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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] mm/migrate: fix list corruption in migration of non-LRU movable pages
On Tue 03-09-19 16:27:46, sunqiuyang wrote:
> From: Qiuyang Sun <sunqiuyang@huawei.com>
>
> Currently, after a page is migrated, it
> 1) has its PG_isolated flag cleared in move_to_new_page(), and
> 2) is deleted from its LRU list (cc->migratepages) in unmap_and_move().
> However, between steps 1) and 2), the page could be isolated by another
> thread in isolate_movable_page(), and added to another LRU list, leading
> to list_del corruption later.

Care to explain the race? Both paths use page_lock AFAICS
>
> This patch fixes the bug by moving list_del into the critical section
> protected by lock_page(), so that a page will not be isolated again before
> it has been deleted from its LRU list.
>
> Signed-off-by: Qiuyang Sun <sunqiuyang@huawei.com>
> ---
> mm/migrate.c | 11 +++--------
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
> index a42858d..c58a606 100644
> --- a/mm/migrate.c
> +++ b/mm/migrate.c
> @@ -1124,6 +1124,8 @@ static int __unmap_and_move(struct page *page, struct page *newpage,
> /* Drop an anon_vma reference if we took one */
> if (anon_vma)
> put_anon_vma(anon_vma);
> + if (rc != -EAGAIN)
> + list_del(&page->lru);
> unlock_page(page);
> out:
> /*
> @@ -1190,6 +1192,7 @@ static ICE_noinline int unmap_and_move(new_page_t get_new_page,
> put_new_page(newpage, private);
> else
> put_page(newpage);
> + list_del(&page->lru);
> goto out;
> }
>
> @@ -1200,14 +1203,6 @@ static ICE_noinline int unmap_and_move(new_page_t get_new_page,
> out:
> if (rc != -EAGAIN) {
> /*
> - * A page that has been migrated has all references
> - * removed and will be freed. A page that has not been
> - * migrated will have kepts its references and be
> - * restored.
> - */
> - list_del(&page->lru);
> -
> - /*
> * Compaction can migrate also non-LRU pages which are
> * not accounted to NR_ISOLATED_*. They can be recognized
> * as __PageMovable
> --
> 1.8.3.1

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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