[PATCH 3.2 141/185] futex: fix handling of read-only-mapped hugepages

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Sat Dec 28 2013 - 21:48:14 EST

3.2.54-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit f12d5bfceb7e1f9051563381ec047f7f13956c3c upstream.

The hugepage code had the exact same bug that regular pages had in
commit 7485d0d3758e ("futexes: Remove rw parameter from

The regular page case was fixed by commit 9ea71503a8ed ("futex: Fix
regression with read only mappings"), but the transparent hugepage case
(added in a5b338f2b0b1: "thp: update futex compound knowledge") case
remained broken.

Found by Dave Jones and his trinity tool.

Reported-and-tested-by: Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Darren Hart <dvhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/futex.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/futex.c
+++ b/kernel/futex.c
@@ -285,7 +285,7 @@ again:
/* serialize against __split_huge_page_splitting() */
- if (likely(__get_user_pages_fast(address, 1, 1, &page) == 1)) {
+ if (likely(__get_user_pages_fast(address, 1, !ro, &page) == 1)) {
page_head = compound_head(page);
* page_head is valid pointer but we must pin

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