Re: [lkp-robot] [mm] 1be7107fbe: kernel_BUG_at_mm/mmap.c

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 - 15:33:53 EST

On 06/21, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Hugh, Michal - I also merged Helge's drop-up cleanup, is there
> anything I've missed? I think Oleg had something, but I can't recall
> right now, and I might just have missed it.

Well, I meant, perhaps we need a bit more changes to ensure that a new
GROWSDOWN vma can't come without a gap below. But this is really minor,
we can do this later even if I am right.

However, there is another regression reported by Cyrill. Fixed by the
patch below.

And yes, I think this check should either go away, or we need to make
it more clever.

In short, the vma created by mmap(MAP_GROWSDOWN) does not grow down
automatically, because of this check.

This worked before, because with the stack guard page at ->vm_start
__do_page_fault() hits this expand-stack path only if the stack grows
by more than PAGE_SIZE, now it is called every time. I'll send the
patch tomorrow if nobody else does this before.


diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
index 8ad91a0..edc5d68 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
@@ -1416,7 +1416,7 @@ __do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code,
* and pusha to work. ("enter $65535, $31" pushes
* 32 pointers and then decrements %sp by 65535.)
- if (unlikely(address + 65536 + 32 * sizeof(unsigned long) < regs->sp)) {
+if (0) if (unlikely(address + 65536 + 32 * sizeof(unsigned long) < regs->sp)) {
bad_area(regs, error_code, address);