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authorAndrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>2010-09-09 16:37:52 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-09-09 18:57:24 -0700
commit4969c1192d15afa3389e7ae3302096ff684ba655 (patch)
treeabe560c8f293191be65488c49f4db3f3a626e63c /include/linux/ksm.h
parent7c5367f205f7d53659fb19b9fdf65b7bc1a592c6 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-4969c1192d15afa3389e7ae3302096ff684ba655.tar.gz
mm: fix swapin race condition
The pte_same check is reliable only if the swap entry remains pinned (by the page lock on swapcache). We've also to ensure the swapcache isn't removed before we take the lock as try_to_free_swap won't care about the page pin. One of the possible impacts of this patch is that a KSM-shared page can point to the anon_vma of another process, which could exit before the page is freed. This can leave a page with a pointer to a recycled anon_vma object, or worse, a pointer to something that is no longer an anon_vma. [riel@redhat.com: changelog help] Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/ksm.h')
-rw-r--r--include/linux/ksm.h20
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/ksm.h b/include/linux/ksm.h
index 74d691ee9121..3319a6967626 100644
--- a/include/linux/ksm.h
+++ b/include/linux/ksm.h
@@ -16,6 +16,9 @@
struct stable_node;
struct mem_cgroup;
+struct page *ksm_does_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
+ struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address);
+
#ifdef CONFIG_KSM
int ksm_madvise(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long start,
unsigned long end, int advice, unsigned long *vm_flags);
@@ -70,19 +73,14 @@ static inline void set_page_stable_node(struct page *page,
* We'd like to make this conditional on vma->vm_flags & VM_MERGEABLE,
* but what if the vma was unmerged while the page was swapped out?
*/
-struct page *ksm_does_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
- struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address);
-static inline struct page *ksm_might_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
+static inline int ksm_might_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address)
{
struct anon_vma *anon_vma = page_anon_vma(page);
- if (!anon_vma ||
- (anon_vma->root == vma->anon_vma->root &&
- page->index == linear_page_index(vma, address)))
- return page;
-
- return ksm_does_need_to_copy(page, vma, address);
+ return anon_vma &&
+ (anon_vma->root != vma->anon_vma->root ||
+ page->index != linear_page_index(vma, address));
}
int page_referenced_ksm(struct page *page,
@@ -115,10 +113,10 @@ static inline int ksm_madvise(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long start,
return 0;
}
-static inline struct page *ksm_might_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
+static inline int ksm_might_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address)
{
- return page;
+ return 0;
}
static inline int page_referenced_ksm(struct page *page,