[PATCH 3.14 039/228] x86, mm, hugetlb: Add missing TLB page invalidation for hugetlb_cow()

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Jun 04 2014 - 20:42:51 EST

3.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Anthony Iliopoulos <anthony.iliopoulos@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 9844f5462392b53824e8b86726e7c33b5ecbb676 upstream.

The invalidation is required in order to maintain proper semantics
under CoW conditions. In scenarios where a process clones several
threads, a thread operating on a core whose DTLB entry for a
particular hugepage has not been invalidated, will be reading from
the hugepage that belongs to the forked child process, even after

The thread will not see the updated page as long as the stale DTLB
entry remains cached, the thread attempts to write into the page,
the child process exits, or the thread gets migrated to a different

Signed-off-by: Anthony Iliopoulos <anthony.iliopoulos@xxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20140514092948.GA17391@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Suggested-by: Shay Goikhman <shay.goikhman@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h
@@ -52,6 +52,7 @@ static inline pte_t huge_ptep_get_and_cl
static inline void huge_ptep_clear_flush(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
unsigned long addr, pte_t *ptep)
+ ptep_clear_flush(vma, addr, ptep);

static inline int huge_pte_none(pte_t pte)

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