Re: [PATCH v2 0/9] s390: implement and optimize vmemmap_free()

From: Heiko Carstens
Date: Fri Jul 24 2020 - 10:33:06 EST

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 11:45:49AM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> This series is based on the latest s390/features branch [1]. It
> consolidates vmem_add_range(), vmem_remove_range(), and vmemmap_populate()
> into a single, recursive page table walker. It then implements
> vmemmap_free() and optimizes it by
> - Freeing empty page tables (also done for vmem_remove_range()).
> - Handling cases where the vmemmap of a section does not fill huge pages
> completely (e.g., sizeof(struct page) == 56).
> vmemmap_free() is currently never used, unless adiing standby memory fails
> (unlikely). This is relevant for virtio-mem, which adds/removes memory
> in memory block/section granularity (always removes memory in the same
> granularity it added it).
> I gave this a proper test with my virtio-mem prototype (which I will share
> in the near future), both with 56 byte memmap per page and 64 byte memmap
> per page, with and without huge page support. In both cases, removing
> memory (routed through arch_remove_memory()) will result in
> - all populated vmemmap pages to get removed/freed
> - all applicable page tables for the vmemmap getting removed/freed
> - all applicable page tables for the idendity mapping getting removed/freed
> Unfortunately, I don't have access to bigger and z/VM (esp. dcss)
> environments.
> This is the basis for real memory hotunplug support for s390x and should
> complete my journey to s390x vmem/vmemmap code for now
> What needs double-checking is tlb flushing. AFAIKS, as there are no valid
> accesses, doing a single range flush at the end is sufficient, both when
> removing vmemmap pages and the idendity mapping.
> [1]
> v1 -> v2:
> - Convert to a single page table walker named "modify_pagetable()", with
> two helper functions "add_pagetable()" and "remove_pagetable().
> David Hildenbrand (9):
> s390/vmem: rename vmem_add_mem() to vmem_add_range()
> s390/vmem: consolidate vmem_add_range() and vmem_remove_range()
> s390/vmemmap: extend modify_pagetable() to handle vmemmap
> s390/vmemmap: cleanup when vmemmap_populate() fails
> s390/vmemmap: take the vmem_mutex when populating/freeing
> s390/vmem: cleanup empty page tables
> s390/vmemmap: fallback to PTEs if mapping large PMD fails
> s390/vmemmap: remember unused sub-pmd ranges
> s390/vmemmap: avoid memset(PAGE_UNUSED) when adding consecutive
> sections
> arch/s390/mm/vmem.c | 637 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
> 1 file changed, 442 insertions(+), 195 deletions(-)

Series applied, thank you!