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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm/hmm: hmm_range_fault() NULL pointer bug
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On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:02:12AM -0700, Ralph Campbell wrote:
>
> On 8/24/19 3:37 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 03:17:52PM -0700, Ralph Campbell wrote:
> > > Although hmm_range_fault() calls find_vma() to make sure that a vma exists
> > > before calling walk_page_range(), hmm_vma_walk_hole() can still be called
> > > with walk->vma == NULL if the start and end address are not contained
> > > within the vma range.
> >
> > Should we convert to walk_vma_range instead? Or keep walk_page_range
> > but drop searching the vma ourselves?
> >
> > Except for that the patch looks good to me:
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> >
>
> I think keeping the call to walk_page_range() makes sense.
> Jason is hoping to be able to snapshot a range with & without vmas
> and have the pfns[] filled with empty/valid entries as appropriate.
>
> I plan to repost my patch changing hmm_range_fault() to use
> walk.test_walk which will remove the call to find_vma().
> Jason had some concerns about testing it so that's why I have
> been working on some HMM self tests before resending it.

I'm really excited to see tests for hmm_range_fault()!

Did you find this bug with the tests??

Jason

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