[PATCH rdma-next v1 0/4] Improve ODP by using HMM API

From: Leon Romanovsky
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 - 07:22:43 EST

From: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Cleaned code.
* Support a potential valid dma_address of NULL by flags detection,
note was added to clarify things as was asked.
* Fix 80 character lines in few places.
v0: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200914113949.346562-1-leon@xxxxxxxxxx

Based on:

>From Yishai:

This series improves ODP performance by moving to use the HMM API as of below.

The get_user_pages_remote() functionality was replaced by HMM:
- No need anymore to allocate and free memory to hold its output per call.
- No need anymore to use the put_page() to unpin the pages.
- The logic to detect contiguous pages is done based on the returned order
from HMM, no need to run per page, and evaluate.

Moving to use the HMM enables to reduce page faults in the system by using the
snapshot mode. This mode allows existing pages in the CPU to become presented
to the device without faulting.

This non-faulting mode may be used explicitly by an application with some new
option of advice MR (i.e. PREFETCH_NO_FAULT) and is used upon ODP MR
registration internally as part of initiating the device page table.

To achieve the above, internal changes in the ODP data structures were done
and some flows were cleaned-up/adapted accordingly.


Yishai Hadas (4):
IB/core: Improve ODP to use hmm_range_fault()
IB/core: Enable ODP sync without faulting
RDMA/mlx5: Extend advice MR to support non faulting mode
RDMA/mlx5: Sync device with CPU pages upon ODP MR registration

drivers/infiniband/Kconfig | 1 +
drivers/infiniband/core/umem_odp.c | 286 ++++++++++--------------
drivers/infiniband/hw/mlx5/mlx5_ib.h | 6 +
drivers/infiniband/hw/mlx5/mr.c | 14 +-
drivers/infiniband/hw/mlx5/odp.c | 49 ++--
include/rdma/ib_umem_odp.h | 21 +-
include/uapi/rdma/ib_user_ioctl_verbs.h | 1 +
7 files changed, 176 insertions(+), 202 deletions(-)