[v11,25/26] powerpc/mm: add speculative page fault

Message ID 1526555193-7242-26-git-send-email-ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com
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Laurent Dufour May 17, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
This patch enable the speculative page fault on the PowerPC

This will try a speculative page fault without holding the mmap_sem,
if it returns with VM_FAULT_RETRY, the mmap_sem is acquired and the
traditional page fault processing is done.

The speculative path is only tried for multithreaded process as there is no
risk of contention on the mmap_sem otherwise.

Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
 arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)


diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
index ef268d5d9db7..d7b5742ffb2b 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
@@ -465,6 +465,21 @@  static int __do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long address,
 	if (is_exec)
+	/*
+	 * Try speculative page fault before grabbing the mmap_sem.
+	 * The Page fault is done if VM_FAULT_RETRY is not returned.
+	 * But if the memory protection keys are active, we don't know if the
+	 * fault is due to key mistmatch or due to a classic protection check.
+	 * To differentiate that, we will need the VMA we no more have, so
+	 * let's retry with the mmap_sem held.
+	 */
+	fault = handle_speculative_fault(mm, address, flags);
+					fault != VM_FAULT_SIGSEGV)) {
+		perf_sw_event(PERF_COUNT_SW_SPF, 1, regs, address);
+		goto done;
+	}
 	/* When running in the kernel we expect faults to occur only to
 	 * addresses in user space.  All other faults represent errors in the
 	 * kernel and should generate an OOPS.  Unfortunately, in the case of an
@@ -565,6 +580,7 @@  static int __do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long address,
 	if (unlikely(fault & VM_FAULT_ERROR))
 		return mm_fault_error(regs, address, fault);