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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 03/23] mm: Check against orig_pte for finish_fault()
On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 04:01:47PM +1100, Alistair Popple wrote:
> On Monday, 15 November 2021 6:55:02 PM AEDT Peter Xu wrote:
> > We used to check against none pte and in those cases orig_pte should always be
> > none pte anyway.
>
> Is that always true? From what I can see in handle_pte_fault() orig_pte only
> gets initialised in the !pmd_none() case so might not be pte_none.

I believe it's true, otherwise I must have overlooked.

IMHO it's not "when we set orig_pte" that matters - note that finish_fault()
(that this patch modifies) is only called for file-backed memories, and it's
only called in do_fault() where the pte is not mapped at all.

DAX seems to call it too, but still DAX comes from do_fault() too, afaict.

The pte will not be mapped in two cases in handle_pte_fault():

- When pmd_none

- When !pmd_none, however if we find that pte_none==true, that's:

if (pte_none(vmf->orig_pte)) {
pte_unmap(vmf->pte);
vmf->pte = NULL;
}

So when we're already in do_fault(), afaict, orig_pte must be pte_none().
Another side note is that, IIUC pte_none() is a looser check than the
pte_val()==0 and it should be arch dependent.

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;
> >
>
>
>
>

--
Peter Xu

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