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SubjectRe: [BUG] madvise05 leads kernel panic on 4.9.122
On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 01:30:20PM -0700, wrote:
> On 8/21/18 11:43 AM, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Tue, 2018-08-21 at 11:37 -0700, Yang Shi wrote:
> > > I just ran some regression test on stable 4.9.122 with LTP. madvise05
> > > triggers the below kernel panic:
> Thanks, David. It works. A silly question, I don't get why this commit could
> solve this issue, it looks just like a code refactor. Just because it
> changed how to get pfn from page table entries? And, this may cause some
> mismatch on 4.9 stable without it?

With the L1TF patches open coded pte_val() to get the PFN can cause problems
because it doesn't do the invert for PROT_NONE mappings

The cleanup changes the open coded versions to use p*_pfn(), which always
works correctly.


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