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authorMark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>2017-08-22 11:36:17 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2017-09-13 14:09:46 -0700
commit84478477d0b8572c6d267492aaaf49acd6fc4db5 (patch)
tree6fd12371ec6024cf3191a514ffd8f88a9b57b79c /arch/arm
parentf7ec367c8ea7021517c9c04b0022c225d2d0785a (diff)
ARM: 8692/1: mm: abort uaccess retries upon fatal signal
commit 746a272e44141af24a02f6c9b0f65f4c4598ed42 upstream. When there's a fatal signal pending, arm's do_page_fault() implementation returns 0. The intent is that we'll return to the faulting userspace instruction, delivering the signal on the way. However, if we take a fatal signal during fixing up a uaccess, this results in a return to the faulting kernel instruction, which will be instantly retried, resulting in the same fault being taken forever. As the task never reaches userspace, the signal is not delivered, and the task is left unkillable. While the task is stuck in this state, it can inhibit the forward progress of the system. To avoid this, we must ensure that when a fatal signal is pending, we apply any necessary fixup for a faulting kernel instruction. Thus we will return to an error path, and it is up to that code to make forward progress towards delivering the fatal signal. Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> Reviewed-by: Steve Capper <steve.capper@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@armlinux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/arm')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm/mm/fault.c b/arch/arm/mm/fault.c
index c095455d496e..0d20cd594017 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mm/fault.c
@@ -314,8 +314,11 @@ retry:
* signal first. We do not need to release the mmap_sem because
* it would already be released in __lock_page_or_retry in
* mm/filemap.c. */
- if ((fault & VM_FAULT_RETRY) && fatal_signal_pending(current))
+ if ((fault & VM_FAULT_RETRY) && fatal_signal_pending(current)) {
+ if (!user_mode(regs))
+ goto no_context;
return 0;
+ }
* Major/minor page fault accounting is only done on the