[PATCH 5.3 172/197] fs/dax: Fix pmd vs pte conflict detection

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sun Oct 27 2019 - 17:25:08 EST

From: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>

commit 6370740e5f8ef12de7f9a9bf48a0393d202cd827 upstream.

Users reported a v5.3 performance regression and inability to establish
huge page mappings. A revised version of the ndctl "dax.sh" huge page
unit test identifies commit 23c84eb78375 "dax: Fix missed wakeup with
PMD faults" as the source.

Update get_unlocked_entry() to check for NULL entries before checking
the entry order, otherwise NULL is misinterpreted as a present pte
conflict. The 'order' check needs to happen before the locked check as
an unlocked entry at the wrong order must fallback to lookup the correct

Reported-by: Jeff Smits <jeff.smits@xxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Doug Nelson <doug.nelson@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 23c84eb78375 ("dax: Fix missed wakeup with PMD faults")
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Johannes Thumshirn <jthumshirn@xxxxxxx>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/157167532455.3945484.11971474077040503994.stgit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

fs/dax.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/dax.c
+++ b/fs/dax.c
@@ -220,10 +220,11 @@ static void *get_unlocked_entry(struct x

for (;;) {
entry = xas_find_conflict(xas);
+ if (!entry || WARN_ON_ONCE(!xa_is_value(entry)))
+ return entry;
if (dax_entry_order(entry) < order)
- if (!entry || WARN_ON_ONCE(!xa_is_value(entry)) ||
- !dax_is_locked(entry))
+ if (!dax_is_locked(entry))
return entry;

wq = dax_entry_waitqueue(xas, entry, &ewait.key);