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Subject[PATCH] espfix/xen: Fix allocation of pages for paravirt page tables
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init_espfix_ap() is currently off by one level when informing hypervisor
that allocated pages will be used for ministacks' page tables.

The most immediate effect of this on a PV guest is that if
'stack_page = __get_free_page()' returns a non-zeroed-out page the hypervisor
will refuse to use it for a page table (which it shouldn't be anyway). This will
result in warnings by both Xen and Linux.

More importantly, a subsequent write to that page (again, by a PV guest) is
likely to result in fatal page fault.

Signed-off-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/espfix_64.c | 5 ++---
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/espfix_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/espfix_64.c
index 6afbb16..94d857f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/espfix_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/espfix_64.c
@@ -175,7 +175,7 @@ void init_espfix_ap(void)
if (!pud_present(pud)) {
pmd_p = (pmd_t *)__get_free_page(PGALLOC_GFP);
pud = __pud(__pa(pmd_p) | (PGTABLE_PROT & ptemask));
- paravirt_alloc_pud(&init_mm, __pa(pmd_p) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
+ paravirt_alloc_pmd(&init_mm, __pa(pmd_p) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
for (n = 0; n < ESPFIX_PUD_CLONES; n++)
set_pud(&pud_p[n], pud);
}
@@ -185,7 +185,7 @@ void init_espfix_ap(void)
if (!pmd_present(pmd)) {
pte_p = (pte_t *)__get_free_page(PGALLOC_GFP);
pmd = __pmd(__pa(pte_p) | (PGTABLE_PROT & ptemask));
- paravirt_alloc_pmd(&init_mm, __pa(pte_p) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
+ paravirt_alloc_pte(&init_mm, __pa(pte_p) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
for (n = 0; n < ESPFIX_PMD_CLONES; n++)
set_pmd(&pmd_p[n], pmd);
}
@@ -193,7 +193,6 @@ void init_espfix_ap(void)
pte_p = pte_offset_kernel(&pmd, addr);
stack_page = (void *)__get_free_page(GFP_KERNEL);
pte = __pte(__pa(stack_page) | (__PAGE_KERNEL_RO & ptemask));
- paravirt_alloc_pte(&init_mm, __pa(stack_page) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
for (n = 0; n < ESPFIX_PTE_CLONES; n++)
set_pte(&pte_p[n*PTE_STRIDE], pte);

--
1.8.1.4


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