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SubjectRE: [PATCH v2] arm64/mm: avoid fixmap race condition when create pud mapping
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Thanks Qian to report this.
I will change to mutex lock and resend it later.

Thanks
Jianyong

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:04 AM
> To: Catalin Marinas <Catalin.Marinas@arm.com>; Qian Cai
> <quic_qiancai@quicinc.com>
> Cc: Jianyong Wu <Jianyong.Wu@arm.com>; will@kernel.org; Anshuman
> Khandual <Anshuman.Khandual@arm.com>; akpm@linux-foundation.org;
> ardb@kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linux-arm-
> kernel@lists.infradead.org; gshan@redhat.com; Justin He
> <Justin.He@arm.com>; nd <nd@arm.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] arm64/mm: avoid fixmap race condition when create
> pud mapping
>
> On 15.12.21 17:02, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 09:13:37AM -0500, Qian Cai wrote:
> >> On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 05:54:32PM +0800, Jianyong Wu wrote:
> >>> fixmap is a global resource and is used recursively in create pud mapping.
> >>> It may lead to race condition when alloc_init_pud is called concurrently.
> >>>
> >>> Fox example:
> >>> alloc_init_pud is called when kernel_init. If memory hotplug thread,
> >>> which will also call alloc_init_pud, happens during kernel_init, the
> >>> race for fixmap occurs.
> >>>
> >>> The race condition flow can be:
> >>>
> >>> *************** begin **************
> >>>
> >>> kerenl_init thread virtio-mem workqueue thread
> >>> ================== ======== ==================
> >>> alloc_init_pud(...)
> >>> pudp = pud_set_fixmap_offset(..) alloc_init_pud(...)
> >>> ... ...
> >>> READ_ONCE(*pudp) //OK! pudp = pud_set_fixmap_offset(
> >>> ... ...
> >>> pud_clear_fixmap() //fixmap break
> >>> READ_ONCE(*pudp) //CRASH!
> >>>
> >>> **************** end ***************
> >>>
> >>> Hence, a spin lock is introduced to protect the fixmap during create
> >>> pdg mapping.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Jianyong Wu <jianyong.wu@arm.com>
> >>
> >> I am afraid there is a problem to take a spinlock there.
> >>
> >> node 0 deferred pages initialised in 2740ms
> >> pgdatinit0 (176) used greatest stack depth: 59184 bytes left
> >> devtmpfs: initialized
> >> KASLR disabled due to lack of seed
> >> BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at
> >> mm/page_alloc.c:5151
> >
> > Thanks for the report. Definitely a bug, GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT allows for
> > the page allocator to sleep. I'll drop the patch from the arm64
> > for-next/fixes branch for now and sort it out later.
> >
>
> Sounds like we need a mutex then.
>
> --
> Thanks,
>
> David / dhildenb

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