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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v9 04/12] vfio iommu: Add support for mediated d

From: Jike Song
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v9 04/12] vfio iommu: Add support for mediated devices
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:35:39 +0800
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On 11/02/2016 09:18 PM, Kirti Wankhede wrote:
> On 11/2/2016 6:30 PM, Jike Song wrote:
>> On 11/02/2016 08:41 PM, Kirti Wankhede wrote:
>>> On 11/2/2016 5:51 PM, Jike Song wrote:
>>>> On 11/02/2016 12:09 PM, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>>>>> Or you could just reference and use @mm as KVM and others do. Or there is
>>>>> anything else you need from @current than just @mm?
>>>> I agree. If @mm is the only thing needed, there is really no reason to
>>>> refer to the @task :-)
>>> In vfio_lock_acct(), that is for page accounting, if mm->mmap_sem is
>>> already held then page accounting is deferred, where task structure is
>>> used to get mm and work is deferred only if mm exist:
>>>     mm = get_task_mm(task);
>>> That is where this module need task structure.
>> Kirti,
>> By calling get_task_mm you hold a ref on @mm and save it in iommu,
>> whenever you want to do something like vfio_lock_acct(), use that mm
>> (as you said, if mmap_sem not accessible then defer it to a work, but
>> still @mm is the whole information), and put it after the usage.
>> I still can't see any reason that the @task have to be saved. It's
>> always the @mm all the time. Did I miss anything?
> If the process is terminated by SIGKILL, as Alexey mentioned in this
> mail thread earlier exit_mm() is called first and then all files are
> closed. From exit_mm(), task->mm is set to NULL. So from teardown path,
> we should call get_task_mm(task) to get current status intsead of using
> stale pointer.

You have got the ref on a task->mm and stored it somewhere, then after
that at some time the task->mm was set to NULL -- what's exactly the
problem here? It's perfectly okay per my understanding ...


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