Re: [PATCH V5 0/9] Fixes for vhost metadata acceleration

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 - 12:41:10 EST

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:57:07AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 04:31:07PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> > What kind of issues do you see? Spinlock is to synchronize GUP with MMU
> > notifier in this series.
> A GUP that can't sleep can't pagefault which makes it a really weird
> pattern

get_user_pages/get_user_pages_fast must not be called under a spinlock.
We have the somewhat misnamed __get_user_page_fast that just does a
lookup for existing pages and never faults for a few places that need
to do that lookup from contexts where we can't sleep.