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Subject[PATCH 4.4 09/27] mm, thp: Do not make page table dirty unconditionally in touch_p[mu]d()
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4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>

commit a8f97366452ed491d13cf1e44241bc0b5740b1f0 upstream.

Currently, we unconditionally make page table dirty in touch_pmd().
It may result in false-positive can_follow_write_pmd().

We may avoid the situation, if we would only make the page table entry
dirty if caller asks for write access -- FOLL_WRITE.

The patch also changes touch_pud() in the same way.

Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
[Salvatore Bonaccorso: backport for 3.16:
- Adjust context
- Drop specific part for PUD-sized transparent hugepages. Support
for PUD-sized transparent hugepages was added in v4.11-rc1
]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
mm/huge_memory.c | 14 ++++----------
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -1304,17 +1304,11 @@ struct page *follow_trans_huge_pmd(struc
VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!PageHead(page), page);
if (flags & FOLL_TOUCH) {
pmd_t _pmd;
- /*
- * We should set the dirty bit only for FOLL_WRITE but
- * for now the dirty bit in the pmd is meaningless.
- * And if the dirty bit will become meaningful and
- * we'll only set it with FOLL_WRITE, an atomic
- * set_bit will be required on the pmd to set the
- * young bit, instead of the current set_pmd_at.
- */
- _pmd = pmd_mkyoung(pmd_mkdirty(*pmd));
+ _pmd = pmd_mkyoung(*pmd);
+ if (flags & FOLL_WRITE)
+ _pmd = pmd_mkdirty(_pmd);
if (pmdp_set_access_flags(vma, addr & HPAGE_PMD_MASK,
- pmd, _pmd, 1))
+ pmd, _pmd, flags & FOLL_WRITE))
update_mmu_cache_pmd(vma, addr, pmd);
}
if ((flags & FOLL_MLOCK) && (vma->vm_flags & VM_LOCKED)) {

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