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[RFC v5 01/11] mm: Dont assume page-table invariance during faults




From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

One of the side effects of speculating on faults (without holding
mmap_sem) is that we can race with free_pgtables() and therefore we
cannot assume the page-tables will stick around.

Remove the relyance on the pte pointer.

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
---
 mm/memory.c | 27 ---------------------------
 1 file changed, 27 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index 2e65df1831d9..fd952f05e016 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -2102,30 +2102,6 @@ int apply_to_page_range(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr,
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(apply_to_page_range);
 
-/*
- * handle_pte_fault chooses page fault handler according to an entry which was
- * read non-atomically.  Before making any commitment, on those architectures
- * or configurations (e.g. i386 with PAE) which might give a mix of unmatched
- * parts, do_swap_page must check under lock before unmapping the pte and
- * proceeding (but do_wp_page is only called after already making such a check;
- * and do_anonymous_page can safely check later on).
- */
-static inline int pte_unmap_same(struct mm_struct *mm, pmd_t *pmd,
-				pte_t *page_table, pte_t orig_pte)
-{
-	int same = 1;
-#if defined(CONFIG_SMP) || defined(CONFIG_PREEMPT)
-	if (sizeof(pte_t) > sizeof(unsigned long)) {
-		spinlock_t *ptl = pte_lockptr(mm, pmd);
-		spin_lock(ptl);
-		same = pte_same(*page_table, orig_pte);
-		spin_unlock(ptl);
-	}
-#endif
-	pte_unmap(page_table);
-	return same;
-}
-
 static inline void cow_user_page(struct page *dst, struct page *src, unsigned long va, struct vm_area_struct *vma)
 {
 	debug_dma_assert_idle(src);
@@ -2682,9 +2658,6 @@ int do_swap_page(struct vm_fault *vmf)
 	int exclusive = 0;
 	int ret = 0;
 
-	if (!pte_unmap_same(vma->vm_mm, vmf->pmd, vmf->pte, vmf->orig_pte))
-		goto out;
-
 	entry = pte_to_swp_entry(vmf->orig_pte);
 	if (unlikely(non_swap_entry(entry))) {
 		if (is_migration_entry(entry)) {
-- 
2.7.4