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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/26] mm: Convert process_vm_rw_pages() to use get_user_pages_unlocked()
On Wed 02-10-13 12:32:33, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> (10/2/13 10:27 AM), Jan Kara wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> > ---
> > mm/process_vm_access.c | 8 ++------
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/process_vm_access.c b/mm/process_vm_access.c
> > index fd26d0433509..c1bc47d8ed90 100644
> > --- a/mm/process_vm_access.c
> > +++ b/mm/process_vm_access.c
> > @@ -64,12 +64,8 @@ static int process_vm_rw_pages(struct task_struct *task,
> > *bytes_copied = 0;
> >
> > /* Get the pages we're interested in */
> > - down_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> > - pages_pinned = get_user_pages(task, mm, pa,
> > - nr_pages_to_copy,
> > - vm_write, 0, process_pages, NULL);
> > - up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> > -
> > + pages_pinned = get_user_pages_unlocked(task, mm, pa, nr_pages_to_copy,
> > + vm_write, 0, process_pages);
> > if (pages_pinned != nr_pages_to_copy) {
> > rc = -EFAULT;
> > goto end;
>
> This is wrong because original code is wrong. In this function, page may
> be pointed to anon pages. Then, you should keep to take mmap_sem until
> finish to copying. Otherwise concurrent fork() makes nasty COW issue.
Hum, can you be more specific? I suppose you are speaking about situation
when the remote task we are copying data from/to does fork while
process_vm_rw_pages() runs. If we are copying data from remote task, I
don't see how COW could cause any problem. If we are copying to remote task
and fork happens after get_user_pages() but before copy_to_user() then I
can see we might be having some trouble. copy_to_user() would then copy
data into both original remote process and its child thus essentially
bypassing COW. If the child process manages to COW some of the pages before
copy_to_user() happens, it can even see only some of the pages. Is that what
you mean?

Honza
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
SUSE Labs, CR


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