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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 24/26] mm/gup: track FOLL_PIN pages
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On 12/10/19 5:39 AM, Jan Kara wrote:
...
>> +void grab_page(struct page *page, unsigned int flags)
>> +{
>> + if (flags & FOLL_GET)
>> + get_page(page);
>> + else if (flags & FOLL_PIN) {
>> + get_page(page);
>> + WARN_ON_ONCE(flags & FOLL_GET);
>> + /*
>> + * Use get_page(), above, to do the refcount error
>> + * checking. Then just add in the remaining references:
>> + */
>> + page_ref_add(page, GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS - 1);
>
> This is wrong for two reasons:
>
> 1) You miss compound_head() indirection from get_page() for this
> page_ref_add().

whoops, yes that is missing.

>
> 2) page_ref_add() could overflow the counter without noticing.
>
> Especially with GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS being non-trivial, it is realistic
> that an attacker might try to overflow the page refcount and we have to
> protect the kernel against that. So I think that all the places that would
> use grab_page() actually need to use try_grab_page() and then gracefully
> deal with the failure.
>

OK, I've replaced grab_page() everywhere with try_grab_page(), with the
above issues fixed. The v7 patchset had error handling for grab_page() failures,
that had been reviewed, so relevants parts of that have reappeared.

I had initially hesitated to do this, but now I've gone ahead and added:

#define page_ref_zero_or_close_to_bias_overflow(page) \
((unsigned int) page_ref_count(page) + \
GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS <= GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS)

...which is used in the new try_grab_page() for protection.


>> @@ -278,11 +425,23 @@ static struct page *follow_page_pte(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>> goto retry;
>> }
>>
>> - if (flags & FOLL_GET) {
>> + if (flags & (FOLL_PIN | FOLL_GET)) {
>> + /*
>> + * Allow try_get_page() to take care of error handling, for
>> + * both cases: FOLL_GET or FOLL_PIN:
>> + */
>> if (unlikely(!try_get_page(page))) {
>> page = ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
>> goto out;
>> }
>> +
>> + if (flags & FOLL_PIN) {
>> + WARN_ON_ONCE(flags & FOLL_GET);
>> +
>> + /* We got a +1 refcount from try_get_page(), above. */
>> + page_ref_add(page, GUP_PIN_COUNTING_BIAS - 1);
>> + __update_proc_vmstat(page, NR_FOLL_PIN_REQUESTED, 1);
>> + }
>> }
>
> The same problem here as above, plus this place should use the same
> try_grab..() helper, shouldn't it?


Yes, now that the new try_grab_page() has behavior that matches what
this call site needs. Done.


>
>> @@ -544,8 +703,8 @@ static struct page *follow_page_mask(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>> /* make this handle hugepd */
>> page = follow_huge_addr(mm, address, flags & FOLL_WRITE);
>> if (!IS_ERR(page)) {
>> - BUG_ON(flags & FOLL_GET);
>> - return page;
>> + WARN_ON_ONCE(flags & (FOLL_GET | FOLL_PIN));
>> + return NULL;
>
> I agree with the change to WARN_ON_ONCE but why is correct the change of
> the return value? Note that this is actually a "success branch".
>

Good catch, thanks! I worked through the logic...correctly at first, but then I must
have become temporarily dazed by the raw destructive power of the pre-existing
BUG_ON() statement, and screwed it up after all. :)


thanks,
--
John Hubbard
NVIDIA

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