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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Missing READ_ONCE in core and arch-specific pgtable code leading to crashes
On 09/27/2017 11:49 AM, Will Deacon wrote:

> The moral of the story is that read-after-read (same address) ordering *only*
> applies if READ_ONCE is used consistently. This means we need to fix page
> table dereferences in the core code as well as the arch code to avoid this
> problem. The two RFC patches in this series fix arm64 (which is a bigger fix
> that necessary since I clean things up too) and page_vma_mapped_walk.
> Comments welcome.

Thanks for this Will. I'll echo Timur's comment that it would be ideal
to split this up into the critical piece needed for ordering
access/update to the PMD in the face of a THP split and separately have
the cosmetic cleanups. Needless to say, we've got a bunch of people who
are tracking this one and tracking it ready for backport. We just got
THP re-enabled so I'm pretty keen that we not have to disable again.


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