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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-08-01 11:14:49 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-08-01 11:14:49 -0700
commit4ceb5db9757aaeadcf8fbbf97d76bd42aa4df0d6 (patch)
tree6a3108ceea457c21130838d49736f5e9de3badc3
parent8d894c47975f7222c5537e450e71310b395488c7 (diff)
Fix get_user_pages() race for write access
There's no real guarantee that handle_mm_fault() will always be able to break a COW situation - if an update from another thread ends up modifying the page table some way, handle_mm_fault() may end up requiring us to re-try the operation. That's normally fine, but get_user_pages() ended up re-trying it as a read, and thus a write access could in theory end up losing the dirty bit or be done on a page that had not been properly COW'ed. This makes get_user_pages() always retry write accesses as write accesses by making "follow_page()" require that a writable follow has the dirty bit set. That simplifies the code and solves the race: if the COW break fails for some reason, we'll just loop around and try again. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
-rw-r--r--mm/memory.c21
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index 6fe77acbc1cd..4e1c673784db 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -811,18 +811,15 @@ static struct page *__follow_page(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long address,
pte = *ptep;
pte_unmap(ptep);
if (pte_present(pte)) {
- if (write && !pte_write(pte))
+ if (write && !pte_dirty(pte))
goto out;
if (read && !pte_read(pte))
goto out;
pfn = pte_pfn(pte);
if (pfn_valid(pfn)) {
page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
- if (accessed) {
- if (write && !pte_dirty(pte) &&!PageDirty(page))
- set_page_dirty(page);
+ if (accessed)
mark_page_accessed(page);
- }
return page;
}
}
@@ -941,10 +938,9 @@ int get_user_pages(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
do {
struct page *page;
- int lookup_write = write;
cond_resched_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
- while (!(page = follow_page(mm, start, lookup_write))) {
+ while (!(page = follow_page(mm, start, write))) {
/*
* Shortcut for anonymous pages. We don't want
* to force the creation of pages tables for
@@ -952,8 +948,7 @@ int get_user_pages(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
* nobody touched so far. This is important
* for doing a core dump for these mappings.
*/
- if (!lookup_write &&
- untouched_anonymous_page(mm,vma,start)) {
+ if (!write && untouched_anonymous_page(mm,vma,start)) {
page = ZERO_PAGE(start);
break;
}
@@ -972,14 +967,6 @@ int get_user_pages(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
default:
BUG();
}
- /*
- * Now that we have performed a write fault
- * and surely no longer have a shared page we
- * shouldn't write, we shouldn't ignore an
- * unwritable page in the page table if
- * we are forcing write access.
- */
- lookup_write = write && !force;
spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
}
if (pages) {