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SubjectRe: Bad use of highmem with buffer_migrate_page?
On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 12:05:45PM +0200, Marek Szyprowski wrote:
> On Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:28 AM Rabin Vincent wrote:
> > The problem is still present on latest mainline. The filesystem layer
> > expects that the pages in the block device's mapping are not in highmem
> > (the mapping's gfp mask is set in bdget()), but CMA replaces lowmem
> > pages with highmem pages leading to the crashes.
> >
> > The above fix should work, but perhaps the following is preferable since
> > it should allow moving highmem pages to other highmem pages?
>
> > diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> > index 4403009..4a4f921 100644
> > --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> > +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> > @@ -5635,7 +5635,12 @@ static struct page *
> > __alloc_contig_migrate_alloc(struct page *page, unsigned long private,
> > int **resultp)
> > {
> > - return alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE);
> > + gfp_t gfp_mask = GFP_USER | __GFP_MOVABLE;
> > +
> > + if (PageHighMem(page))
> > + gfp_mask |= __GFP_HIGHMEM;
> > +
> > + return alloc_page(gfp_mask);
> > }
> >
> > /* [start, end) must belong to a single zone. */
>
>
> The patch looks fine and does it job well. Could you resend it as a complete
> patch with commit message and signed-off-by/reported-by lines? I will handle
> merging it to mainline then.

Thanks, here it is:

8<----
From 8a94126eb3aa2824866405fb78bb0b8316f8fd00 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Rabin Vincent <rabin@rab.in>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:52:23 +0530
Subject: [PATCH] mm: cma: don't replace lowmem pages with highmem

The filesystem layer expects pages in the block device's mapping to not
be in highmem (the mapping's gfp mask is set in bdget()), but CMA can
currently replace lowmem pages with highmem pages, leading to crashes in
filesystem code such as the one below:

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000400
pgd = c0c98000
[00000400] *pgd=00c91831, *pte=00000000, *ppte=00000000
Internal error: Oops: 817 [#1] PREEMPT SMP ARM
CPU: 0 Not tainted (3.5.0-rc5+ #80)
PC is at __memzero+0x24/0x80
...
Process fsstress (pid: 323, stack limit = 0xc0cbc2f0)
Backtrace:
[<c010e3f0>] (ext4_getblk+0x0/0x180) from [<c010e58c>] (ext4_bread+0x1c/0x98)
[<c010e570>] (ext4_bread+0x0/0x98) from [<c0117944>] (ext4_mkdir+0x160/0x3bc)
r4:c15337f0
[<c01177e4>] (ext4_mkdir+0x0/0x3bc) from [<c00c29e0>] (vfs_mkdir+0x8c/0x98)
[<c00c2954>] (vfs_mkdir+0x0/0x98) from [<c00c2a60>] (sys_mkdirat+0x74/0xac)
r6:00000000 r5:c152eb40 r4:000001ff r3:c14b43f0
[<c00c29ec>] (sys_mkdirat+0x0/0xac) from [<c00c2ab8>] (sys_mkdir+0x20/0x24)
r6:beccdcf0 r5:00074000 r4:beccdbbc
[<c00c2a98>] (sys_mkdir+0x0/0x24) from [<c000e3c0>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x30)

Fix this by replacing only highmem pages with highmem.

Reported-by: Laura Abbott <lauraa@codeaurora.org>
Signed-off-by: Rabin Vincent <rabin@rab.in>
---
mm/page_alloc.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 4403009..4a4f921 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -5635,7 +5635,12 @@ static struct page *
__alloc_contig_migrate_alloc(struct page *page, unsigned long private,
int **resultp)
{
- return alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE);
+ gfp_t gfp_mask = GFP_USER | __GFP_MOVABLE;
+
+ if (PageHighMem(page))
+ gfp_mask |= __GFP_HIGHMEM;
+
+ return alloc_page(gfp_mask);
}

/* [start, end) must belong to a single zone. */
--
1.7.9.5


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