On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:41 AM, Jan Kara <jack(a)suse.cz> wrote:
On Fri 08-06-18 16:51:14, Dan Williams wrote:
> In preparation for implementing support for memory poison (media error)
> handling via dax mappings, implement a lock_page() equivalent. Poison
> error handling requires rmap and needs guarantees that the page->mapping
> association is maintained / valid (inode not freed) for the duration of
> the lookup.
> In the device-dax case it is sufficient to simply hold a dev_pagemap
> reference. In the filesystem-dax case we need to use the entry lock.
> Export the entry lock via dax_lock_page() that uses rcu_read_lock() to
> protect against the inode being freed, and revalidates the page->mapping
> association under xa_lock().
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams(a)intel.com>
Some comments below...
> diff --git a/fs/dax.c b/fs/dax.c
> index cccf6cad1a7a..b7e71b108fcf 100644
> --- a/fs/dax.c
> +++ b/fs/dax.c
> @@ -361,6 +361,82 @@ static void dax_disassociate_entry(void *entry, struct
> +struct page *dax_lock_page(unsigned long pfn)
Why do you return struct page here? Any reason behind that?
Unlike lock_page() there is no guarantee that we can lock a mapping
entry given a pfn. There is a chance that we lose a race and can't
validate the pfn to take the lock. So returning 'struct page *' was
there to indicate that we successfully validated the pfn and were able
to take the lock. I'll rework it to just return bool.
page exists and can be accessed through pfn_to_page() regardless of result
of this function so it looks a bit confusing. Also dax_lock_page() name
seems a bit confusing. Maybe dax_lock_pfn_mapping_entry()?