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From: Ajay Kaher <akaher@vmware.com>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 6/8] mm: prevent get_user_pages() from overflowing page refcount
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:28:56 +0000
Message-ID: <BF0587E3-D104-4DB2-B972-9BC4FD4CA014@vmware.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f899be71-4bc0-d07b-f650-d85a335cdebb@suse.cz>


On 09/10/19, 6:43 PM, "Vlastimil Babka" <vbabka@suse.cz> wrote:

>> Reported-by: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
>> Acked-by: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
>> Cc: stable@kernel.org
>> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
>> [ 4.4.y backport notes:
>>   Ajay: Added local variable 'err' with-in follow_hugetlb_page()
>>         from 2be7cfed995e, to resolve compilation error
>>   Srivatsa: Replaced call to get_page_foll() with try_get_page_foll() ]
>> Signed-off-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat (VMware) <srivatsa@csail.mit.edu>
>> Signed-off-by: Ajay Kaher <akaher@vmware.com>
>> ---
>>  mm/gup.c     | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
>>  mm/hugetlb.c | 16 +++++++++++++++-
>>  2 files changed, 47 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>    
> This seems to have the same issue as the 4.9 stable version [1], in not
> touching the arch-specific gup.c variants.
>    
> [1]
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/6650323f-dbc9-f069-000b-f6b0f941a065@suse.cz/

Thanks Vlastimil for highlighting this here.

Yes, arch-specific gup.c variants also need to handle not only for 4.4.y,
however it should be handled till 4.19.y. I believe it's better to start
from 4.19.y and then backport those changes till 4.4.y.

Affected areas of gup.c (where page->count have been used) are:
#1: get_page() used in these files and this is safe as
       it's defined in mm.h (here it's already taken care of)
#2: get_head_page_multiple() has following:
               VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(page_count(page) == 0, page);
           Need to change this to:
               VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(page_ref_zero_or_close_to_overflow(page), page);
#3: Some of the files have used page_cache_get_speculative(),
       page_cache_add_speculative() with combination of compound_head(),
       this scenario needs to be handled as it was handled here:
           https://lore.kernel.org/stable/1570581863-12090-7-git-send-email-akaher@vmware.com/

Please share with me any suggestions or patches if you have already  
worked on this.

Could we handle arch-specific gup.c in different patch sets and 
let these patches to merge to 4.4.y?

- Ajay



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Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-09  0:44 [PATCH v2 0/8] Backported fixes for 4.4 stable tree Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 1/8] mm: make page ref count overflow check tighter and more explicit Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 2/8] mm: add 'try_get_page()' helper function Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 3/8] mm: handle PTE-mapped tail pages in gerneric fast gup implementaiton Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 4/8] mm, gup: remove broken VM_BUG_ON_PAGE compound check for hugepages Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 5/8] mm, gup: ensure real head page is ref-counted when using hugepages Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 6/8] mm: prevent get_user_pages() from overflowing page refcount Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09 13:13   ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-10-17 16:28     ` Ajay Kaher [this message]
2019-10-25  6:18       ` Ajay Kaher
2019-11-06  8:55         ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-11-11  5:00           ` Ajay Kaher
2019-11-21 20:38             ` gregkh
2019-11-29  9:08               ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 7/8] pipe: add pipe_buf_get() helper Ajay Kaher
2019-10-09  0:44 ` [PATCH v2 8/8] fs: prevent page refcount overflow in pipe_buf_get Ajay Kaher

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