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    Subject[patch 12/24] ARM: 5691/1: fix cache aliasing issues between kmap() and kmap_atomic() with highmem
    2.6.30-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

    From: Nicolas Pitre <>

    commit 7929eb9cf643ae416e5081b2a6fa558d37b9854c upstream.

    Let's suppose a highmem page is kmap'd with kmap(). A pkmap entry is
    used, the page mapped to it, and the virtual cache is dirtied. Then
    kunmap() is used which does virtually nothing except for decrementing a
    usage count.

    Then, let's suppose the _same_ page gets mapped using kmap_atomic().
    It is therefore mapped onto a fixmap entry instead, which has a
    different virtual address unaware of the dirty cache data for that page
    sitting in the pkmap mapping.

    Fortunately it is easy to know if a pkmap mapping still exists for that
    page and use it directly with kmap_atomic(), thanks to kmap_high_get().

    And actual testing with a printk in the added code path shows that this
    condition is actually met *extremely* frequently. Seems that we've been
    quite lucky that things have worked so well with highmem so far.

    Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <>
    Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    arch/arm/mm/highmem.c | 8 ++++++++
    1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

    --- a/arch/arm/mm/highmem.c
    +++ b/arch/arm/mm/highmem.c
    @@ -40,11 +40,16 @@ void *kmap_atomic(struct page *page, enu
    unsigned int idx;
    unsigned long vaddr;
    + void *kmap;

    if (!PageHighMem(page))
    return page_address(page);

    + kmap = kmap_high_get(page);
    + if (kmap)
    + return kmap;
    idx = type + KM_TYPE_NR * smp_processor_id();
    vaddr = __fix_to_virt(FIX_KMAP_BEGIN + idx);
    @@ -80,6 +85,9 @@ void kunmap_atomic(void *kvaddr, enum km
    (void) idx; /* to kill a warning */
    + } else if (vaddr >= PKMAP_ADDR(0) && vaddr < PKMAP_ADDR(LAST_PKMAP)) {
    + /* this address was obtained through kmap_high_get() */
    + kunmap_high(pte_page(pkmap_page_table[PKMAP_NR(vaddr)]));

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