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SubjectRe: Calculating kernel logical address ..
Daniel Phillips wrote:
>
> ...
> > down(&current->mm->mmap_sem) would help.
>
> Not for anon pages, and how do you know whether it's anon or not before
> looking at the page, which may be free by the time you look at it?
> In other words, mm->page_table_lock is the one, because it's required
> for unmapping a pte, and any mapped page will be forced to hold a count
> increment until it gets past that lock. Without this lock, the results
> of pte_page are unstable.

The caller of get_user_pages() needs to hold mmap_sem for reading
to prevent the vmas from going away. get_user_pages() does the
right thing wrt page_table_lock. (As a quick peek at the code
would reveal...)
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