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Subject[PATCH 4.4 10/27] mm/madvise.c: fix madvise() infinite loop under special circumstances
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4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: chenjie <chenjie6@huawei.com>

commit 6ea8d958a2c95a1d514015d4e29ba21a8c0a1a91 upstream.

MADVISE_WILLNEED has always been a noop for DAX (formerly XIP) mappings.
Unfortunately madvise_willneed() doesn't communicate this information
properly to the generic madvise syscall implementation. The calling
convention is quite subtle there. madvise_vma() is supposed to either
return an error or update &prev otherwise the main loop will never
advance to the next vma and it will keep looping for ever without a way
to get out of the kernel.

It seems this has been broken since introduction. Nobody has noticed
because nobody seems to be using MADVISE_WILLNEED on these DAX mappings.

[mhocko@suse.com: rewrite changelog]
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171127115318.911-1-guoxuenan@huawei.com
Fixes: fe77ba6f4f97 ("[PATCH] xip: madvice/fadvice: execute in place")
Signed-off-by: chenjie <chenjie6@huawei.com>
Signed-off-by: guoxuenan <guoxuenan@huawei.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Cc: zhangyi (F) <yi.zhang@huawei.com>
Cc: Miao Xie <miaoxie@huawei.com>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Shaohua Li <shli@fb.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Anshuman Khandual <khandual@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Carsten Otte <cotte@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
mm/madvise.c | 4 +---
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/madvise.c
+++ b/mm/madvise.c
@@ -223,15 +223,14 @@ static long madvise_willneed(struct vm_a
{
struct file *file = vma->vm_file;

+ *prev = vma;
#ifdef CONFIG_SWAP
if (!file) {
- *prev = vma;
force_swapin_readahead(vma, start, end);
return 0;
}

if (shmem_mapping(file->f_mapping)) {
- *prev = vma;
force_shm_swapin_readahead(vma, start, end,
file->f_mapping);
return 0;
@@ -246,7 +245,6 @@ static long madvise_willneed(struct vm_a
return 0;
}

- *prev = vma;
start = ((start - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT) + vma->vm_pgoff;
if (end > vma->vm_end)
end = vma->vm_end;

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