[PATCH v5] mm/gup: check page hwposion status for coredump.

From: Aili Yao
Date: Mon Mar 22 2021 - 07:34:22 EST

When we do coredump for user process signal, this may be one SIGBUS signal
with BUS_MCEERR_AR or BUS_MCEERR_AO code, which means this signal is
resulted from ECC memory fail like SRAR or SRAO, we expect the memory
recovery work is finished correctly, then the get_dump_page() will not
return the error page as its process pte is set invalid by

But memory_failure() may fail, and the process's related pte may not be
correctly set invalid, for current code, we will return the poison page,
get it dumped, and then lead to system panic as its in kernel code.

So check the hwpoison status in get_dump_page(), and if TRUE, return NULL.

There maybe other scenario that is also better to check hwposion status
and not to panic, so make a wrapper for this check, Thanks to David's

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210319104437.6f30e80d@alex-virtual-machine
Signed-off-by: Aili Yao <yaoaili@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <naoya.horiguchi@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Aili Yao <yaoaili@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
mm/gup.c | 4 ++++
mm/internal.h | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 24 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
index e4c224c..6f7e1aa 100644
--- a/mm/gup.c
+++ b/mm/gup.c
@@ -1536,6 +1536,10 @@ struct page *get_dump_page(unsigned long addr)
if (locked)
+ if (ret == 1 && is_page_hwpoison(page))
+ return NULL;
return (ret == 1) ? page : NULL;
#endif /* CONFIG_ELF_CORE */
diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
index 25d2b2439..b751cef 100644
--- a/mm/internal.h
+++ b/mm/internal.h
@@ -97,6 +97,26 @@ static inline void set_page_refcounted(struct page *page)
set_page_count(page, 1);

+ * When kernel touch the user page, the user page may be have been marked
+ * poison but still mapped in user space, if without this page, the kernel
+ * can guarantee the data integrity and operation success, the kernel is
+ * better to check the posion status and avoid touching it, be good not to
+ * panic, coredump for process fatal signal is a sample case matching this
+ * scenario. Or if kernel can't guarantee the data integrity, it's better
+ * not to call this function, let kernel touch the poison page and get to
+ * panic.
+ */
+static inline bool is_page_hwpoison(struct page *page)
+ if (PageHWPoison(page))
+ return true;
+ else if (PageHuge(page) && PageHWPoison(compound_head(page)))
+ return true;
+ return false;
extern unsigned long highest_memmap_pfn;