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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/4] mm: fix device-dax pud write-faults triggered by get_user_pages()


On Sat, 11 Nov 2017, Dan Williams wrote:

> Currently only get_user_pages_fast() can safely handle the writable gup
> case due to its use of pud_access_permitted() to check whether the pud
> entry is writable. In the gup slow path pud_write() is used instead of
> pud_access_permitted() and to date it has been unimplemented, just calls
> BUG_ON().
>
> kernel BUG at ./include/linux/hugetlb.h:244!
> [..]
> RIP: 0010:follow_devmap_pud+0x482/0x490
> [..]
> Call Trace:
> follow_page_mask+0x28c/0x6e0
> __get_user_pages+0xe4/0x6c0
> get_user_pages_unlocked+0x130/0x1b0
> get_user_pages_fast+0x89/0xb0
> iov_iter_get_pages_alloc+0x114/0x4a0
> nfs_direct_read_schedule_iovec+0xd2/0x350
> ? nfs_start_io_direct+0x63/0x70
> nfs_file_direct_read+0x1e0/0x250
> nfs_file_read+0x90/0xc0
>
> For now this just implements a simple check for the _PAGE_RW bit similar
> to pmd_write. However, this implies that the gup-slow-path check is
> missing the extra checks that the gup-fast-path performs with
> pud_access_permitted. Later patches will align all checks to use the
> 'access_permitted' helper if the architecture provides it. Note that the
> generic 'access_permitted' helper fallback is the simple _PAGE_RW check
> on architectures that do not define the 'access_permitted' helper(s).
>
> Fixes: a00cc7d9dd93 ("mm, x86: add support for PUD-sized transparent hugepages")
> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: <x86@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> ---
> arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h | 1 +
> arch/sparc/include/asm/pgtable_64.h | 1 +
> arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h | 6 ++++++

For the x86 part:

Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

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