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authorJeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>2010-12-02 14:31:18 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-12-02 14:51:15 -0800
commit64141da587241301ce8638cc945f8b67853156ec (patch)
treebf11cfe53f606a2bda2342c6286ba637c4848e34 /include
parent853ff88324a248a9f5da6e110850223db353ec07 (diff)
vmalloc: eagerly clear ptes on vunmap
On stock 2.6.37-rc4, running: # mount lilith:/export /mnt/lilith # find /mnt/lilith/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 file crashes the machine fairly quickly under Xen. Often it results in oops messages, but the couple of times I tried just now, it just hung quietly and made Xen print some rude messages: (XEN) mm.c:2389:d80 Bad type (saw 7400000000000001 != exp 3000000000000000) for mfn 1d7058 (pfn 18fa7) (XEN) mm.c:964:d80 Attempt to create linear p.t. with write perms (XEN) mm.c:2389:d80 Bad type (saw 7400000000000010 != exp 1000000000000000) for mfn 1d2e04 (pfn 1d1fb) (XEN) mm.c:2965:d80 Error while pinning mfn 1d2e04 Which means the domain tried to map a pagetable page RW, which would allow it to map arbitrary memory, so Xen stopped it. This is because vm_unmap_ram() left some pages mapped in the vmalloc area after NFS had finished with them, and those pages got recycled as pagetable pages while still having these RW aliases. Removing those mappings immediately removes the Xen-visible aliases, and so it has no problem with those pages being reused as pagetable pages. Deferring the TLB flush doesn't upset Xen because it can flush the TLB itself as needed to maintain its invariants. When unmapping a region in the vmalloc space, clear the ptes immediately. There's no point in deferring this because there's no amortization benefit. The TLBs are left dirty, and they are flushed lazily to amortize the cost of the IPIs. This specific motivation for this patch is an oops-causing regression since 2.6.36 when using NFS under Xen, triggered by the NFS client's use of vm_map_ram() introduced in 56e4ebf877b60 ("NFS: readdir with vmapped pages") . XFS also uses vm_map_ram() and could cause similar problems. Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy.fitzhardinge@citrix.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk> Cc: Bryan Schumaker <bjschuma@netapp.com> Cc: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com> Cc: Alex Elder <aelder@sgi.com> Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/vmalloc.h b/include/linux/vmalloc.h
index a03dcf62ca9..44b54f619ac 100644
--- a/include/linux/vmalloc.h
+++ b/include/linux/vmalloc.h
@@ -7,8 +7,6 @@
struct vm_area_struct; /* vma defining user mapping in mm_types.h */
-extern bool vmap_lazy_unmap;
/* bits in flags of vmalloc's vm_struct below */
#define VM_IOREMAP 0x00000001 /* ioremap() and friends */
#define VM_ALLOC 0x00000002 /* vmalloc() */