Re: [PATCH] mm: do not access page->mapping directly on page_endio
From: Minchan Kim
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 - 18:26:46 EST
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 03:53:16PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 22-02-17 23:35:17, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 01:11:00PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > On Wed 22-02-17 14:39:24, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > > > With rw_page, page_endio is used for completing IO on a page
> > > > and it propagates write error to the address space if the IO
> > > > fails. The problem is it accesses page->mapping directly which
> > > > might be okay for file-backed pages but it shouldn't for
> > > > anonymous page. Otherwise, it can corrupt one of field from
> > > > anon_vma under us and system goes panic randomly.
> > >
> > > I was about to say that anonymous pages shouldn't hit that path because
> > > the end_swap_bio_write doesn call page_endio. But then I've noticed that
> > No. For driver to support rw_page, every swap_writepage calls rw_page.
> > swap_writepage
> > bdev_writepage
> > ops->rw_page
> Ohh, you are right, I have missed this option. I was looking at the
> normal swapout path which uses bio.
> > > zram does call this function. On a closer look, though, it doesn't seem
> > > to call it with err != 0 so it cannot hit this path. So I am wondering
> > > whether this actually fixes anything. Why it has been marked for stable?
> > Look at other drivers to support rw_page, not zram, esp, brd.
> > They can be used for swap device and then can hit the case.
> > In fact, I encountered the BUG during zram development(i.e., it doesn't
> > land to upstream) and it was really hard to figure it out because it made
> > random crash, sometime mmap_sem lockdep, sometime other places where
> > places never related to zram/zsmalloc, sometime not reproducible.
> > When I consider how that bug is subtle and people do fast-swap test as brd,
> > it's worth to add stable mark, I think.
> Sure, could you add this to the changelog. Along with Fixes tag? I
> suspect it is dd6bd0d9c7db ("swap: use bdev_read_page() /
> bdev_write_page()") which has introduced this but I didn't look too
> close. The patch is trivially correct.
Sure. Thanks for the review.
Andrew, Could you change description with this?