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Subject[PATCH 4.9 42/64] arm64: fault: Route pte translation faults via do_translation_fault
4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Will Deacon <>

commit 760bfb47c36a07741a089bf6a28e854ffbee7dc9 upstream.

We currently route pte translation faults via do_page_fault, which elides
the address check against TASK_SIZE before invoking the mm fault handling
code. However, this can cause issues with the path walking code in
conjunction with our word-at-a-time implementation because
load_unaligned_zeropad can end up faulting in kernel space if it reads
across a page boundary and runs into a page fault (e.g. by attempting to
read from a guard region).

In the case of such a fault, load_unaligned_zeropad has registered a
fixup to shift the valid data and pad with zeroes, however the abort is
reported as a level 3 translation fault and we dispatch it straight to
do_page_fault, despite it being a kernel address. This results in calling
a sleeping function from atomic context:

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at arch/arm64/mm/fault.c:313
in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 10290
Internal error: Oops - BUG: 0 [#1] PREEMPT SMP
[<ffffff8e016cd0cc>] ___might_sleep+0x134/0x144
[<ffffff8e016cd158>] __might_sleep+0x7c/0x8c
[<ffffff8e016977f0>] do_page_fault+0x140/0x330
[<ffffff8e01681328>] do_mem_abort+0x54/0xb0
Exception stack(0xfffffffb20247a70 to 0xfffffffb20247ba0)
[<ffffff8e016844fc>] el1_da+0x18/0x78
[<ffffff8e017f399c>] path_parentat+0x44/0x88
[<ffffff8e017f4c9c>] filename_parentat+0x5c/0xd8
[<ffffff8e017f5044>] filename_create+0x4c/0x128
[<ffffff8e017f59e4>] SyS_mkdirat+0x50/0xc8
[<ffffff8e01684e30>] el0_svc_naked+0x24/0x28
Code: 36380080 d5384100 f9400800 9402566d (d4210000)
---[ end trace 2d01889f2bca9b9f ]---

Fix this by dispatching all translation faults to do_translation_faults,
which avoids invoking the page fault logic for faults on kernel addresses.

Reported-by: Ankit Jain <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/arm64/mm/fault.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
@@ -509,7 +509,7 @@ static const struct fault_info fault_inf
{ do_translation_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_MAPERR, "level 0 translation fault" },
{ do_translation_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_MAPERR, "level 1 translation fault" },
{ do_translation_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_MAPERR, "level 2 translation fault" },
- { do_page_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_MAPERR, "level 3 translation fault" },
+ { do_translation_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_MAPERR, "level 3 translation fault" },
{ do_bad, SIGBUS, 0, "unknown 8" },
{ do_page_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_ACCERR, "level 1 access flag fault" },
{ do_page_fault, SIGSEGV, SEGV_ACCERR, "level 2 access flag fault" },

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