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SubjectRe: [ 07/48] mm: fix slab->page _count corruption when using slub
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Applying just this patch does not solve whole problem. There is
another patch which needs to be backported. Discussion on that is not
concluded yet. so I think we can drop this patch for now.
ref : http://www.vacationhomexchg.com/lists/linux-mm/msg36054.html

Thanks,
Pravin.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
<herton.krzesinski@canonical.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 08:56:32PM -0300, Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski wrote:
>> So, 3.2 didn't have the CONFIG_HAVE_CMPXCHG_DOUBLE and
>> CONFIG_HAVE_ALIGNED_STRUCT_PAGE defines, it had instead CMPXCHG_DOUBLE
>> and HAVE_ALIGNED_STRUCT_PAGE is a new logic. So the patch is broken for
>> 3.2 indeed.
>
> So here is a proposed backport for 3.2, I tested it etc., but please
> someone review/ack it as well...
>
> From: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar@nicira.com>
> Subject: mm: fix slab->page _count corruption when using slub
>
> commit abca7c4965845924f65d40e0aa1092bdd895e314 upstream.
>
> On arches that do not support this_cpu_cmpxchg_double() slab_lock is used
> to do atomic cmpxchg() on double word which contains page->_count. The
> page count can be changed from get_page() or put_page() without taking
> slab_lock. That corrupts page counter.
>
> Fix it by moving page->_count out of cmpxchg_double data. So that slub
> does no change it while updating slub meta-data in struct page.
>
> [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use standard comment layout, tweak comment text]
> Reported-by: Amey Bhide <abhide@nicira.com>
> Signed-off-by: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar@nicira.com>
> Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> [herton: backport to 3.2, use CONFIG_CMPXCHG_DOUBLE]
> Signed-off-by: Herton R. Krzesinski <herton@canonical.com>
> ---
> include/linux/mm_types.h | 9 +++++++++
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm_types.h b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> index 5b42f1b..2153639 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm_types.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> @@ -56,8 +56,17 @@ struct page {
> };
>
> union {
> +#ifdef CONFIG_CMPXCHG_DOUBLE
> /* Used for cmpxchg_double in slub */
> unsigned long counters;
> +#else
> + /*
> + * Keep _count separate from slub cmpxchg_double data.
> + * As the rest of the double word is protected by
> + * slab_lock but _count is not.
> + */
> + unsigned counters;
> +#endif
>
> struct {
>
> --
> 1.7.9.5
>
>
> --
> []'s
> Herton


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