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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc/mm: Fix missing mmap_sem release
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On 07/09/2017 22:51, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Sep 2017, Laurent Dufour wrote:
>
>> The commit b5c8f0fd595d ("powerpc/mm: Rework mm_fault_error()") reviewed
>> the way the error path is managed in __do_page_fault() but it was a bit too
>> agressive when handling a case by returning without releasing the mmap_sem.
>>
>> By the way, replacing current->mm->mmap_sem by mm->mmap_sem as mm is set to
>> current->mm.
>>
>> Fixes: b5c8f0fd595d ("powerpc/mm: Rework mm_fault_error()")
>> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <laurent.du4@free.fr>
>> ---
>> arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c | 3 ++-
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
>> index 4797d08581ce..f799ccf37d27 100644
>> --- a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
>
> But... here:
>
> /*
> * If we need to retry the mmap_sem has already been released,
> * and if there is a fatal signal pending there is no guarantee
> * that we made any progress. Handle this case first.
> */
>
>> @@ -521,10 +521,11 @@ static int __do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs,
>> unsigned long address,
>> * User mode? Just return to handle the fatal exception otherwise
>> * return to bad_page_fault
>> */
>> + up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
>> return is_user ? 0 : SIGBUS;
>> }
>
> Per the above comment, for that case handle_mm_fault()
> has already released mmap_sem. The same occurs in x86,
> for example.

Oops, my bad.

Please forget about this stupid patch...

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