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Subject[PATCH RT 14/23] Revert "ARM: Initialize split page table locks for vector page"
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From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>

v4.14.170-rt75-rc2 stable review patch.
If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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[ Upstream commit 247074c44d8c3e619dfde6404a52295d8d671d38 ]

I'm dropping this patch, with its original description:

|ARM: Initialize split page table locks for vector page
|
|Without this patch, ARM can not use SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS if
|PREEMPT_RT_FULL=y because vectors_user_mapping() creates a
|VM_ALWAYSDUMP mapping of the vector page (address 0xffff0000), but no
|ptl->lock has been allocated for the page. An attempt to coredump
|that page will result in a kernel NULL pointer dereference when
|follow_page() attempts to lock the page.
|
|The call tree to the NULL pointer dereference is:
|
| do_notify_resume()
| get_signal_to_deliver()
| do_coredump()
| elf_core_dump()
| get_dump_page()
| __get_user_pages()
| follow_page()
| pte_offset_map_lock() <----- a #define
| ...
| rt_spin_lock()
|
|The underlying problem is exposed by mm-shrink-the-page-frame-to-rt-size.patch.

The patch named mm-shrink-the-page-frame-to-rt-size.patch was dropped
from the RT queue once the SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS feature (in a slightly
different shape) went upstream (somewhere between v3.12 and v3.14).

I can see that the patch still allocates a lock which wasn't there
before. However I can't trigger a kernel oops like described in the
patch by triggering a coredump.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Tom Zanussi <zanussi@kernel.org>
---
arch/arm/kernel/process.c | 24 ------------------------
1 file changed, 24 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/process.c b/arch/arm/kernel/process.c
index cf4e1452d4b4..d96714e1858c 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/process.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/process.c
@@ -325,30 +325,6 @@ unsigned long arch_randomize_brk(struct mm_struct *mm)
}

#ifdef CONFIG_MMU
-/*
- * CONFIG_SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS results in a page->ptl lock. If the lock is not
- * initialized by pgtable_page_ctor() then a coredump of the vector page will
- * fail.
- */
-static int __init vectors_user_mapping_init_page(void)
-{
- struct page *page;
- unsigned long addr = 0xffff0000;
- pgd_t *pgd;
- pud_t *pud;
- pmd_t *pmd;
-
- pgd = pgd_offset_k(addr);
- pud = pud_offset(pgd, addr);
- pmd = pmd_offset(pud, addr);
- page = pmd_page(*(pmd));
-
- pgtable_page_ctor(page);
-
- return 0;
-}
-late_initcall(vectors_user_mapping_init_page);
-
#ifdef CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS
/*
* The vectors page is always readable from user space for the
--
2.14.1
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