1. 20 Oct, 2011 1 commit
    • Hugh Dickins's avatar
      mm: fix race between mremap and removing migration entry · 486cf46f
      Hugh Dickins authored
      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>]
        [<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: default avatarPaweł Sikora <pluto@agmk.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarAndrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
      Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  2. 19 Oct, 2011 4 commits
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  4. 17 Oct, 2011 2 commits
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux 3.1-rc10 · 899e3ee4
      Linus Torvalds authored
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Avoid using variable-length arrays in kernel/sys.c · a84a79e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      The size is always valid, but variable-length arrays generate worse code
      for no good reason (unless the function happens to be inlined and the
      compiler sees the length for the simple constant it is).
      Also, there seems to be some code generation problem on POWER, where
      Henrik Bakken reports that register r28 can get corrupted under some
      subtle circumstances (interrupt happening at the wrong time?).  That all
      indicates some seriously broken compiler issues, but since variable
      length arrays are bad regardless, there's little point in trying to
      chase it down.
      "Just don't do that, then".
      Reported-by: default avatarHenrik Grindal Bakken <henribak@cisco.com>
      Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
      Cc: stable@kernel.org
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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