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Subject[PATCH 07/10] uml: avoid fixing faults while atomic
From: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <>

Following i386, we should maybe refuse trying to fault in pages when we're
doing atomic operations, because to handle the fault we could need to take
already taken spinlocks.

Also, if we're doing an atomic operation (in the sense of in_atomic()) we're
surely in kernel mode and we're surely going to handle adequately the failed
fault, so it's safe to behave this way.

Currently, on UML SMP is rarely used, and we don't support PREEMPT, so this is
unlikely to create problems right now, but it might in the future.

Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <>

arch/um/kernel/trap_kern.c | 7 +++++++
1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/um/kernel/trap_kern.c b/arch/um/kernel/trap_kern.c
--- a/arch/um/kernel/trap_kern.c
+++ b/arch/um/kernel/trap_kern.c
@@ -40,6 +40,12 @@ int handle_page_fault(unsigned long addr
int err = -EFAULT;

*code_out = SEGV_MAPERR;
+ /* If the fault was during atomic operation, don't take the fault, just
+ * fail. */
+ if (in_atomic())
+ goto out_nosemaphore;
vma = find_vma(mm, address);
@@ -90,6 +96,7 @@ survive:
flush_tlb_page(vma, address);

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