[PATCH 3.18 075/151] mm/hugetlb: pmd_huge() returns true for non-present hugepage

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Mar 04 2015 - 02:25:42 EST

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


From: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit cbef8478bee55775ac312a574aad48af7bb9cf9f upstream.

Migrating hugepages and hwpoisoned hugepages are considered as non-present
hugepages, and they are referenced via migration entries and hwpoison
entries in their page table slots.

This behavior causes race condition because pmd_huge() doesn't tell
non-huge pages from migrating/hwpoisoned hugepages. follow_page_mask() is
one example where the kernel would call follow_page_pte() for such
hugepage while this function is supposed to handle only normal pages.

To avoid this, this patch makes pmd_huge() return true when pmd_none() is
true *and* pmd_present() is false. We don't have to worry about mixing up
non-present pmd entry with normal pmd (pointing to leaf level pte entry)
because pmd_present() is true in normal pmd.

The same race condition could happen in (x86-specific) gup_pmd_range(),
where this patch simply adds pmd_present() check instead of pmd_huge().
This is because gup_pmd_range() is fast path. If we have non-present
hugepage in this function, we will go into gup_huge_pmd(), then return 0
at flag mask check, and finally fall back to the slow path.

Fixes: 290408d4a2 ("hugetlb: hugepage migration core")
Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: James Hogan <james.hogan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@xxxxxx>
Cc: Steve Capper <steve.capper@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/x86/mm/gup.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/mm/hugetlbpage.c | 8 +++++++-
mm/hugetlb.c | 2 ++
3 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/mm/gup.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/gup.c
@@ -172,7 +172,7 @@ static int gup_pmd_range(pud_t pud, unsi
if (pmd_none(pmd) || pmd_trans_splitting(pmd))
return 0;
- if (unlikely(pmd_large(pmd))) {
+ if (unlikely(pmd_large(pmd) || !pmd_present(pmd))) {
* NUMA hinting faults need to be handled in the GUP
* slowpath for accounting purposes and so that they
--- a/arch/x86/mm/hugetlbpage.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/hugetlbpage.c
@@ -66,9 +66,15 @@ follow_huge_addr(struct mm_struct *mm, u
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);

+ * pmd_huge() returns 1 if @pmd is hugetlb related entry, that is normal
+ * hugetlb entry or non-present (migration or hwpoisoned) hugetlb entry.
+ * Otherwise, returns 0.
+ */
int pmd_huge(pmd_t pmd)
- return !!(pmd_val(pmd) & _PAGE_PSE);
+ return !pmd_none(pmd) &&
+ (pmd_val(pmd) & (_PAGE_PRESENT|_PAGE_PSE)) != _PAGE_PRESENT;

int pud_huge(pud_t pud)
--- a/mm/hugetlb.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
@@ -3659,6 +3659,8 @@ follow_huge_pmd(struct mm_struct *mm, un
struct page *page;

+ if (!pmd_present(*pmd))
+ return NULL;
page = pte_page(*(pte_t *)pmd);
if (page)
page += ((address & ~PMD_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT);

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