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Date:   Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:34:03 -0800
From:   Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>
To:     Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Axel Rasmussen <axelrasmussen@...gle.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        "Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill@...temov.name>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] hugetlb/userfaultfd: Forbid huge pmd sharing when
 uffd enabled

On 2/17/21 12:46 PM, Peter Xu wrote:
> Huge pmd sharing could bring problem to userfaultfd.  The thing is that
> userfaultfd is running its logic based on the special bits on page table
> entries, however the huge pmd sharing could potentially share page table
> entries for different address ranges.  That could cause issues on either:
> 
>   - When sharing huge pmd page tables for an uffd write protected range, the
>     newly mapped huge pmd range will also be write protected unexpectedly, or,
> 
>   - When we try to write protect a range of huge pmd shared range, we'll first
>     do huge_pmd_unshare() in hugetlb_change_protection(), however that also
>     means the UFFDIO_WRITEPROTECT could be silently skipped for the shared
>     region, which could lead to data loss.
> 
> Since at it, a few other things are done altogether:
> 
>   - Move want_pmd_share() from mm/hugetlb.c into linux/hugetlb.h, because
>     that's definitely something that arch code would like to use too
> 
>   - ARM64 currently directly check against CONFIG_ARCH_WANT_HUGE_PMD_SHARE when
>     trying to share huge pmd.  Switch to the want_pmd_share() helper.
> 
> Since at it, move vma_shareable() from huge_pmd_share() into want_pmd_share().
> 
> Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>
> ---
>  arch/arm64/mm/hugetlbpage.c   |  3 +--
>  include/linux/hugetlb.h       |  2 ++
>  include/linux/userfaultfd_k.h |  9 +++++++++
>  mm/hugetlb.c                  | 20 ++++++++++++++------
>  4 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

Thanks,
Reviewed-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>
-- 
Mike Kravetz

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