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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 6/9] mm, hugetlb: do not use a page in page cache for cow optimization
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 02:28:18PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> Currently, we use a page with mapped count 1 in page cache for cow
> optimization. If we find this condition, we don't allocate a new
> page and copy contents. Instead, we map this page directly.
> This may introduce a problem that writting to private mapping overwrite
> hugetlb file directly. You can find this situation with following code.
>
> size = 20 * MB;
> flag = MAP_SHARED;
> p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> return -1;
> }
> p[0] = 's';
> fprintf(stdout, "BEFORE STEAL PRIVATE WRITE: %c\n", p[0]);
> munmap(p, size);
>
> flag = MAP_PRIVATE;
> p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> }
> p[0] = 'c';
> munmap(p, size);
>
> flag = MAP_SHARED;
> p = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, flag, fd, 0);
> if (p == MAP_FAILED) {
> fprintf(stderr, "mmap() failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
> return -1;
> }
> fprintf(stdout, "AFTER STEAL PRIVATE WRITE: %c\n", p[0]);
> munmap(p, size);
>
> We can see that "AFTER STEAL PRIVATE WRITE: c", not "AFTER STEAL
> PRIVATE WRITE: s". If we turn off this optimization to a page
> in page cache, the problem is disappeared.

Please add this testcase to libhugetlbfs as well.

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