lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Feb]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm -v5 RESEND] mm, swap: Fix race between swapoff and some swap operations
On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:06:47 +0800 huang ying <huang.ying.caritas@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> >> +struct swap_info_struct *get_swap_device(swp_entry_t entry)
> >> >> +{
> >> >> + struct swap_info_struct *si;
> >> >> + unsigned long type, offset;
> >> >> +
> >> >> + if (!entry.val)
> >> >> + goto out;
> >> >> + type = swp_type(entry);
> >> >> + if (type >= nr_swapfiles)
> >> >> + goto bad_nofile;
> >> >> + si = swap_info[type];
> >> >> +
> >> >> + preempt_disable();
> >> >
> >> > This preempt_disable() is later than I'd expect. If a well-timed race
> >> > occurs, `si' could now be pointing at a defunct entry. If that
> >> > well-timed race include a swapoff AND a swapon, `si' could be pointing
> >> > at the info for a new device?
> >>
> >> struct swap_info_struct pointed to by swap_info[] will never be freed.
> >> During swapoff, we only free the memory pointed to by the fields of
> >> struct swap_info_struct. And when swapon, we will always reuse
> >> swap_info[type] if it's not NULL. So it should be safe to dereference
> >> swap_info[type] with preemption enabled.
> >
> > That's my point. If there's a race window during which there is a
> > parallel swapoff+swapon, this swap_info_struct may now be in use for a
> > different device?
>
> Yes. It's possible. And the caller of get_swap_device() can live
> with it if the swap_info_struct has been fully initialized. For
> example, for the race in the patch description,
>
> do_swap_page
> swapin_readahead
> __read_swap_cache_async
> swapcache_prepare
> __swap_duplicate
>
> in __swap_duplicate(), it's possible that the swap device returned by
> get_swap_device() is different from the swap device when
> __swap_duplicate() call get_swap_device(). But the struct_info_struct
> has been fully initialized, so __swap_duplicate() can reference
> si->swap_map[] safely. And we will check si->swap_map[] before any
> further operation. Even if the swap entry is swapped out again for
> the new swap device, we will check the page table again in
> do_swap_page(). So there is no functionality problem.

That's rather revolting. Can we tighten this up? Or at least very
loudly document it?

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-02-21 00:39    [W:0.083 / U:1.568 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site