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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Respect FOLL_FORCE/FOLL_COW for thp
On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 12:36:58AM -0500, Keno Fischer wrote:
> In 19be0eaff ("mm: remove gup_flags FOLL_WRITE games from __get_user_pages()"),
> the mm code was changed from unsetting FOLL_WRITE after a COW was resolved to
> setting the (newly introduced) FOLL_COW instead. Simultaneously, the check in
> gup.c was updated to still allow writes with FOLL_FORCE set if FOLL_COW had
> also been set. However, a similar check in huge_memory.c was forgotten. As a
> result, remote memory writes to ro regions of memory backed by transparent huge
> pages cause an infinite loop in the kernel (handle_mm_fault sets FOLL_COW and
> returns 0 causing a retry, but follow_trans_huge_pmd bails out immidiately
> because `(flags & FOLL_WRITE) && !pmd_write(*pmd)` is true. While in this
> state, the process is stil SIGKILLable, but little else works (e.g. no ptrace
> attach, no other signals). This is easily reproduced with the following
> code (assuming thp are set to always):
>
> ```
> #include <assert.h>
> #include <fcntl.h>
> #include <stdint.h>
> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <string.h>
> #include <sys/mman.h>
> #include <sys/stat.h>
> #include <sys/types.h>
> #include <sys/wait.h>
> #include <unistd.h>
>
> #define TEST_SIZE 5 * 1024 * 1024
>
> int main(void) {
> int status;
> pid_t child;
> int fd = open("/proc/self/mem", O_RDWR);
> void *addr =
> mmap(NULL, TEST_SIZE, PROT_READ, MAP_ANONYMOUS | MAP_PRIVATE, 0, 0);
> assert(addr != MAP_FAILED);
> pid_t parent_pid = getpid();
> if ((child = fork()) == 0) {
> void *addr2 = mmap(NULL, TEST_SIZE, PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE,
> MAP_ANONYMOUS | MAP_PRIVATE, 0, 0);
> assert(addr2 != MAP_FAILED);
> memset(addr2, 'a', TEST_SIZE);
> pwrite(fd, addr2, TEST_SIZE, (uintptr_t)addr);
> return 0;
> }
> assert(child == waitpid(child, &status, 0));
> assert(WIFEXITED(status) && WEXITSTATUS(status) == 0);
> return 0;
> }
> ```
>
> Fix this by updating the instances in huge_memory.c analogously to
> the update in gup.c in the original commit. The same pattern existed in
> follow_devmap_pmd, so I have changed that location as well. However,
> I do not have a test case that for that code path.
>
> Signed-off-by: Keno Fischer <keno@juliacomputing.com>

Good catch.

> ---
> mm/huge_memory.c | 14 ++++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
> index 10eedbf..84497a8 100644
> --- a/mm/huge_memory.c
> +++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
> @@ -773,6 +773,16 @@ static void touch_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr,
> update_mmu_cache_pmd(vma, addr, pmd);
> }
>
> +/*
> + * FOLL_FORCE can write to even unwritable pmd's, but only
> + * after we've gone through a COW cycle and they are dirty.
> + */
> +static inline bool can_follow_write_pmd(pmd_t pmd, unsigned int flags)
> +{
> + return pmd_write(pmd) ||
> + ((flags & FOLL_FORCE) && (flags & FOLL_COW) && pmd_dirty(pmd));
> +}
> +
> struct page *follow_devmap_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr,
> pmd_t *pmd, int flags)
> {
> @@ -783,7 +793,7 @@ struct page *follow_devmap_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr,
>
> assert_spin_locked(pmd_lockptr(mm, pmd));
>
> - if (flags & FOLL_WRITE && !pmd_write(*pmd))
> + if (flags & FOLL_WRITE && !can_follow_write_pmd(*pmd, flags))
> return NULL;

I don't think this part is needed: once we COW devmap PMD entry, we split
it into PTE table, so IIUC we never get here with PMD.

Maybe we should WARN_ONCE() if have FOLL_COW here.

>
> if (pmd_present(*pmd) && pmd_devmap(*pmd))
> @@ -1137,7 +1147,7 @@ struct page *follow_trans_huge_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>
> assert_spin_locked(pmd_lockptr(mm, pmd));
>
> - if (flags & FOLL_WRITE && !pmd_write(*pmd))
> + if (flags & FOLL_WRITE && !can_follow_write_pmd(*pmd, flags))
> goto out;
>
> /* Avoid dumping huge zero page */
> --
> 2.9.3
>
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