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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Make sure permission updates happen for pmd/pud
Hi Laura,

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 04:50:49PM -0700, Laura Abbott wrote:
> Commit 15122ee2c515 ("arm64: Enforce BBM for huge IO/VMAP mappings")
> disallowed block mappings for ioremap since that code does not honor
> break-before-make. The same APIs are also used for permission updating
> though and the extra checks prevent the permission updates from happening,
> even though this should be permitted. This results in read-only permissions
> not being fully applied. Visibly, this can occasionaly be seen as a failure
> on the built in rodata test when the test data ends up in a section or
> as an odd RW gap on the page table dump. Fix this by keeping the check
> for the top level p*d_set_huge APIs but using separate functions for the
> update APIs.
>
> Reported-by: Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@gmail.com>
> Fixes: 15122ee2c515 ("arm64: Enforce BBM for huge IO/VMAP mappings")
> Signed-off-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@redhat.com>
> ---
> arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++--------
> 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

Thanks for sending the fix. One thing below...

> diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c b/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
> index 2dbb2c9f1ec1..57517ad86910 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
> @@ -66,6 +66,9 @@ static pte_t bm_pte[PTRS_PER_PTE] __page_aligned_bss;
> static pmd_t bm_pmd[PTRS_PER_PMD] __page_aligned_bss __maybe_unused;
> static pud_t bm_pud[PTRS_PER_PUD] __page_aligned_bss __maybe_unused;
>
> +static void __pmd_set_huge(pmd_t *pmdp, phys_addr_t phys, pgprot_t prot);
> +static void __pud_set_huge(pud_t *pudp, phys_addr_t phys, pgprot_t prot);
> +
> pgprot_t phys_mem_access_prot(struct file *file, unsigned long pfn,
> unsigned long size, pgprot_t vma_prot)
> {
> @@ -200,7 +203,7 @@ static void init_pmd(pud_t *pudp, unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
> /* try section mapping first */
> if (((addr | next | phys) & ~SECTION_MASK) == 0 &&
> (flags & NO_BLOCK_MAPPINGS) == 0) {
> - pmd_set_huge(pmdp, phys, prot);
> + __pmd_set_huge(pmdp, phys, prot);

Given that there is ongoing work to fix the core ioremap code, it would
be nice to avoid adding '__' versions if we can help it. Would it work
if we replaced the pXd_present check with a call to pgattr_change_is_safe
instead?

Will

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