x86/mm/pageattr: Prevent PSE and GLOABL leftovers to confuse pmd/pte_present and...
authorAndrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:11:51 +0000 (15:11 -0800)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:01:45 +0000 (13:01 +0100)
x86/mm/pageattr: Prevent PSE and GLOABL leftovers to confuse pmd/pte_present and pmd_huge

Without this patch any kernel code that reads kernel memory in
non present kernel pte/pmds (as set by pageattr.c) will crash.

With this kernel code:

static struct page *crash_page;
static unsigned long *crash_address;
crash_page = alloc_pages(GFP_KERNEL, 9);
crash_address = page_address(crash_page);
if (set_memory_np((unsigned long)crash_address, 1))
printk("set_memory_np failure\n");

The kernel will crash if inside the "crash tool" one would try
to read the memory at the not present address.

crash> p crash_address
crash_address = $8 = (long unsigned int *) 0xffff88023c000000
crash> rd 0xffff88023c000000
[ *lockup* ]

The lockup happens because _PAGE_GLOBAL and _PAGE_PROTNONE
shares the same bit, and pageattr leaves _PAGE_GLOBAL set on a
kernel pte which is then mistaken as _PAGE_PROTNONE (so
pte_present returns true by mistake and the kernel fault then
gets confused and loops).

With THP the same can happen after we taught pmd_present to
check _PAGE_PROTNONE and _PAGE_PSE in commit
027ef6c87853b0a9df5317 ("mm: thp: fix pmd_present for
split_huge_page and PROT_NONE with THP").  THP has the same
problem with _PAGE_GLOBAL as the 4k pages, but it also has a
problem with _PAGE_PSE, which must be cleared too.

After the patch is applied copy_user correctly returns -EFAULT
and doesn't lockup anymore.

crash> p crash_address
crash_address = $9 = (long unsigned int *) 0xffff88023c000000
crash> rd 0xffff88023c000000
rd: read error: kernel virtual address: ffff88023c000000  type:
"64-bit KVADDR"

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>