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SubjectRe: Race between vmtruncate and mapped areas?
Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de> wrote:
>
> what do you think of this untested fix?
>
> I wonder if vm_file is valid for all nopage operations, I think it
> should, and the i_mapping as well should always exist, but in the worst
> case it shouldn't be too difficult to take care of special cases
> (just checking if the new_page is reserved and if the vma is VM_SPECIAL)
> would eliminate most issues, shall there be any.

yes, I think this is a good solution.

In 2.5 (at least) we can push all the sequence number work into
filemap_nopage(), and add a new vm_ops->revalidate() thing, so do_no_page()
doesn't need to know about inodes and such.

So the mm/memory.c part would look something like:

diff -puN mm/memory.c~a mm/memory.c
--- 25/mm/memory.c~a 2003-05-15 01:29:21.000000000 -0700
+++ 25-akpm/mm/memory.c 2003-05-15 01:32:02.000000000 -0700
@@ -1399,7 +1399,7 @@ do_no_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct
pmd, write_access, address);
pte_unmap(page_table);
spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
-
+retry:
new_page = vma->vm_ops->nopage(vma, address & PAGE_MASK, 0);

/* no page was available -- either SIGBUS or OOM */
@@ -1408,9 +1408,11 @@ do_no_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct
if (new_page == NOPAGE_OOM)
return VM_FAULT_OOM;

- pte_chain = pte_chain_alloc(GFP_KERNEL);
- if (!pte_chain)
- goto oom;
+ if (!pte_chain) {
+ pte_chain = pte_chain_alloc(GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!pte_chain)
+ goto oom;
+ }

/*
* Should we do an early C-O-W break?
@@ -1428,6 +1430,17 @@ do_no_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct
}

spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
+
+ /*
+ * comment goes here
+ */
+ if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->revalidate &&
+ vma->vm_ops->revalidate(vma, address) {
+ spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
+ put_page(new_page);
+ goto retry;
+ }
+
page_table = pte_offset_map(pmd, address);

/*
_

-
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