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SubjectRe: [PATCHv3 1/3] mm: Introduce vma_init()
On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:16:33 -0700 Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 1:03 PM Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I'd sleep better if this became a kmem_cache_alloc() and the memset
> > was moved into vma_init().
>
> Yeah, with the vma_init(), I guess the advantage of using
> kmem_cache_zalloc() is pretty dubious.
>
> Make it so.
>

Did I get everything?


From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: mm: zero out the vma in vma_init()

Rather than in vm_area_alloc(). To ensure that the various oddball
stack-based vmas are in a good state. Some of the callers were zeroing
them out, others were not.

Cc: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---

arch/arm/kernel/process.c | 9 ++++-----
fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c | 2 --
include/linux/mm.h | 1 +
kernel/fork.c | 3 ++-
mm/mempolicy.c | 1 -
mm/shmem.c | 1 -
6 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff -puN arch/arm/kernel/process.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init arch/arm/kernel/process.c
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/process.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init
+++ a/arch/arm/kernel/process.c
@@ -330,16 +330,15 @@ unsigned long arch_randomize_brk(struct
* atomic helpers. Insert it into the gate_vma so that it is visible
* through ptrace and /proc/<pid>/mem.
*/
-static struct vm_area_struct gate_vma = {
- .vm_start = 0xffff0000,
- .vm_end = 0xffff0000 + PAGE_SIZE,
- .vm_flags = VM_READ | VM_EXEC | VM_MAYREAD | VM_MAYEXEC,
-};
+static struct vm_area_struct gate_vma;

static int __init gate_vma_init(void)
{
vma_init(&gate_vma, NULL);
gate_vma.vm_page_prot = PAGE_READONLY_EXEC;
+ gate_vma.vm_start = 0xffff0000;
+ gate_vma.vm_end = 0xffff0000 + PAGE_SIZE;
+ gate_vma.vm_flags = VM_READ | VM_EXEC | VM_MAYREAD | VM_MAYEXEC;
return 0;
}
arch_initcall(gate_vma_init);
diff -puN fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
--- a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init
+++ a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
@@ -410,7 +410,6 @@ static void remove_inode_hugepages(struc
int i, freed = 0;
bool truncate_op = (lend == LLONG_MAX);

- memset(&pseudo_vma, 0, sizeof(struct vm_area_struct));
vma_init(&pseudo_vma, current->mm);
pseudo_vma.vm_flags = (VM_HUGETLB | VM_MAYSHARE | VM_SHARED);
pagevec_init(&pvec);
@@ -595,7 +594,6 @@ static long hugetlbfs_fallocate(struct f
* allocation routines. If NUMA is configured, use page index
* as input to create an allocation policy.
*/
- memset(&pseudo_vma, 0, sizeof(struct vm_area_struct));
vma_init(&pseudo_vma, mm);
pseudo_vma.vm_flags = (VM_HUGETLB | VM_MAYSHARE | VM_SHARED);
pseudo_vma.vm_file = file;
diff -puN include/linux/mm.h~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init include/linux/mm.h
--- a/include/linux/mm.h~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init
+++ a/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -456,6 +456,7 @@ static inline void vma_init(struct vm_ar
{
static const struct vm_operations_struct dummy_vm_ops = {};

+ memset(vma, 0, sizeof(*vma));
vma->vm_mm = mm;
vma->vm_ops = &dummy_vm_ops;
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&vma->anon_vma_chain);
diff -puN kernel/fork.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init kernel/fork.c
--- a/kernel/fork.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init
+++ a/kernel/fork.c
@@ -310,8 +310,9 @@ static struct kmem_cache *mm_cachep;

struct vm_area_struct *vm_area_alloc(struct mm_struct *mm)
{
- struct vm_area_struct *vma = kmem_cache_zalloc(vm_area_cachep, GFP_KERNEL);
+ struct vm_area_struct *vma;

+ vma = kmem_cache_alloc(vm_area_cachep, GFP_KERNEL);
if (vma)
vma_init(vma, mm);
return vma;
diff -puN mm/mempolicy.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init mm/mempolicy.c
--- a/mm/mempolicy.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init
+++ a/mm/mempolicy.c
@@ -2504,7 +2504,6 @@ void mpol_shared_policy_init(struct shar
goto put_new;

/* Create pseudo-vma that contains just the policy */
- memset(&pvma, 0, sizeof(struct vm_area_struct));
vma_init(&pvma, NULL);
pvma.vm_end = TASK_SIZE; /* policy covers entire file */
mpol_set_shared_policy(sp, &pvma, new); /* adds ref */
diff -puN mm/shmem.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init mm/shmem.c
--- a/mm/shmem.c~mm-zero-out-the-vma-in-vma_init
+++ a/mm/shmem.c
@@ -1421,7 +1421,6 @@ static void shmem_pseudo_vma_init(struct
struct shmem_inode_info *info, pgoff_t index)
{
/* Create a pseudo vma that just contains the policy */
- memset(vma, 0, sizeof(*vma));
vma_init(vma, NULL);
/* Bias interleave by inode number to distribute better across nodes */
vma->vm_pgoff = index + info->vfs_inode.i_ino;
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