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Subject[PATCH v1 02/15] mm, uaccess: trigger might_sleep() in might_fault() with disabled pagefaults
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Commit 662bbcb2747c ("mm, sched: Allow uaccess in atomic with
pagefault_disable()") removed might_sleep() checks for all user access
code (that uses might_fault()).

The reason was to disable wrong "sleep in atomic" warnings in the
following scenario:
pagefault_disable()
rc = copy_to_user(...)
pagefault_enable()

Which is valid, as pagefault_disable() increments the preempt counter
and therefore disables the pagefault handler. copy_to_user() will not
sleep and return an error code if a page is not available.

However, as all might_sleep() checks are removed,
CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP would no longer detect the following scenario:
spin_lock(&lock);
rc = copy_to_user(...)
spin_unlock(&lock)

If the kernel is compiled with preemption turned on, preempt_disable()
will make in_atomic() detect disabled preemption. The fault handler would
correctly never sleep on user access.
However, with preemption turned off, preempt_disable() is usually a NOP
(with !CONFIG_PREEMPT_COUNT), therefore in_atomic() will not be able to
detect disabled preemption nor disabled pagefaults. The fault handler
could sleep.
We really want to enable CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP checks for user access
functions again, otherwise we can end up with horrible deadlocks.

Root of all evil is that pagefault_disable() acts almost as
preempt_disable(), depending on preemption being turned on/off.

As we now have pagefault_disabled(), we can use it to distinguish
whether user acces functions might sleep.

Convert might_fault() into a makro that calls __might_fault(), to
allow proper file + line messages in case of a might_sleep() warning.

Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <dahi@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
include/linux/kernel.h | 3 ++-
mm/memory.c | 18 ++++++------------
2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/kernel.h b/include/linux/kernel.h
index 3a5b48e..060dd7b 100644
--- a/include/linux/kernel.h
+++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
@@ -244,7 +244,8 @@ static inline u32 reciprocal_scale(u32 val, u32 ep_ro)

#if defined(CONFIG_MMU) && \
(defined(CONFIG_PROVE_LOCKING) || defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP))
-void might_fault(void);
+#define might_fault() __might_fault(__FILE__, __LINE__)
+void __might_fault(const char *file, int line);
#else
static inline void might_fault(void) { }
#endif
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index d1fa0c1..2ddd80a 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -3737,7 +3737,7 @@ void print_vma_addr(char *prefix, unsigned long ip)
}

#if defined(CONFIG_PROVE_LOCKING) || defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP)
-void might_fault(void)
+void __might_fault(const char *file, int line)
{
/*
* Some code (nfs/sunrpc) uses socket ops on kernel memory while
@@ -3747,21 +3747,15 @@ void might_fault(void)
*/
if (segment_eq(get_fs(), KERNEL_DS))
return;
-
- /*
- * it would be nicer only to annotate paths which are not under
- * pagefault_disable, however that requires a larger audit and
- * providing helpers like get_user_atomic.
- */
- if (in_atomic())
+ if (pagefault_disabled())
return;
-
- __might_sleep(__FILE__, __LINE__, 0);
-
+ __might_sleep(file, line, 0);
+#if defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP)
if (current->mm)
might_lock_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+#endif
}
-EXPORT_SYMBOL(might_fault);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(__might_fault);
#endif

#if defined(CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE) || defined(CONFIG_HUGETLBFS)
--
2.1.4


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