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Subject[172/289] mm/vfs: revalidate page->mapping in do_generic_file_read()
2.6.36-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

commit 8d056cb965b8fb7c53c564abf28b1962d1061cd3 upstream.

70 hours into some stress tests of a 2.6.32-based enterprise kernel, we
ran into a NULL dereference in here:

int block_is_partially_uptodate(struct page *page, read_descriptor_t *desc,
unsigned long from)
{
----> struct inode *inode = page->mapping->host;
It looks like page->mapping was the culprit. (xmon trace is below).
After closer examination, I realized that do_generic_file_read() does a
find_get_page(), and eventually locks the page before calling
block_is_partially_uptodate(). However, it doesn't revalidate the
page->mapping after the page is locked. So, there's a small window
between the find_get_page() and ->is_partially_uptodate() where the page
could get truncated and page->mapping cleared.

We _have_ a reference, so it can't get reclaimed, but it certainly
can be truncated.

I think the correct thing is to check page->mapping after the
trylock_page(), and jump out if it got truncated. This patch has been
running in the test environment for a month or so now, and we have not
seen this bug pop up again.

xmon info:

1f:mon> e
cpu 0x1f: Vector: 300 (Data Access) at [c0000002ae36f770]
pc: c0000000001e7a6c: .block_is_partially_uptodate+0xc/0x100
lr: c000000000142944: .generic_file_aio_read+0x1e4/0x770
sp: c0000002ae36f9f0
msr: 8000000000009032
dar: 0
dsisr: 40000000
current = 0xc000000378f99e30
paca = 0xc000000000f66300
pid = 21946, comm = bash
1f:mon> r
R00 = 0025c0500000006d R16 = 0000000000000000
R01 = c0000002ae36f9f0 R17 = c000000362cd3af0
R02 = c000000000e8cd80 R18 = ffffffffffffffff
R03 = c0000000031d0f88 R19 = 0000000000000001
R04 = c0000002ae36fa68 R20 = c0000003bb97b8a0
R05 = 0000000000000000 R21 = c0000002ae36fa68
R06 = 0000000000000000 R22 = 0000000000000000
R07 = 0000000000000001 R23 = c0000002ae36fbb0
R08 = 0000000000000002 R24 = 0000000000000000
R09 = 0000000000000000 R25 = c000000362cd3a80
R10 = 0000000000000000 R26 = 0000000000000002
R11 = c0000000001e7b60 R27 = 0000000000000000
R12 = 0000000042000484 R28 = 0000000000000001
R13 = c000000000f66300 R29 = c0000003bb97b9b8
R14 = 0000000000000001 R30 = c000000000e28a08
R15 = 000000000000ffff R31 = c0000000031d0f88
pc = c0000000001e7a6c .block_is_partially_uptodate+0xc/0x100
lr = c000000000142944 .generic_file_aio_read+0x1e4/0x770
msr = 8000000000009032 cr = 22000488
ctr = c0000000001e7a60 xer = 0000000020000000 trap = 300
dar = 0000000000000000 dsisr = 40000000
1f:mon> t
[link register ] c000000000142944 .generic_file_aio_read+0x1e4/0x770
[c0000002ae36f9f0] c000000000142a14 .generic_file_aio_read+0x2b4/0x770 (unreliable)
[c0000002ae36fb40] c0000000001b03e4 .do_sync_read+0xd4/0x160
[c0000002ae36fce0] c0000000001b153c .vfs_read+0xec/0x1f0
[c0000002ae36fd80] c0000000001b1768 .SyS_read+0x58/0xb0
[c0000002ae36fe30] c00000000000852c syscall_exit+0x0/0x40
--- Exception: c00 (System Call) at 00000080a840bc54
SP (fffca15df30) is in userspace
1f:mon> di c0000000001e7a6c
c0000000001e7a6c e9290000 ld r9,0(r9)
c0000000001e7a70 418200c0 beq c0000000001e7b30 # .block_is_partially_uptodate+0xd0/0x100
c0000000001e7a74 e9440008 ld r10,8(r4)
c0000000001e7a78 78a80020 clrldi r8,r5,32
c0000000001e7a7c 3c000001 lis r0,1
c0000000001e7a80 812900a8 lwz r9,168(r9)
c0000000001e7a84 39600001 li r11,1
c0000000001e7a88 7c080050 subf r0,r8,r0
c0000000001e7a8c 7f805040 cmplw cr7,r0,r10
c0000000001e7a90 7d6b4830 slw r11,r11,r9
c0000000001e7a94 796b0020 clrldi r11,r11,32
c0000000001e7a98 419d00a8 bgt cr7,c0000000001e7b40 # .block_is_partially_uptodate+0xe0/0x100
c0000000001e7a9c 7fa55840 cmpld cr7,r5,r11
c0000000001e7aa0 7d004214 add r8,r0,r8
c0000000001e7aa4 79080020 clrldi r8,r8,32
c0000000001e7aa8 419c0078 blt cr7,c0000000001e7b20 # .block_is_partially_uptodate+0xc0/0x100
Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: <arunabal@in.ibm.com>
Cc: <sbest@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
mm/filemap.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -1010,6 +1010,9 @@ find_page:
goto page_not_up_to_date;
if (!trylock_page(page))
goto page_not_up_to_date;
+ /* Did it get truncated before we got the lock? */
+ if (!page->mapping)
+ goto page_not_up_to_date_locked;
if (!mapping->a_ops->is_partially_uptodate(page,
desc, offset))
goto page_not_up_to_date_locked;



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