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From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
To: Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>, Joerg Roedel <jroedel@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] mm/vmalloc: Sync unmappings in vunmap_page_range()
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:24:09 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALCETrXfCbajLhUixKNaMfFw91gzoQzt__faYLwyBqA3eAbQVA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190717071439.14261-4-joro@8bytes.org>

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:14 AM Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org> wrote:
>
> From: Joerg Roedel <jroedel@suse.de>
>
> On x86-32 with PTI enabled, parts of the kernel page-tables
> are not shared between processes. This can cause mappings in
> the vmalloc/ioremap area to persist in some page-tables
> after the regions is unmapped and released.
>
> When the region is re-used the processes with the old
> mappings do not fault in the new mappings but still access
> the old ones.
>
> This causes undefined behavior, in reality often data
> corruption, kernel oopses and panics and even spontaneous
> reboots.
>
> Fix this problem by activly syncing unmaps in the
> vmalloc/ioremap area to all page-tables in the system.
>
> References: https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1118689
> Fixes: 5d72b4fba40ef ('x86, mm: support huge I/O mapping capability I/F')
> Signed-off-by: Joerg Roedel <jroedel@suse.de>
> ---
>  mm/vmalloc.c | 2 ++
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
> index 4fa8d84599b0..322b11a374fd 100644
> --- a/mm/vmalloc.c
> +++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
> @@ -132,6 +132,8 @@ static void vunmap_page_range(unsigned long addr, unsigned long end)
>                         continue;
>                 vunmap_p4d_range(pgd, addr, next);
>         } while (pgd++, addr = next, addr != end);
> +
> +       vmalloc_sync_all();
>  }

I'm confused.  Shouldn't the code in _vm_unmap_aliases handle this?
As it stands, won't your patch hurt performance on x86_64?  If x86_32
is a special snowflake here, maybe flush_tlb_kernel_range() should
handle this?

Even if your patch is correct, a comment would be nice

  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-17 21:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-17  7:14 [PATCH 0/3 v2] Sync unmappings in vmalloc/ioremap areas Joerg Roedel
2019-07-17  7:14 ` [PATCH 1/3] x86/mm: Check for pfn instead of page in vmalloc_sync_one() Joerg Roedel
2019-07-17  7:14 ` [PATCH 2/3] x86/mm: Sync also unmappings " Joerg Roedel
2019-07-17 21:06   ` Dave Hansen
2019-07-18  8:44     ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-17 21:43   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-18  8:46     ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-18  9:04       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-18  9:25         ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-19 14:01         ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-19 21:10           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-17  7:14 ` [PATCH 3/3] mm/vmalloc: Sync unmappings in vunmap_page_range() Joerg Roedel
2019-07-17 21:24   ` Andy Lutomirski [this message]
2019-07-18  9:17     ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-18 19:04       ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-07-19 12:21         ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-19 12:24           ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-07-19 13:00             ` Joerg Roedel
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-07-19 18:46 [PATCH 0/3 v3] Sync unmappings in vmalloc/ioremap areas Joerg Roedel
2019-07-19 18:46 ` [PATCH 3/3] mm/vmalloc: Sync unmappings in vunmap_page_range() Joerg Roedel
2019-07-22  8:11   ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-22  8:19     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-22  8:29       ` Joerg Roedel
2019-07-15 11:02 [PATCH 0/3] Sync unmappings in vmalloc/ioremap areas Joerg Roedel
2019-07-15 11:02 ` [PATCH 3/3] mm/vmalloc: Sync unmappings in vunmap_page_range() Joerg Roedel

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