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    SubjectRe: Improved DRM support for cant_use_aperture platforms
    Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 02:51:08PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
    > > Is there someone else on this list who would be able to look into
    > > backporting vmap()/vunmap() to 2.4? I don't use 2.4 with any
    > > regularity anymore, but I suppose if nobody else is interested, I
    > > could look into it.
    >
    > I did that for the XFS tree ages ago, it's also in the -ac and -aa (the latter
    > still has the old three-arg version) now. I will submit it to Marcelo as soon
    > as 2.4.21 is out (so with the current 2.4 merge rate it'll be in in about 6 month..)
    >

    That 2.5 vmap rework introduced a subtle race-bug-goes-oops in
    vmalloc()/vfree(). The below patch from Bill fixes it up.




    From: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>

    The new vmalloc() semantics from 2.5.32 had a race window. As things stand,
    the presence of a vm_area in the vmlist protects from allocators other than
    the owner examining the ptes in that area. This puts an ordering constraint
    on unmapping, so that allocators are required to unmap areas before removing
    them from the list or otherwise dropping the lock.

    Currently, unmap_vm_area() is done outside the lock and after the area is
    removed, which as we've seen from Felix von Leitner's test is oopsable.

    The following patch folds calls to unmap_vm_area() into remove_vm_area() to
    reinstate what are essentially the 2.4.x semantics of vfree(). This renders
    a number of unmap_vm_area() calls unnecessary (and in fact oopsable since
    they wipe ptes from later allocations). It's an open question as to whether
    this is sufficiently performant, but it is the minimally invasive approach.
    The more performant alternative is to provide the right API hooks to wipe the
    vmalloc() area clean before removing them from the list, using the ownership
    of the area to eliminate holding the vmlist_lock for the duration of the
    unmapping. If it proves to be necessary wli is on standby to implement it.


    25-akpm/arch/i386/mm/ioremap.c | 1 -
    25-akpm/arch/sparc64/kernel/module.c | 2 ++
    25-akpm/arch/x86_64/kernel/module.c | 2 +-
    25-akpm/arch/x86_64/mm/ioremap.c | 1 -
    25-akpm/mm/vmalloc.c | 3 +--
    5 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

    diff -puN arch/i386/mm/ioremap.c~vmalloc-race-fix arch/i386/mm/ioremap.c
    --- 25/arch/i386/mm/ioremap.c~vmalloc-race-fix Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    +++ 25-akpm/arch/i386/mm/ioremap.c Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    @@ -222,7 +222,6 @@ void iounmap(void *addr)
    return;
    }

    - unmap_vm_area(p);
    if (p->flags && p->phys_addr < virt_to_phys(high_memory)) {
    change_page_attr(virt_to_page(__va(p->phys_addr)),
    p->size >> PAGE_SHIFT,
    diff -puN arch/sparc64/kernel/module.c~vmalloc-race-fix arch/sparc64/kernel/module.c
    --- 25/arch/sparc64/kernel/module.c~vmalloc-race-fix Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    +++ 25-akpm/arch/sparc64/kernel/module.c Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    @@ -138,7 +138,9 @@ void *module_alloc(unsigned long size)
    /* Free memory returned from module_core_alloc/module_init_alloc */
    void module_free(struct module *mod, void *module_region)
    {
    + write_lock(&vmlist_lock);
    module_unmap(module_region);
    + write_unlock(&vmlist_lock);
    /* FIXME: If module_region == mod->init_region, trim exception
    table entries. */
    }
    diff -puN arch/x86_64/kernel/module.c~vmalloc-race-fix arch/x86_64/kernel/module.c
    --- 25/arch/x86_64/kernel/module.c~vmalloc-race-fix Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    +++ 25-akpm/arch/x86_64/kernel/module.c Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    @@ -48,7 +48,6 @@ void module_free(struct module *mod, voi
    for (prevp = &mod_vmlist ; (map = *prevp) ; prevp = &map->next) {
    if ((unsigned long)map->addr == addr) {
    *prevp = map->next;
    - write_unlock(&vmlist_lock);
    goto found;
    }
    }
    @@ -57,6 +56,7 @@ void module_free(struct module *mod, voi
    return;
    found:
    unmap_vm_area(map);
    + write_unlock(&vmlist_lock);
    if (map->pages) {
    for (i = 0; i < map->nr_pages; i++)
    if (map->pages[i])
    diff -puN arch/x86_64/mm/ioremap.c~vmalloc-race-fix arch/x86_64/mm/ioremap.c
    --- 25/arch/x86_64/mm/ioremap.c~vmalloc-race-fix Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    +++ 25-akpm/arch/x86_64/mm/ioremap.c Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    @@ -222,7 +222,6 @@ void iounmap(void *addr)
    return;
    }

    - unmap_vm_area(p);
    if (p->flags && p->phys_addr < virt_to_phys(high_memory)) {
    change_page_attr(virt_to_page(__va(p->phys_addr)),
    p->size >> PAGE_SHIFT,
    diff -puN mm/vmalloc.c~vmalloc-race-fix mm/vmalloc.c
    --- 25/mm/vmalloc.c~vmalloc-race-fix Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    +++ 25-akpm/mm/vmalloc.c Mon May 12 14:17:19 2003
    @@ -260,6 +260,7 @@ struct vm_struct *remove_vm_area(void *a
    return NULL;

    found:
    + unmap_vm_area(tmp);
    *p = tmp->next;
    write_unlock(&vmlist_lock);
    return tmp;
    @@ -283,8 +284,6 @@ void __vunmap(void *addr, int deallocate
    addr);
    return;
    }
    -
    - unmap_vm_area(area);

    if (deallocate_pages) {
    int i;
    _

    -
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