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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: hold mm->page_table_lock while doing vmalloc_sync
 Ping?  Have you had any thoughts about possible x86-64 problems with this?

Thanks,
J

On 10/14/2010 01:56 PM, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>
> Take mm->page_table_lock while syncing the vmalloc region. This prevents
> a race with the Xen pagetable pin/unpin code, which expects that the
> page_table_lock is already held. If this race occurs, then Xen can see
> an inconsistent page type (a page can either be read/write or a pagetable
> page, and pin/unpin converts it between them), which will cause either
> the pin or the set_p[gm]d to fail; either will crash the kernel.
>
> vmalloc_sync_all() should be called rarely, so this extra use of
> page_table_lock should not interfere with its normal users.
>
> The mm pointer is stashed in the pgd page's index field, as that won't
> be otherwise used for pgd pages.
>
> Bug reported by Ian Campbell <ian.cambell@eu.citrix.com>
> Derived from a patch by Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
>
> Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy.fitzhardinge@citrix.com>
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
> index a34c785..422b363 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
> @@ -28,6 +28,8 @@ extern unsigned long empty_zero_page[PAGE_SIZE / sizeof(unsigned long)];
> extern spinlock_t pgd_lock;
> extern struct list_head pgd_list;
>
> +extern struct mm_struct *pgd_page_get_mm(struct page *page);
> +
> #ifdef CONFIG_PARAVIRT
> #include <asm/paravirt.h>
> #else /* !CONFIG_PARAVIRT */
> diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
> index 4c4508e..b7f9ae1 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
> @@ -229,7 +229,16 @@ void vmalloc_sync_all(void)
>
> spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
> list_for_each_entry(page, &pgd_list, lru) {
> - if (!vmalloc_sync_one(page_address(page), address))
> + spinlock_t *pgt_lock;
> + int ret;
> +
> + pgt_lock = &pgd_page_get_mm(page)->page_table_lock;
> +
> + spin_lock(pgt_lock);
> + ret = vmalloc_sync_one(page_address(page), address);
> + spin_unlock(pgt_lock);
> +
> + if (!ret)
> break;
> }
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
> @@ -341,11 +350,19 @@ void vmalloc_sync_all(void)
> spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
> list_for_each_entry(page, &pgd_list, lru) {
> pgd_t *pgd;
> + spinlock_t *pgt_lock;
> +
> pgd = (pgd_t *)page_address(page) + pgd_index(address);
> +
> + pgt_lock = &pgd_page_get_mm(page)->page_table_lock;
> + spin_lock(pgt_lock);
> +
> if (pgd_none(*pgd))
> set_pgd(pgd, *pgd_ref);
> else
> BUG_ON(pgd_page_vaddr(*pgd) != pgd_page_vaddr(*pgd_ref));
> +
> + spin_unlock(pgt_lock);
> }
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
> }
> diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c b/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c
> index 5c4ee42..c70e57d 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c
> @@ -87,7 +87,19 @@ static inline void pgd_list_del(pgd_t *pgd)
> #define UNSHARED_PTRS_PER_PGD \
> (SHARED_KERNEL_PMD ? KERNEL_PGD_BOUNDARY : PTRS_PER_PGD)
>
> -static void pgd_ctor(pgd_t *pgd)
> +
> +static void pgd_set_mm(pgd_t *pgd, struct mm_struct *mm)
> +{
> + BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(virt_to_page(pgd)->index) < sizeof(mm));
> + virt_to_page(pgd)->index = (pgoff_t)mm;
> +}
> +
> +struct mm_struct *pgd_page_get_mm(struct page *page)
> +{
> + return (struct mm_struct *)page->index;
> +}
> +
> +static void pgd_ctor(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd)
> {
> /* If the pgd points to a shared pagetable level (either the
> ptes in non-PAE, or shared PMD in PAE), then just copy the
> @@ -105,8 +117,10 @@ static void pgd_ctor(pgd_t *pgd)
> }
>
> /* list required to sync kernel mapping updates */
> - if (!SHARED_KERNEL_PMD)
> + if (!SHARED_KERNEL_PMD) {
> + pgd_set_mm(pgd, mm);
> pgd_list_add(pgd);
> + }
> }
>
> static void pgd_dtor(pgd_t *pgd)
> @@ -272,7 +286,7 @@ pgd_t *pgd_alloc(struct mm_struct *mm)
> */
> spin_lock_irqsave(&pgd_lock, flags);
>
> - pgd_ctor(pgd);
> + pgd_ctor(mm, pgd);
> pgd_prepopulate_pmd(mm, pgd, pmds);
>
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgd_lock, flags);
>
>



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