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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 03/23] mm: Check against orig_pte for finish_fault()
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On Thursday, 16 December 2021 6:06:54 PM AEDT Peter Xu wrote:

[...]

> I wondered how it could have worked - I thought e.g. pte_alloc_one() will
> always return a pgtable page will all zero-filled, whose allocation should
> require __GFP_ZERO anyway. But then I quickly noticed that pte_alloc_one() is
> per-arch too.. That explains, because per-arch can re-initialize the default
> pte values.

Yes, I have wondered the same things before as well. It's all a little bit of
fun some of this stuff.

> I thought this patch can greatly simplify things but I overlooked the
> pte_none() check you mentioned. So it seems I have no good choice but add that
> flag back.
>
> There's another alternative is we do pte_clear() on vmf->orig_pte as the new
> way to initialize it. I believe it should work too for s390 and xtensa.
>
> Any preference?

I prefer the later approach (initialising to pte_clear) as it seems cleaner,
and pte_none(pte_clear()) is true for every architecture afaik.

> Thanks,
>
> >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > This change prepares us to be able to call do_fault() on !none ptes. For
> > > > > > example, we should allow that to happen for pte marker so that we can restore
> > > > > > information out of the pte markers.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > > mm/memory.c | 2 +-
> > > > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
> > > > > > index 04662b010005..d5966d9e24c3 100644
> > > > > > --- a/mm/memory.c
> > > > > > +++ b/mm/memory.c
> > > > > > @@ -4052,7 +4052,7 @@ vm_fault_t finish_fault(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> > > > > > vmf->address, &vmf->ptl);
> > > > > > ret = 0;
> > > > > > /* Re-check under ptl */
> > > > > > - if (likely(pte_none(*vmf->pte)))
> > > > > > + if (likely(pte_same(*vmf->pte, vmf->orig_pte)))
> > > > > > do_set_pte(vmf, page, vmf->address);
> > > > > > else
> > > > > > ret = VM_FAULT_NOPAGE;
> > > > > >
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