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From: Jia He <>
To: Catalin Marinas <>,
	Will Deacon <>,
	Mark Rutland <>,
	James Morse <>, Marc Zyngier <>,
	Matthew Wilcox <>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,,,,
	Suzuki Poulose <>,
	Borislav Petkov <>, "H. Peter Anvin" <>,
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,, Kaly Xin <>,, Jia He <>
Subject: [PATCH v11 0/4] fix double page fault in cow_user_page for pfn mapping
Date: Wed,  9 Oct 2019 16:42:42 +0800
Message-ID: <> (raw)

When we tested pmdk unit test vmmalloc_fork TEST1 in arm64 guest, there
will be a double page fault in __copy_from_user_inatomic of cow_user_page.

As told by Catalin: "On arm64 without hardware Access Flag, copying from
user will fail because the pte is old and cannot be marked young. So we
always end up with zeroed page after fork() + CoW for pfn mappings. we
don't always have a hardware-managed access flag on arm64."

    refine cpu_has_hw_af in PATCH 01(Will Deacon, Suzuki)
    change the default return value to true in arch_faults_on_old_pte
    add PATCH 03 for overriding arch_faults_on_old_pte(false) on x86
    add r-b from Catalin and a-b from Kirill in PATCH 03
    remoe Reported-by in PATCH 01
v9: refactor cow_user_page for indention optimization (Catalin)
    hold the ptl longer (Catalin)
v8: change cow_user_page's return type (Matthew)
v7: s/pte_spinlock/pte_offset_map_lock (Kirill)
v6: fix error case of returning with spinlock taken (Catalin)
    move kmap_atomic to avoid handling kunmap_atomic
v5: handle the case correctly when !pte_same
    fix kbuild test failed
v4: introduce cpu_has_hw_af (Suzuki)
    bail out if !pte_same (Kirill)
v3: add vmf->ptl lock/unlock (Kirill A. Shutemov)
    add arch_faults_on_old_pte (Matthew, Catalin)
v2: remove FAULT_FLAG_WRITE when setting pte access flag (Catalin)

Jia He (4):
  arm64: cpufeature: introduce helper cpu_has_hw_af()
  arm64: mm: implement arch_faults_on_old_pte() on arm64
  x86/mm: implement arch_faults_on_old_pte() stub on x86
  mm: fix double page fault on arm64 if PTE_AF is cleared

 arch/arm64/include/asm/cpufeature.h |  14 ++++
 arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h    |  14 ++++
 arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h      |   6 ++
 mm/memory.c                         | 104 ++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 4 files changed, 123 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)


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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-09  8:42 Jia He [this message]
2019-10-09  8:42 ` [PATCH v11 1/4] arm64: cpufeature: introduce helper cpu_has_hw_af() Jia He
2019-10-10 16:43   ` Catalin Marinas
2019-10-11  1:16     ` Justin He (Arm Technology China)
2019-10-11 10:38       ` Catalin Marinas
2019-10-11 13:51         ` Justin He (Arm Technology China)
2019-10-09  8:42 ` [PATCH v11 2/4] arm64: mm: implement arch_faults_on_old_pte() on arm64 Jia He
2019-10-09  8:42 ` [PATCH v11 3/4] x86/mm: implement arch_faults_on_old_pte() stub on x86 Jia He
2019-10-09  8:42 ` [PATCH v11 4/4] mm: fix double page fault on arm64 if PTE_AF is cleared Jia He
2019-10-10 16:45   ` Catalin Marinas

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