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Subject[PATCH 1/2] mm: try to detect that page->ptl is in use
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prep_new_page() initialize page->private (and therefore page->ptl) with
0. Make sure nobody took it in use in between allocation of the page and
page table constructor.

It can happen if arch try to use slab for page table allocation: slab
code uses page->slab_cache and page->first_page (for tail pages), which
share storage with page->ptl.

Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
---
Documentation/vm/split_page_table_lock | 4 ++++
include/linux/mm.h | 9 +++++++++
2 files changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/vm/split_page_table_lock b/Documentation/vm/split_page_table_lock
index e2f617b732..3c54f7dca2 100644
--- a/Documentation/vm/split_page_table_lock
+++ b/Documentation/vm/split_page_table_lock
@@ -53,6 +53,10 @@ There's no need in special enabling of PTE split page table lock:
everything required is done by pgtable_page_ctor() and pgtable_page_dtor(),
which must be called on PTE table allocation / freeing.

+Make sure the architecture doesn't use slab allocator for page table
+allacation: slab uses page->slab_cache and page->first_page for its pages.
+These fields share storage with page->ptl.
+
PMD split lock only makes sense if you have more than two page table
levels.

diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
index 658e8b317f..9a4a873b2f 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -1262,6 +1262,15 @@ static inline spinlock_t *pte_lockptr(struct mm_struct *mm, pmd_t *pmd)

static inline bool ptlock_init(struct page *page)
{
+ /*
+ * prep_new_page() initialize page->private (and therefore page->ptl)
+ * with 0. Make sure nobody took it in use in between.
+ *
+ * It can happen if arch try to use slab for page table allocation:
+ * slab code uses page->slab_cache and page->first_page (for tail
+ * pages), which share storage with page->ptl.
+ */
+ VM_BUG_ON(page->ptl);
if (!ptlock_alloc(page))
return false;
spin_lock_init(ptlock_ptr(page));
--
1.8.4.rc3


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