Re: [PATCH] mm: fix possible cause of a page_mapped BUG
From: Robert ÅwiÄcki
Date: Thu Mar 17 2011 - 11:40:55 EST
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 12:35 AM, Robert ÅwiÄcki <robert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> But rather than exporting the notion of restart_addr from memory.c, or
>> converting to restart_pgoff throughout, simply reset vm_truncate_count
>> to 0 to force a rescan if mremap move races with preempted truncation.
>> We have no confirmation that this fixes Robert's BUG,
>> but it is a fix that's worth making anyway.
> Hi, I don't have currently access to my rs232/console testing machine
> (lame excuse but it helps a lot;), cause I'm working currently OOtO,
> so I'll try to test it asap - which is probably Mar 15th or so.
So, I compiled 2.6.38 and started fuzzing it. I'm bumping into other
problems, and never seen anything about mremap in 2.6.38 (yet), as it
had been happening in 2.6.37-rc2. The output goes to
http://alt.swiecki.net/linux_kernel/ - I'm still trying.
> Btw, the fuzzer is here: http://code.google.com/p/iknowthis/
> I think i was trying it with this revision:
> http://code.google.com/p/iknowthis/source/detail?r=11 (i386 mode,
> newest 'iknowthis' supports x86-64 natively), so feel free to try it.
> It used to crash the machine (it's BUG_ON but the system became
> unusable) in matter of hours. Btw, when I was testing it for the last
> time it Ooopsed much more frequently in proc_readdir (I sent report in
> one of earliet e-mails).
>> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Âmm/mremap.c | Â Â4 +---
>> Â1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)
>> --- 2.6.38-rc6/mm/mremap.c Â Â Â2011-01-18 22:04:56.000000000 -0800
>> +++ linux/mm/mremap.c Â 2011-02-23 15:29:52.000000000 -0800
>> @@ -94,9 +94,7 @@ static void move_ptes(struct vm_area_str
>> Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â */
>> Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Âmapping = vma->vm_file->f_mapping;
>> Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Âspin_lock(&mapping->i_mmap_lock);
>> - Â Â Â Â Â Â Â if (new_vma->vm_truncate_count &&
>> - Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â new_vma->vm_truncate_count != vma->vm_truncate_count)
>> - Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â new_vma->vm_truncate_count = 0;
>> + Â Â Â Â Â Â Â new_vma->vm_truncate_count = 0;
>> Â Â Â Â}
>> Â Â Â Â/*
> Robert ÅwiÄcki
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