path: root/mm/rmap.c
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authorRik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>2010-08-09 17:18:39 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-08-09 20:44:55 -0700
commit5c341ee1dfc8fe69d66b1c8b19e463c6d7201ae1 (patch)
tree41f05611f8b1d7562c2193ade8c089408f262a6b /mm/rmap.c
parentcba48b98f2348c814316c4b4f411a07a0e4a2bf9 (diff)
mm: track the root (oldest) anon_vma
Track the root (oldest) anon_vma in each anon_vma tree. Because we only take the lock on the root anon_vma, we cannot use the lock on higher-up anon_vmas to lock anything. This makes it impossible to do an indirect lookup of the root anon_vma, since the data structures could go away from under us. However, a direct pointer is safe because the root anon_vma is always the last one that gets freed on munmap or exit, by virtue of the same_vma list order and unlink_anon_vmas walking the list forward. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix typo] Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Tested-by: Larry Woodman <lwoodman@redhat.com> Acked-by: Larry Woodman <lwoodman@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/rmap.c')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/rmap.c b/mm/rmap.c
index b65f00d1707f..caa48b27371b 100644
--- a/mm/rmap.c
+++ b/mm/rmap.c
@@ -132,6 +132,11 @@ int anon_vma_prepare(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
if (unlikely(!anon_vma))
goto out_enomem_free_avc;
allocated = anon_vma;
+ /*
+ * This VMA had no anon_vma yet. This anon_vma is
+ * the root of any anon_vma tree that might form.
+ */
+ anon_vma->root = anon_vma;
@@ -224,9 +229,15 @@ int anon_vma_fork(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_area_struct *pvma)
avc = anon_vma_chain_alloc();
if (!avc)
goto out_error_free_anon_vma;
- anon_vma_chain_link(vma, avc, anon_vma);
+ /*
+ * The root anon_vma's spinlock is the lock actually used when we
+ * lock any of the anon_vmas in this anon_vma tree.
+ */
+ anon_vma->root = pvma->anon_vma->root;
/* Mark this anon_vma as the one where our new (COWed) pages go. */
vma->anon_vma = anon_vma;
+ anon_vma_chain_link(vma, avc, anon_vma);
return 0;
@@ -261,7 +272,10 @@ void unlink_anon_vmas(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
struct anon_vma_chain *avc, *next;
- /* Unlink each anon_vma chained to the VMA. */
+ /*
+ * Unlink each anon_vma chained to the VMA. This list is ordered
+ * from newest to oldest, ensuring the root anon_vma gets freed last.
+ */
list_for_each_entry_safe(avc, next, &vma->anon_vma_chain, same_vma) {

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