[PATCH 4.4 63/73] MIPS: vDSO: Fix Malta EVA mapping to vDSO page structs

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 - 05:12:44 EST

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


From: James Hogan <james.hogan@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 554af0c396380baf416f54c439b99b495180b2f4 upstream.

The page structures associated with the vDSO pages in the kernel image
are calculated using virt_to_page(), which uses __pa() under the hood to
find the pfn associated with the virtual address. The vDSO data pointers
however point to kernel symbols, so __pa_symbol() should really be used

Since there is no equivalent to virt_to_page() which uses __pa_symbol(),
fix init_vdso_image() to work directly with pfns, calculated with

This issue broke the Malta Enhanced Virtual Addressing (EVA)
configuration which has a non-default implementation of __pa_symbol().
This is because it uses a physical alias so that the kernel executes
from KSeg0 (VA 0x80000000 -> PA 0x00000000), while RAM is provided to
the kernel in the KUSeg range (VA 0x00000000 -> PA 0x80000000) which
uses the same underlying RAM.

Since there are no page structures associated with the low physical
address region, some arbitrary kernel memory would be interpreted as a
page structure for the vDSO pages and badness ensues.

Fixes: ebb5e78cc634 ("MIPS: Initial implementation of a VDSO")
Signed-off-by: James Hogan <james.hogan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Leonid Yegoshin <leonid.yegoshin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: linux-mips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Patchwork: https://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/14229/
Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/mips/kernel/vdso.c | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/mips/kernel/vdso.c
+++ b/arch/mips/kernel/vdso.c
@@ -39,16 +39,16 @@ static struct vm_special_mapping vdso_vv
static void __init init_vdso_image(struct mips_vdso_image *image)
unsigned long num_pages, i;
+ unsigned long data_pfn;


num_pages = image->size / PAGE_SIZE;

- for (i = 0; i < num_pages; i++) {
- image->mapping.pages[i] =
- virt_to_page(image->data + (i * PAGE_SIZE));
- }
+ data_pfn = __phys_to_pfn(__pa_symbol(image->data));
+ for (i = 0; i < num_pages; i++)
+ image->mapping.pages[i] = pfn_to_page(data_pfn + i);

static int __init init_vdso(void)