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From: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>
To: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>, brouer@redhat.com
Cc: arnd@kernel.org, grygorii.strashko@ti.com,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, ilias.apalodimas@linaro.org,
	linux-mips@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	mhocko@kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org, mgorman@suse.de,
	mcroce@linux.microsoft.com, linux-snps-arc@lists.infradead.org,
	linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org, hch@lst.de,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm: Fix struct page layout on 32-bit systems
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:21:22 +0200
Message-ID: <d0c32751-0a12-1f7f-4f6a-b1f6535a6b6e@rasmusvillemoes.dk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210416230724.2519198-2-willy@infradead.org>

On 17/04/2021 01.07, Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) wrote:
> 32-bit architectures which expect 8-byte alignment for 8-byte integers
> and need 64-bit DMA addresses (arc, arm, mips, ppc) had their struct
> page inadvertently expanded in 2019.  When the dma_addr_t was added,
> it forced the alignment of the union to 8 bytes, which inserted a 4 byte
> gap between 'flags' and the union.
> 
> Fix this by storing the dma_addr_t in one or two adjacent unsigned longs.
> This restores the alignment to that of an unsigned long, and also fixes a
> potential problem where (on a big endian platform), the bit used to denote
> PageTail could inadvertently get set, and a racing get_user_pages_fast()
> could dereference a bogus compound_head().
> 
> Fixes: c25fff7171be ("mm: add dma_addr_t to struct page")
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>
> ---
>  include/linux/mm_types.h |  4 ++--
>  include/net/page_pool.h  | 12 +++++++++++-
>  net/core/page_pool.c     | 12 +++++++-----
>  3 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm_types.h b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> index 6613b26a8894..5aacc1c10a45 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm_types.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> @@ -97,10 +97,10 @@ struct page {
>  		};
>  		struct {	/* page_pool used by netstack */
>  			/**
> -			 * @dma_addr: might require a 64-bit value even on
> +			 * @dma_addr: might require a 64-bit value on
>  			 * 32-bit architectures.
>  			 */
> -			dma_addr_t dma_addr;
> +			unsigned long dma_addr[2];

Shouldn't that member get another name (_dma_addr?) to be sure the
buildbots catch every possible (ab)user and get them turned into the new
accessors? Sure, page->dma_addr is now "pointer to unsigned long"
instead of "dma_addr_t", but who knows if there's a
"(long)page->dma_addr" somewhere?

Rasmus

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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-16 23:07 [PATCH 0/2] Change struct page layout for page_pool Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-04-16 23:07 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: Fix struct page layout on 32-bit systems Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-04-17  1:08   ` kernel test robot
2021-04-17  2:45   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-17 18:32     ` Ilias Apalodimas
2021-04-17 20:22       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-18 11:21         ` Ilias Apalodimas
2021-04-17 21:18     ` David Laight
2021-04-17 22:45       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-20  2:48     ` Vineet Gupta
2021-04-20  3:10       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-20  7:07         ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-04-20 21:14           ` Vineet Gupta
2021-04-20 21:20             ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-04-21  5:50               ` hch
2021-04-21  8:43               ` David Laight
2021-04-21  8:58                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-04-20  7:39     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-04-20  8:39       ` David Laight
2021-04-20 11:32       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-17  7:34   ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2021-04-20  7:21   ` Rasmus Villemoes [this message]
2021-04-16 23:07 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm: Indicate pfmemalloc pages in compound_head Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-04-17 21:13   ` David Laight
2021-04-17 21:28     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-20  4:03 ` [PATCH 0/2] Change struct page layout for page_pool Michael Ellerman

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