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SubjectRe: Kernel crash due to memory corruption with v5.4.26-rt17 and PowerPC e500
On 2020-05-29 18:37:22 [+0200], To Mark Marshall wrote:
> On 2020-05-29 18:15:18 [+0200], To Mark Marshall wrote:
> > In order to get it back into the RT queue I need to understand why it is
> > required. What exactly is it fixing. Let me stare at for a little…
>
> it used to be local_irq_disable() which then became preempt_disable()
> local_irq_disable() due to ARM's limitation.

Any luck on your side?

I *think* if you swap the mm assignment in exec_mmap() then it should be
gone. Basically:
| tsk->active_mm = mm;
| tsk->mm = mm;

However I think to apply something like this:

diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -1035,11 +1035,15 @@ static int exec_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm)
}
}
task_lock(tsk);
+
+ task_lock_mm();
active_mm = tsk->active_mm;
membarrier_exec_mmap(mm);
tsk->mm = mm;
tsk->active_mm = mm;
activate_mm(active_mm, mm);
+ task_unlock_mm();
+
tsk->mm->vmacache_seqnum = 0;
vmacache_flush(tsk);
task_unlock(tsk);
diff --git a/include/linux/sched/task.h b/include/linux/sched/task.h
--- a/include/linux/sched/task.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/task.h
@@ -176,4 +176,31 @@ static inline void task_unlock(struct task_struct *p)
spin_unlock(&p->alloc_lock);
}

+#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT
+/*
+ * Protects ->mm and ->active_mm.
+ * Avoids scheduling so switch_mm() or enter_lazy_tlb() will not read the
+ * members while they are updated.
+ */
+static inline void task_lock_mm(void)
+{
+ preempt_disable();
+}
+
+static inline void task_unlock_mm(void)
+{
+ preempt_enable();
+}
+
+#else
+
+static inline void task_lock_mm(void)
+{
+}
+
+static inline void task_unlock_mm(void)
+{
+}
+#endif
+
#endif /* _LINUX_SCHED_TASK_H */
diff --git a/mm/mmu_context.c b/mm/mmu_context.c
--- a/mm/mmu_context.c
+++ b/mm/mmu_context.c
@@ -25,6 +25,7 @@ void use_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
struct task_struct *tsk = current;

task_lock(tsk);
+ task_lock_mm();
active_mm = tsk->active_mm;
if (active_mm != mm) {
mmgrab(mm);
@@ -32,6 +33,7 @@ void use_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
}
tsk->mm = mm;
switch_mm(active_mm, mm, tsk);
+ task_unlock_mm();
task_unlock(tsk);
#ifdef finish_arch_post_lock_switch
finish_arch_post_lock_switch();
@@ -55,10 +57,12 @@ void unuse_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
struct task_struct *tsk = current;

task_lock(tsk);
+ task_lock_mm();
sync_mm_rss(mm);
tsk->mm = NULL;
/* active_mm is still 'mm' */
enter_lazy_tlb(mm, tsk);
+ task_unlock_mm();
task_unlock(tsk);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(unuse_mm);
--
2.27.0
> > > Best regards,
> > > Mark

Sebastian

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