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SubjectRe: Bad use of highmem with buffer_migrate_page?
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2012/7/5 Rabin Vincent <rabin@rab.in>:
> 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>

Acked-by: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>

> ---
> 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. */


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