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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/mm/pti: in pti_clone_pgtable() don't increase addr by PUD_SIZE
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> On Aug 20, 2019, at 3:00 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:51:28AM -0700, Song Liu wrote:
>> pti_clone_pgtable() increases addr by PUD_SIZE for pud_none(*pud) case.
>> This is not accurate because addr may not be PUD_SIZE aligned.
>>
>> In our x86_64 kernel, pti_clone_pgtable() fails to clone 7 PMDs because
>> of this issuse, including PMD for the irq entry table. For a memcache
>> like workload, this introduces about 4.5x more iTLB-load and about 2.5x
>> more iTLB-load-misses on a Skylake CPU.
>>
>> This patch fixes this issue by adding PMD_SIZE to addr for pud_none()
>> case.
>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/pti.c b/arch/x86/mm/pti.c
>> index b196524759ec..5a67c3015f59 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/mm/pti.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/pti.c
>> @@ -330,7 +330,7 @@ pti_clone_pgtable(unsigned long start, unsigned long end,
>>
>> pud = pud_offset(p4d, addr);
>> if (pud_none(*pud)) {
>> - addr += PUD_SIZE;
>> + addr += PMD_SIZE;
>> continue;
>> }
>
> I'm thinking you're right in that there's a bug here, but I'm also
> thinking your patch is both incomplete and broken.
>
> What that code wants to do is skip to the end of the pud, a pmd_size
> increase will not do that. And right below this, there's a second
> instance of this exact pattern.
>
> Did I get the below right?

Yes, your are right.

Thanks,
Song

>
> ---
> diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/pti.c b/arch/x86/mm/pti.c
> index b196524759ec..32b20b3cb227 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/mm/pti.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/pti.c
> @@ -330,12 +330,14 @@ pti_clone_pgtable(unsigned long start, unsigned long end,
>
> pud = pud_offset(p4d, addr);
> if (pud_none(*pud)) {
> + addr &= PUD_MASK;
> addr += PUD_SIZE;
> continue;
> }
>
> pmd = pmd_offset(pud, addr);
> if (pmd_none(*pmd)) {
> + addr &= PMD_MASK;
> addr += PMD_SIZE;
> continue;
> }

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