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Date:   Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:03:23 +0000 (UTC)
From:   Christophe Leroy <>
To:     Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
        Paul Mackerras <>,
        Michael Ellerman <>,
Subject: [PATCH] powerpc/nohash: fix pte_access_permitted()

Commit 5769beaf180a8 ("powerpc/mm: Add proper pte access check helper
for other platforms") replaced generic pte_access_permitted() by an
arch specific one.

The generic one is defined as
(pte_present(pte) && (!(write) || pte_write(pte)))

The arch specific one is open coded checking that _PAGE_USER and
_PAGE_WRITE (_PAGE_RW) flags are set, but lacking to check that
_PAGE_RO and _PAGE_PRIVILEGED are unset, leading to a useless test
on targets like the 8xx which defines _PAGE_RW and _PAGE_USER as 0.

Commit 5fa5b16be5b31 ("powerpc/mm/hugetlb: Use pte_access_permitted
for hugetlb access check") replaced some tests performed with
pte helpers by a call to pte_access_permitted(), leading to the same

This patch rewrites powerpc/nohash pte_access_permitted()
using pte helpers.

Fixes: 5769beaf180a8 ("powerpc/mm: Add proper pte access check helper for other platforms")
Fixes: 5fa5b16be5b31 ("powerpc/mm/hugetlb: Use pte_access_permitted for hugetlb access check")
Cc: # v4.15+
Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/pgtable.h | 9 +++------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/pgtable.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/pgtable.h
index 2160be2e4339..b321c82b3624 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/pgtable.h
@@ -51,17 +51,14 @@ static inline int pte_present(pte_t pte)
 #define pte_access_permitted pte_access_permitted
 static inline bool pte_access_permitted(pte_t pte, bool write)
-	unsigned long pteval = pte_val(pte);
 	 * A read-only access is controlled by _PAGE_USER bit.
 	 * We have _PAGE_READ set for WRITE and EXECUTE
-	unsigned long need_pte_bits = _PAGE_PRESENT | _PAGE_USER;
-	if (write)
-		need_pte_bits |= _PAGE_WRITE;
+	if (!pte_present(pte) || !pte_user(pte) || !pte_read(pte))
+		return false;
-	if ((pteval & need_pte_bits) != need_pte_bits)
+	if (write && !pte_write(pte))
 		return false;
 	return true;

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