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SubjectRe: [BUGFIX][PATCH -tip] x86: fix text_poke to handle highmem pages

* Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> wrote:

> Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> >> @@ -514,27 +515,39 @@ void *__kprobes text_poke(void *addr, const void *opcode, size_t len)
> >> {
> >> unsigned long flags;
> >> char *vaddr;
> >> - struct page *pages[2];
> >> + struct page *page;
> >> int i;
> >> + unsigned long endp = ((unsigned long)addr + len) & PAGE_MASK;
> >>
> >> - if (!core_kernel_text((unsigned long)addr)) {
> >> - pages[0] = vmalloc_to_page(addr);
> >> - pages[1] = vmalloc_to_page(addr + PAGE_SIZE);
> >> - } else {
> >> - pages[0] = virt_to_page(addr);
> >> - WARN_ON(!PageReserved(pages[0]));
> >> - pages[1] = virt_to_page(addr + PAGE_SIZE);
> >> + /*
> >> + * If the written range covers 2 pages, we'll split it, because
> >> + * vmalloc pages are not always continuous -- e.g. 1st page is
> >> + * lowmem and 2nd page is highmem.
> >> + */
> >> + if (((unsigned long)addr & PAGE_MASK) != endp) {
> >> + text_poke(addr, opcode, endp - (unsigned long)addr);
> >> + addr = (void *)endp;
> >> + opcode = (char *)opcode + (endp - (unsigned long)addr);
> >> + len -= endp - (unsigned long)addr;
> >> }
> >> - BUG_ON(!pages[0]);
> >> +
> >> + if (!core_kernel_text((unsigned long)addr))
> >> + page = vmalloc_to_page(addr);
> >> + else
> >> + page = virt_to_page(addr);
> >
> > hm, the bug is upstream now. And your fix turns a
> > supposed-to-be-simpler kmap based patching thing back into something
> > fragile looking again. We might be better off with a revert - or we
> > do a real clean patch.
> >
> > Firstly, that core_kernel_text() distinction above looks
> > artificially open-coded - dont we have a proper, generic
> > "look-up-the-page" variant in the MM somewhere?
>
> Actually, vmalloc_to_page() is generic one. It decodes
> the kernel page table directly to find struct page *.
> virt_to_page() is just a short-cut api.
>
> >
> >> + BUG_ON(!page);
> >> local_irq_save(flags);
> >> - set_fixmap(FIX_TEXT_POKE0, page_to_phys(pages[0]));
> >> - if (pages[1])
> >> - set_fixmap(FIX_TEXT_POKE1, page_to_phys(pages[1]));
> >> - vaddr = (char *)fix_to_virt(FIX_TEXT_POKE0);
> >> + if (PageHighMem(page))
> >> + vaddr = kmap_atomic(page, KM_TEXT_POKE);
> >> + else {
> >> + set_fixmap(FIX_TEXT_POKE, page_to_phys(page));
> >> + vaddr = (char *)fix_to_virt(FIX_TEXT_POKE);
> >> + }
> >
> > that too looks artificially complex. Why cannot we kmap lowmem pages
> > too? If the API isnt available on !HIGHMEM kernels .. then the
> > solution is to make it available, not to branch our way around it.
>
> Hmm, why don't we enhance fixmap to handle highmem pages?
> (e.g. adding set_fixmap_page())
> Since kmap is only for highmem kernels, I think changing it will effects
> more users...
>
> Thank you,

Sure, whichever way looks more logical to you - my only condition is
that it should result in a clean patch! :-)

Ingo


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