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SubjectRe: [PATCHv3 1/2] mm/gup: fix omission of check on FOLL_LONGTERM in get_user_pages_fast()
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 04:29:11PM +0000, Weiny, Ira wrote:
> > Pingfan Liu <kernelfans@gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > > As for FOLL_LONGTERM, it is checked in the slow path
> > > __gup_longterm_unlocked(). But it is not checked in the fast path,
> > > which means a possible leak of CMA page to longterm pinned requirement
> > > through this crack.
> >
> > Shouldn't we disallow FOLL_LONGTERM with get_user_pages fastpath? W.r.t
> > dax check we need vma to ensure whether a long term pin is allowed or not.
> > If FOLL_LONGTERM is specified we should fallback to slow path.
>
> Yes, the fastpath bails to the slowpath if FOLL_LONGTERM _and_ DAX. But it does this while walking the page tables. I missed the CMA case and Pingfan's patch fixes this. We could check for CMA pages while walking the page tables but most agreed that it was not worth it. For DAX we already had checks for *_devmap() so it was easier to put the FOLL_LONGTERM checks there.
>
Then for CMA pages, are you suggesting something like:
diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
index 42a47c0..8bf3cc3 100644
--- a/mm/gup.c
+++ b/mm/gup.c
@@ -2251,6 +2251,8 @@ int get_user_pages_fast(unsigned long start, int nr_pages,
if (unlikely(!access_ok((void __user *)start, len)))
return -EFAULT;

+ if (unlikely(gup_flags & FOLL_LONGTERM))
+ goto slow;
if (gup_fast_permitted(start, nr_pages)) {
local_irq_disable();
gup_pgd_range(addr, end, gup_flags, pages, &nr);
@@ -2258,6 +2260,7 @@ int get_user_pages_fast(unsigned long start, int nr_pages,
ret = nr;
}

+slow:
if (nr < nr_pages) {
/* Try to get the remaining pages with get_user_pages */
start += nr << PAGE_SHIFT;
Thanks,
Pingfan

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