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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/2] x86/ioremap: fix boundary calculation and boundary judgment issues for ioremap()
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Hi, maintainers,

It's been 10 days since I sent the patches at Jun 21st. Would you please
help to review them? Wish to hear your feedbacks, Thanks!


Yaohui

On 2021/6/21 20:34, Yaohui Wang wrote:
> ioremap_xxx() functions should fail if the memory address range contains
> normal RAM. But due to some boundary calculation and boundary judgment
> issues, the RAM check may be omitted for the very start or the very end
> page in the memory range. As a consequence, ioremap_xxx() can be applied
> to normal RAM pages by mistake. This raises the risk of misusing
> ioremap_xxx() functions on normal RAM ranges, and may incur terrible
> performance issues.
>
> For example, suppose [phys_addr ~ phys_addr + PAGE_SIZE - 1] is a normal
> RAM page. Calling ioremap(phys_addr, PAGE_SIZE-1) will succeed (but it
> should not). This will set the cache flag of the phys_addr's directing
> mapping pte to be PCD. What's worse, iounmap() won't revert this cache
> flag in the directing mapping. So the pte in the directing mapping keeps
> polluted until workarounds are applied (by invoking ioremap_cache() on
> phys_addr) to fix the cache bit. If there is important data/code in the
> polluted page, which is accessed frequently, then the performance of the
> machine will drop terribly.
>
> These two patches aim to address this issue.
>
> Yahui Wang (2):
> x86/ioremap: fix the pfn calculation mistake in __ioremap_check_ram()
> kernel/resource: fix boundary judgment issues in find_next_iomem_res()
> and __walk_iomem_res_desc()
>
> arch/x86/mm/ioremap.c | 16 ++++++++--------
> kernel/resource.c | 4 ++--
> 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>
>
> base-commit: 13311e74253fe64329390df80bed3f07314ddd61
>

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