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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: hugetlb: flush dcache before returning zeroed huge page to userspace
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On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> wrote:
> When allocating and returning clear huge pages to userspace as a
> response to a fault, we may zero and return a mapping to a previously
> dirtied physical region (for example, it may have been written by
> a private mapping which was freed as a result of an ftruncate on the
> backing file). On architectures with Harvard caches, this can lead to
> I/D inconsistency since the zeroed view may not be visible to the
> instruction stream.
>
> This patch solves the problem by flushing the region after allocating
> and clearing a new huge page. Note that PowerPC avoids this issue by
> performing the flushing in their clear_user_page implementation to keep
> the loader happy, however this is closely tied to the semantics of the
> PG_arch_1 page flag which is architecture-specific.
>
> Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> ---

Thanks:)

Acked-by: Hillf Danton <dhillf@gmail.com>

> mm/hugetlb.c | 1 +
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
> index e198831..b83d026 100644
> --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
> +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
> @@ -2646,6 +2646,7 @@ retry:
> goto out;
> }
> clear_huge_page(page, address, pages_per_huge_page(h));
> + flush_dcache_page(page);
> __SetPageUptodate(page);
>
> if (vma->vm_flags & VM_MAYSHARE) {
> --
> 1.7.4.1
>


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