mm: always lock the root (oldest) anon_vma
authorRik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:18:40 +0000 (17:18 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:44:55 +0000 (20:44 -0700)
commit012f18004da33ba672e3c60838cc4898126174d3
tree990382f9f8c0d885463ac9195b8e9a18043f716d
parent5c341ee1dfc8fe69d66b1c8b19e463c6d7201ae1
mm: always lock the root (oldest) anon_vma

Always (and only) lock the root (oldest) anon_vma whenever we do something
in an anon_vma.  The recently introduced anon_vma scalability is due to
the rmap code scanning only the VMAs that need to be scanned.  Many common
operations still took the anon_vma lock on the root anon_vma, so always
taking that lock is not expected to introduce any scalability issues.

However, always taking the same lock does mean we only need to take one
lock, which means rmap_walk on pages from any anon_vma in the vma is
excluded from occurring during an munmap, expand_stack or other operation
that needs to exclude rmap_walk and similar functions.

Also add the proper locking to vma_adjust.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Larry Woodman <lwoodman@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Larry Woodman <lwoodman@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
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>
include/linux/rmap.h
mm/ksm.c
mm/migrate.c
mm/mmap.c