Under what situation hvm_hap_nested_page_fault will be called?
Attach is the latest log with CPU id.
Before each call of unshare() I print out the caller.
From the log u will find the error mfn is MFN=2df895, in line 488
Line 37:(XEN) ===>mem_sharing_share_pages mfn 2df895 gfn 520798 p2md d did 2
Is the log in mem_sharing_share_pages, from below line 632
618 /* gfn lists always have at least one entry => save to call list_entry */
619 mem_sharing_gfn_account(gfn_get_info(&ce->gfns), 1);
620 mem_sharing_gfn_account(gfn_get_info(&se->gfns), 1);
621 list_for_each_safe(le, te, &ce->gfns)
623 gfn = list_entry(le, struct gfn_info, list);
624 /* Get the source page and type, this should never fail
625 * because we are under shr lock, and got non-null se */
626 BUG_ON(!get_page_and_type(spage, dom_cow, PGT_shared_page));
627 /* Move the gfn_info from ce list to se list */
629 d = get_domain_by_id(gfn->domain);
631 gfn_to_mfn(d, gfn->gfn, &p2mt);
632 printk("===>mem_sharing_share_pages mfn %lx gfn %lu p2md %x did %d\n", se->mfn, gfn->gfn, p2mt,d->domain_id);
633 BUG_ON(set_shared_p2m_entry(d, gfn->gfn, se->mfn) == 0);
635 list_add(&gfn->list, &se->gfns);
Sent: Jui-Hao Chiang [mailto:juihaochiang@xxxxxxxxx]
Date: 2011年1月10日 16:10
CC: Tim Deegan; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sub: Re: [PATCH] mem_sharing: fix race condition of nominate and unshare
Thanks for your testing info.
I assume you have mem_sharing_unshare_page called with successful return value, otherwise the mod_l1_entry won't be called.
Could you call mem_sharing_debug_gfn() before unshare() return success?
In addition, are there multiple CPUs touching the same page? e.g. you can print out the cpu id inside unshare() and the mm.c:859.
After this change, unshare() has a potential problem of deadlock for shr_lock and p2m_lock with different locking order.
Assume two CPUs do the following
CPU1: hvm_hap_nested_page_fault() => unshare() => p2m_change_type() (locking order: shr_lock, p2m_lock)
CPU2: p2m_teardown() => unshare() (locking order: p2m_lock, shr_lock)
When CPU1 grabs shr_lock and CPU2 grabs p2m_lock, they deadlock later.
1. mem_sharing_unshare_page() has the routine called from gfn_to_mfn_unshare, which is called by gnttab_transfer
Since no bug report on grant_table right now, so I think this is safe for now
Also p2m_tear_down è mem_sharing_unshare_page() , its flag is MEM_SHARING_DESTROY_GFN, and won’t has the chance to
Of course, the p2m_teardown won't call set_shared_p2m_entry. But this does not change my argument that p2m_teardown() hold p2m_lock to wait on shr_lock. Actaully, after looking for a while, I rebut myself that the scenario of deadlock won't exist.
When p2m_teardown is called, the domain is dying in its last few steps (device, irq are released), and there is no way for hvm_hap_nested_page_fault() to happen on the memory of the dying domain. If this case is eliminated, then my patch should not have deadlock problem. Any comments?
3. set_shared_p2m_entry() which call set_p2m_entry() is not in p2m_lock, and I found in other code set_p2m_entry is called in p2m_lock,
so here I think it is a problem
So I think at least set_p2m_entry should be put into p2m_lock.
I’ll do more investigation base on this.