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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] Fixup write permission of TLB on powerpc e500 core
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On Fri, 2011-07-15 at 17:08 +0800, Shan Hai wrote:
> The whole scenario should be,
> - the child process triggers a page fault at the first time access to
> the lock, and it got its own writable page, but its *clean* for
> the reason just for checking the status of the lock.
> I am sorry for above "unbreakable COW".
> - the futex_lock_pi() is invoked because of the lock contention,
> and the futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic() tries to get the lock,
> it found out the lock is free so tries to write to the lock for
> reservation, a page fault occurs, because the page is read only
> for kernel(e500 specific), and returns -EFAULT to the caller
> - the fault_in_user_writeable() tries to fix the fault,
> but from the get_user_pages() view everything is ok, because
> the COW was already broken, retry futex_lock_pi_atomic()

but that's a bug right there, gup(.write=1) _should_ be a complete write
fault, and as such toggle your sw dirty/young tracking.

> - futex_lock_pi_atomic() --> futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic(),
> another write protection page fault
> - infinite loop



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