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authorHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>2011-10-19 12:50:35 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-10-19 23:42:58 -0700
commit486cf46f3f9be5f2a966016c1a8fe01e32cde09e (patch)
tree98a6e2376507dee6ea89a9b0073511c703d940dc /mm
parente4fcd69c9e4e273352e0f87cabd9648606da0c3e (diff)
mm: fix race between mremap and removing migration entry
I don't usually pay much attention to the stale "? " addresses in stack backtraces, but this lucky report from Pawel Sikora hints that mremap's move_ptes() has inadequate locking against page migration. 3.0 BUG_ON(!PageLocked(p)) in migration_entry_to_page(): kernel BUG at include/linux/swapops.h:105! RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff81127b76>] [<ffffffff81127b76>] migration_entry_wait+0x156/0x160 [<ffffffff811016a1>] handle_pte_fault+0xae1/0xaf0 [<ffffffff810feee2>] ? __pte_alloc+0x42/0x120 [<ffffffff8112c26b>] ? do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page+0xab/0x310 [<ffffffff81102a31>] handle_mm_fault+0x181/0x310 [<ffffffff81106097>] ? vma_adjust+0x537/0x570 [<ffffffff81424bed>] do_page_fault+0x11d/0x4e0 [<ffffffff81109a05>] ? do_mremap+0x2d5/0x570 [<ffffffff81421d5f>] page_fault+0x1f/0x30 mremap's down_write of mmap_sem, together with i_mmap_mutex or lock, and pagetable locks, were good enough before page migration (with its requirement that every migration entry be found) came in, and enough while migration always held mmap_sem; but not enough nowadays, when there's memory hotremove and compaction. The danger is that move_ptes() lets a migration entry dodge around behind remove_migration_pte()'s back, so it's in the old location when looking at the new, then in the new location when looking at the old. Either mremap's move_ptes() must additionally take anon_vma lock(), or migration's remove_migration_pte() must stop peeking for is_swap_entry() before it takes pagetable lock. Consensus chooses the latter: we prefer to add overhead to migration than to mremapping, which gets used by JVMs and by exec stack setup. Reported-and-tested-by: PaweĊ‚ Sikora <pluto@agmk.net> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Acked-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/migrate.c8
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
index 666e4e677414..14d0a6a632f6 100644
--- a/mm/migrate.c
+++ b/mm/migrate.c
@@ -120,10 +120,10 @@ static int remove_migration_pte(struct page *new, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
ptep = pte_offset_map(pmd, addr);
- if (!is_swap_pte(*ptep)) {
- pte_unmap(ptep);
- goto out;
- }
+ /*
+ * Peek to check is_swap_pte() before taking ptlock? No, we
+ * can race mremap's move_ptes(), which skips anon_vma lock.
+ */
ptl = pte_lockptr(mm, pmd);
}