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authorHuang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>2020-03-05 22:28:29 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-03-06 07:06:09 -0600
commit8a8683ad9ba48b4b52a57f013513d1635c1ca5c4 (patch)
tree4b69c60431d53d6c05476b7bf94f1f7089cb40c1 /mm/memory.c
parentmm, numa: fix bad pmd by atomically check for pmd_trans_huge when marking page tables prot_numa (diff)
mm: fix possible PMD dirty bit lost in set_pmd_migration_entry()
In set_pmd_migration_entry(), pmdp_invalidate() is used to change PMD atomically. But the PMD is read before that with an ordinary memory reading. If the THP (transparent huge page) is written between the PMD reading and pmdp_invalidate(), the PMD dirty bit may be lost, and cause data corruption. The race window is quite small, but still possible in theory, so need to be fixed. The race is fixed via using the return value of pmdp_invalidate() to get the original content of PMD, which is a read/modify/write atomic operation. So no THP writing can occur in between. The race has been introduced when the THP migration support is added in the commit 616b8371539a ("mm: thp: enable thp migration in generic path"). But this fix depends on the commit d52605d7cb30 ("mm: do not lose dirty and accessed bits in pmdp_invalidate()"). So it's easy to be backported after v4.16. But the race window is really small, so it may be fine not to backport the fix at all. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: "Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com> Reviewed-by: William Kucharski <william.kucharski@oracle.com> Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200220075220.2327056-1-ying.huang@intel.com Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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