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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Don't fault around userfaultfd-registered regions on reads
On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 06:00:44PM +0100, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 26.11.20 23:23, Peter Xu wrote:
> > Faulting around for reads are in most cases helpful for the performance so that
> > continuous memory accesses may avoid another trip of page fault. However it
> > may not always work as expected.
> >
> > For example, userfaultfd registered regions may not be the best candidate for
> > pre-faults around the reads.
> Are we getting uffd faults even though no-one actually accessed it?

Userfaultfd should only notify if someone accessed it.

> So in case I would track what some part of my program actually reads, I
> would get wrong notifications?

For shmem, we can't track it right now, afaict. The message will only generate
if the page cache is not there.

While tracking page reads without page cache is helpless.. because they're all


Peter Xu

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