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Subject[PATCH] mm: page_mapped: don't assume compound page is huge or THP
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LTP proc01 testcase has been observed to rarely trigger crashes
on arm64:
page_mapped+0x78/0xb4
stable_page_flags+0x27c/0x338
kpageflags_read+0xfc/0x164
proc_reg_read+0x7c/0xb8
__vfs_read+0x58/0x178
vfs_read+0x90/0x14c
SyS_read+0x60/0xc0

Issue is that page_mapped() assumes that if compound page is not
huge, then it must be THP. But if this is 'normal' compound page
(COMPOUND_PAGE_DTOR), then following loop can keep running until
it tries to read from memory that isn't mapped and triggers a panic:
for (i = 0; i < hpage_nr_pages(page); i++) {
if (atomic_read(&page[i]._mapcount) >= 0)
return true;
}

I could replicate this on x86 (v4.20-rc4-98-g60b548237fed) only
with a custom kernel module [1] which:
- allocates compound page (PAGEC) of order 1
- allocates 2 normal pages (COPY), which are initialized to 0xff
(to satisfy _mapcount >= 0)
- 2 PAGEC page structs are copied to address of first COPY page
- second page of COPY is marked as not present
- call to page_mapped(COPY) now triggers fault on access to 2nd COPY
page at offset 0x30 (_mapcount)

[1] https://github.com/jstancek/reproducers/blob/master/kernel/page_mapped_crash/repro.c

This patch modifies page_mapped() to check for 'normal'
compound pages (COMPOUND_PAGE_DTOR).

Debugged-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Stancek <jstancek@redhat.com>
---
include/linux/mm.h | 9 +++++++++
mm/util.c | 2 ++
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
index 5411de93a363..18b0bb953f92 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -700,6 +700,15 @@ static inline compound_page_dtor *get_compound_page_dtor(struct page *page)
return compound_page_dtors[page[1].compound_dtor];
}

+static inline int PageNormalCompound(struct page *page)
+{
+ if (!PageCompound(page))
+ return 0;
+
+ page = compound_head(page);
+ return page[1].compound_dtor == COMPOUND_PAGE_DTOR;
+}
+
static inline unsigned int compound_order(struct page *page)
{
if (!PageHead(page))
diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
index 8bf08b5b5760..06c1640cb7b3 100644
--- a/mm/util.c
+++ b/mm/util.c
@@ -478,6 +478,8 @@ bool page_mapped(struct page *page)
return true;
if (PageHuge(page))
return false;
+ if (PageNormalCompound(page))
+ return false;
for (i = 0; i < hpage_nr_pages(page); i++) {
if (atomic_read(&page[i]._mapcount) >= 0)
return true;
--
1.8.3.1
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