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Date:   Sat, 9 Jan 2021 17:37:09 -0800
From:   Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:     Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Yu Zhao <yuzhao@...gle.com>, Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>,
        Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@...nvz.org>,
        Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>,
        Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Minchan Kim <minchan@...nel.org>,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>,
        "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@...temov.name>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
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        Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...dia.com>,
        Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@...tuozzo.com>,
        Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@...il.com>, Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/1] mm: restore full accuracy in COW page reuse

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 5:19 PM Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> And no, I didn't make the UFFDIO_WRITEPROTECT code take the mmap_sem
> for writing. For whoever wants to look at that, it's
> mwriteprotect_range() in mm/userfaultfd.c and the fix is literally to
> turn the read-lock (and unlock) into a write-lock (and unlock).

Oh, and if it wasn't obvious, we'll have to debate what to do with
trying to mprotect() a pinned page. Do we just ignore the pinned page
(the way my clear_refs patch did)? Or do we turn it into -EBUSY? Or
what?

So it's not *just* the locking that needs to be fixed. But just take a
look at that suggested clear_refs patch of mine - it sure isn't
complicated.

              Linus

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