.org
> ---
> Changes from V4:
> * Split addition of VMA flag
> Changes from V3:
> * Do extensive search for VM_LOCKED and ensure that VM_LOCKONFAULT is also handled
>  where appropriate
>  arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/mman.h   |  2 ++
>  arch/mips/include/uapi/asm/mman.h    |  2 ++
>  arch/parisc/include/uapi/asm/mman.h  |  2 ++
>  arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/mman.h |  2 ++
>  arch/sparc/include/uapi/asm/mman.h   |  2 ++
>  arch/tile/include/uapi/asm/mman.h    |  3 +++
>  arch/xtensa/include/uapi/asm/mman.h  |  2 ++

Again, you can save few lines by moving some code into mman-common.h.

Otherwise looks good.

 Kirill A. Shutemov

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