On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 03:13:10PM -0800, Yang Shi wrote:

> >>> 2) access_remote_vm() et al will do the same ->mmap_sem, and
> >> Yes, it does. But, __access_remote_vm() is called by access_process_vm()
> >> too, which is used by much more places, i.e. ptrace, so I was not sure
> >> if it is preferred to convert to killable version. So, I leave it 
> >> untouched.
> > Yeah, but ->mmap_sem is taken 3 times per /proc/*/cmdline read
> > and your scalability tests should trigger next backtrace right away.
> Yes, however, I didn't run into it if mmap_sem is acquired earlier.
> How about defining a killable version, like 
> __access_remote_vm_killable() which use down_read_killable(), then the 
> killable version can be used by proc/*/cmdline? There might be other 
> users in the future.

It would be a disaster as interfaces multiply.

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