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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] KVM: MMU: introduce gfn_to_page_atomic() and gfn_to_pfn_atomic()
    On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM, Avi Kivity <> wrote:
    > btw, is_hwpoison_address() is racy.  While it looks up the address, some
    > other task can unmap the page tables under us.
    > Andi/Huang?
    > One way of fixing it is get_user_pages_ptes_fast(), which also returns the
    > pte, also atomically.  I want it for other reasons as well (respond to a
    > read fault by gupping the page for read, but allowing write access if the
    > pte indicates it is writeable).

    Yes. is_hwpoison_address() is racy. But I think it is not absolutely
    necessary to call is_hwpoison_address() in hva_to_pfn_atomic(), is it?

    For is_hwpoison_address() in hva_to_pfn(), we can protect it with mmap_sem.

    Best Regards,
    Huang Ying
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