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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: migrate: add missing flush_dcache_page for non-mapped page migrate
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On 2/19/19 1:32 PM, Lars Persson wrote:
> Our MIPS 1004Kc SoCs were seeing random userspace crashes with SIGILL
> and SIGSEGV that could not be traced back to a userspace code
> bug. They had all the magic signs of an I/D cache coherency issue.
>
> Now recently we noticed that the /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory interface
> was quite efficient at provoking this class of userspace crashes.
>
> Studying the code in mm/migrate.c there is a distinction made between
> migrating a page that is mapped at the instant of migration and one
> that is not mapped. Our problem turned out to be the non-mapped pages.
>
> For the non-mapped page the code performs a copy of the page content
> and all relevant meta-data of the page without doing the required
> D-cache maintenance. This leaves dirty data in the D-cache of the CPU
> and on the 1004K cores this data is not visible to the I-cache. A
> subsequent page-fault that triggers a mapping of the page will happily
> serve the process with potentially stale code.
>
> What about ARM then, this bug should have seen greater exposure? Well
> ARM became immune to this flaw back in 2010, see commit c01778001a4f
> ("ARM: 6379/1: Assume new page cache pages have dirty D-cache").
>
> My proposed fix moves the D-cache maintenance inside move_to_new_page
> to make it common for both cases.
>
> Signed-off-by: Lars Persson <larper@axis.com>

What about CC stable and a Fixes tag, would it be applicable here?

> ---
> mm/migrate.c | 11 ++++++++---
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
> index d4fd680be3b0..80fc19e610b5 100644
> --- a/mm/migrate.c
> +++ b/mm/migrate.c
> @@ -248,10 +248,8 @@ static bool remove_migration_pte(struct page *page, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> pte = swp_entry_to_pte(entry);
> } else if (is_device_public_page(new)) {
> pte = pte_mkdevmap(pte);
> - flush_dcache_page(new);
> }
> - } else
> - flush_dcache_page(new);
> + }
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE
> if (PageHuge(new)) {
> @@ -995,6 +993,13 @@ static int move_to_new_page(struct page *newpage, struct page *page,
> */
> if (!PageMappingFlags(page))
> page->mapping = NULL;
> +
> + if (unlikely(is_zone_device_page(newpage))) {
> + if (is_device_public_page(newpage))
> + flush_dcache_page(newpage);
> + } else
> + flush_dcache_page(newpage);
> +
> }
> out:
> return rc;
>

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