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mm: check VMA flags to avoid invalid PROT_NONE NUMA balancing
The NUMA balancing logic uses an arch-specific PROT_NONE page table flag defined by pte_protnone() or pmd_protnone() to mark PTEs or huge page PMDs respectively as requiring balancing upon a subsequent page fault. User-defined PROT_NONE memory regions which also have this flag set will not normally invoke the NUMA balancing code as do_page_fault() will send a segfault to the process before handle_mm_fault() is even called. However if access_remote_vm() is invoked to access a PROT_NONE region of memory, handle_mm_fault() is called via faultin_page() and __get_user_pages() without any access checks being performed, meaning the NUMA balancing logic is incorrectly invoked on a non-NUMA memory region. A simple means of triggering this problem is to access PROT_NONE mmap'd memory using /proc/self/mem which reliably results in the NUMA handling functions being invoked when CONFIG_NUMA_BALANCING is set. This issue was reported in bugzilla (issue 99101) which includes some simple repro code. There are BUG_ON() checks in do_numa_page() and do_huge_pmd_numa_page() added at commit c0e7cad to avoid accidentally provoking strange behaviour by attempting to apply NUMA balancing to pages that are in fact PROT_NONE. The BUG_ON()'s are consistently triggered by the repro. This patch moves the PROT_NONE check into mm/memory.c rather than invoking BUG_ON() as faulting in these pages via faultin_page() is a valid reason for reaching the NUMA check with the PROT_NONE page table flag set and is therefore not always a bug. Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99101 Reported-by: Trevor Saunders <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Lorenzo Stoakes <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <email@example.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Mel Gorman <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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