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Date:   Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:31:55 +0100
From:   Chris Wilson <chris@...is-wilson.co.uk>
To:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>
Cc:     linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        intel-gfx@...ts.freedesktop.org, Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Dave Airlie <airlied@...hat.com>,
        Joonas Lahtinen <joonas.lahtinen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Rodrigo Vivi <rodrigo.vivi@...el.com>,
        David Vrabel <david.vrabel@...rix.com>,
        Joerg Roedel <jroedel@...e.de>, stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mm: Track page table modifications in __apply_to_page_range()

Quoting Chris Wilson (2020-08-22 00:39:09)
> Quoting Andrew Morton (2020-08-21 23:34:12)
> > On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:37:46 +0200 Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > The __apply_to_page_range() function is also used to change and/or
> > > allocate page-table pages in the vmalloc area of the address space.
> > > Make sure these changes get synchronized to other page-tables in the
> > > system by calling arch_sync_kernel_mappings() when necessary.
> > > 
> > > Tested-by: Chris Wilson <chris@...is-wilson.co.uk> #x86-32
> > > Cc: <stable@...r.kernel.org> # v5.8+
> > 
> > I'm trying to figure out how you figured out that this is 5.8+.  Has a
> > particular misbehaving commit been identified?
> 
> The two commits of relevance, in my eyes, were
> 
>   2ba3e6947aed ("mm/vmalloc: track which page-table levels were modified")
>   86cf69f1d893 ("x86/mm/32: implement arch_sync_kernel_mappings()")
> 
> I can reproduce the failure on v5.8, but not on v5.7. A bisect would
> seem to be plausible.

The active ingredient was

7f0a002b5a21 ("x86/mm: remove vmalloc faulting")

which explains a lot.
-Chris

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