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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>, Li Wang <liwang@redhat.com>,
	Alex Shi <alex.shi@linux.alibaba.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm, page_alloc: capture page in task context only
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:43:51 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200611154351.GA3183@techsingularity.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LSU.2.11.2006101342250.4607@eggly.anvils>

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 01:48:59PM -0700, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> While stressing compaction, one run oopsed on NULL capc->cc in
> __free_one_page()'s task_capc(zone): compact_zone_order() had been
> interrupted, and a page was being freed in the return from interrupt.
> 
> Though you would not expect it from the source, both gccs I was using
> (a 4.8.1 and a 7.5.0) had chosen to compile compact_zone_order() with
> the ".cc = &cc" implemented by mov %rbx,-0xb0(%rbp) immediately before
> callq compact_zone - long after the "current->capture_control = &capc".
> An interrupt in between those finds capc->cc NULL (zeroed by an earlier
> rep stos).
> 
> This could presumably be fixed by a barrier() before setting
> current->capture_control in compact_zone_order(); but would also need
> more care on return from compact_zone(), in order not to risk leaking
> a page captured by interrupt just before capture_control is reset.
> 
> Maybe that is the preferable fix, but I felt safer for task_capc() to
> exclude the rather surprising possibility of capture at interrupt time.
> 
> Fixes: 5e1f0f098b46 ("mm, compaction: capture a page under direct compaction")
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # 5.1+
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>

-- 
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-11 15:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-10 20:48 Hugh Dickins
2020-06-11 15:43 ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2020-06-12 10:30 ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-06-15 21:03   ` Hugh Dickins
2020-06-16  7:45     ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-06-16  8:26       ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, compaction: make capture control handling safe wrt interrupts Vlastimil Babka
2020-06-16  8:26         ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, page_alloc: use unlikely() in task_capc() Vlastimil Babka
2020-06-16 20:29           ` Hugh Dickins
2020-06-17  9:55             ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-06-22  8:58               ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-16 20:18         ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, compaction: make capture control handling safe wrt interrupts Hugh Dickins

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