From: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Song Liu <email@example.com> Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, Kernel Team <Kernelfirstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] Enable THP for text section of non-shmem files Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:13:54 -0700 Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <BA4D64DA-4F48-4683-8512-0402B9533EE7@fb.com> On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:48:16 +0000 Song Liu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I'm wondering if this limitation can be abused in some fashion: mmap a > > file to which you have read permissions, run madvise(MADV_HUGEPAGE) and > > thus prevent the file's owner from being able to modify the file? Or > > something like that. What are the issues and protections here? > > In this case, the owner need to make a copy of the file, and then remove > and update the original file. > > In this version, we want either split huge page on writes, or fail the > write when we cannot split. However, the huge page information is only > available at page level, and on the write path, page level information > is not available until write_begin(). So it is hard to stop writes at > earlier stage. Therefore, in this version, we leverage i_mmap_writable, > which is at address_space level. So it is easier to stop writes to the > file. > > This is a temporary behavior. And it is gated by the config. So I guess > it is OK. It works well for our use cases though. Once we have better > write support, we can remove the limitation. > > If this is too weird, I am also open to suggestions. Well, it's more than weird? This permits user A to deny service to user B? User A can, maliciously or accidentally, prevent user B from modifying a file which user B has permission to modify? Such as, umm, /etc/hosts?
next prev parent reply index Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2019-06-14 18:22 Song Liu 2019-06-14 18:22 ` [PATCH v2 1/3] mm: check compound_head(page)->mapping in filemap_fault() Song Liu 2019-06-17 14:59 ` Rik van Riel 2019-06-14 18:22 ` [PATCH v2 2/3] mm,thp: stats for file backed THP Song Liu 2019-06-17 15:00 ` Rik van Riel 2019-06-21 12:50 ` Kirill A. Shutemov 2019-06-21 14:09 ` Song Liu 2019-06-14 18:22 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] mm,thp: add read-only THP support for (non-shmem) FS Song Liu 2019-06-17 15:42 ` Rik van Riel 2019-06-21 12:58 ` Kirill A. Shutemov 2019-06-21 13:08 ` Song Liu 2019-06-21 13:11 ` Kirill A. Shutemov 2019-06-18 21:12 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Enable THP for text section of non-shmem files Andrew Morton 2019-06-18 21:48 ` Song Liu 2019-06-20 1:13 ` Andrew Morton [this message] 2019-06-20 2:04 ` Song Liu 2019-06-19 6:26 ` Song Liu
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