Commit 2916ecc0 authored by Committed by Linus TorvaldsBrowse files
mm/migrate: new migrate mode MIGRATE_SYNC_NO_COPY
Introduce a new migration mode that allow to offload the copy to a device DMA engine. This changes the workflow of migration and not all address_space migratepage callback can support this. This is intended to be use by migrate_vma() which itself is use for thing like HMM (see include/linux/hmm.h). No additional per-filesystem migratepage testing is needed. I disables MIGRATE_SYNC_NO_COPY in all problematic migratepage() callback and i added comment in those to explain why (part of this patch). The commit message is unclear it should say that any callback that wish to support this new mode need to be aware of the difference in the migration flow from other mode. Some of these callbacks do extra locking while copying (aio, zsmalloc, balloon, ...) and for DMA to be effective you want to copy multiple pages in one DMA operations. But in the problematic case you can not easily hold the extra lock accross multiple call to this callback. Usual flow is: ...