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authorHugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk>2009-09-21 17:02:05 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-09-22 07:17:31 -0700
commit1ff829957316670af64be24192ef849e7253a509 (patch)
parentksm: Kernel SamePage Merging (diff)
ksm: prevent mremap move poisoning
KSM's scan allows for user pages to be COWed or unmapped at any time, without requiring any notification. But its stable tree does assume that when it finds a KSM page where it placed a KSM page, then it is the same KSM page that it placed there. mremap move could break that assumption: if an area containing a KSM page was unmapped, then an area containing a different KSM page was moved with mremap into the place of the original, before KSM's scan came around to notice. That could then poison a node of the stable tree, so that memcmps would "lie" and upset the ordering of the tree. Probably noone will ever need mremap move on a VM_MERGEABLE area; except that prohibiting it would make trouble for schemes in which we try making everything VM_MERGEABLE e.g. for testing: an mremap which normally works would then fail mysteriously. There's no need to go to any trouble, such as re-sorting KSM's list of rmap_items to match the new layout: simply unmerge the area to COW all its KSM pages before moving, but leave VM_MERGEABLE on so that they're remerged later. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk> Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com> Cc: Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to '')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mremap.c b/mm/mremap.c
index a39b7b91be46..93adddecf978 100644
--- a/mm/mremap.c
+++ b/mm/mremap.c
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
#include <linux/hugetlb.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/shm.h>
+#include <linux/ksm.h>
#include <linux/mman.h>
#include <linux/swap.h>
#include <linux/capability.h>
@@ -182,6 +183,17 @@ static unsigned long move_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
if (mm->map_count >= sysctl_max_map_count - 3)
return -ENOMEM;
+ /*
+ * Advise KSM to break any KSM pages in the area to be moved:
+ * it would be confusing if they were to turn up at the new
+ * location, where they happen to coincide with different KSM
+ * pages recently unmapped. But leave vma->vm_flags as it was,
+ * so KSM can come around to merge on vma and new_vma afterwards.
+ */
+ if (ksm_madvise(vma, old_addr, old_addr + old_len,
+ MADV_UNMERGEABLE, &vm_flags))
+ return -ENOMEM;
new_pgoff = vma->vm_pgoff + ((old_addr - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
new_vma = copy_vma(&vma, new_addr, new_len, new_pgoff);
if (!new_vma)