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Subject[patch 10/10] Fix ZERO_PAGE breakage with vmware

2.6.25.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let
us know.

Note, I had to merge this patch by hand, can someone verify that I
didn't mess it up?

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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

commit 672ca28e300c17bf8d792a2a7a8631193e580c74 upstream

Commit 89f5b7da2a6bad2e84670422ab8192382a5aeb9f ("Reinstate ZERO_PAGE
optimization in 'get_user_pages()' and fix XIP") broke vmware, as
reported by Jeff Chua:

"This broke vmware 6.0.4.
Jun 22 14:53:03.845: vmx| NOT_IMPLEMENTED
/build/mts/release/bora-93057/bora/vmx/main/vmmonPosix.c:774"
and the reason seems to be that there's an old bug in how we handle do
FOLL_ANON on VM_SHARED areas in get_user_pages(), but since it only
triggered if the whole page table was missing, nobody had apparently hit
it before.

The recent changes to 'follow_page()' made the FOLL_ANON logic trigger
not just for whole missing page tables, but for individual pages as
well, and exposed this problem.

This fixes it by making the test for when FOLL_ANON is used more
careful, and also makes the code easier to read and understand by moving
the logic to a separate inline function.

Reported-and-tested-by: Jeff Chua <jeff.chua.linux@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
mm/memory.c | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -989,6 +989,26 @@ no_page_table:
return page;
}

+/* Can we do the FOLL_ANON optimization? */
+static inline int use_zero_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
+{
+ /*
+ * We don't want to optimize FOLL_ANON for make_pages_present()
+ * when it tries to page in a VM_LOCKED region. As to VM_SHARED,
+ * we want to get the page from the page tables to make sure
+ * that we serialize and update with any other user of that
+ * mapping.
+ */
+ if (vma->vm_flags & (VM_LOCKED | VM_SHARED))
+ return 0;
+ /*
+ * And if we have a fault or a nopfn routine, it's not an
+ * anonymous region.
+ */
+ return !vma->vm_ops ||
+ (!vma->vm_ops->fault && !vma->vm_ops->nopfn);
+}
+
int get_user_pages(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
unsigned long start, int len, int write, int force,
struct page **pages, struct vm_area_struct **vmas)
@@ -1063,9 +1083,7 @@ int get_user_pages(struct task_struct *t
foll_flags = FOLL_TOUCH;
if (pages)
foll_flags |= FOLL_GET;
- if (!write && !(vma->vm_flags & VM_LOCKED) &&
- (!vma->vm_ops || (!vma->vm_ops->nopage &&
- !vma->vm_ops->fault)))
+ if (!write && use_zero_page(vma))
foll_flags |= FOLL_ANON;

do {
--


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