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[v3,07/22] powerpc/perf/callchain: Use __get_user_pages_fast in read_user_stack_slow

Message ID 20200420124434.47330-8-aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com
State Not Applicable
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Series Avoid IPI while updating page table entries. | expand

Commit Message

Aneesh Kumar K.V April 20, 2020, 12:44 p.m. UTC
read_user_stack_slow is called with interrupts soft disabled and it copies contents
from the page which we find mapped to a specific address. To convert
userspace address to pfn, the kernel now uses lockless page table walk.

The kernel needs to make sure the pfn value read remains stable and is not released
and reused for another process while the contents are read from the page. This
can only be achieved by holding a page reference.

One of the first approaches I tried was to check the pte value after the kernel
copies the contents from the page. But as shown below we can still get it wrong

CPU0                           CPU1
pte = READ_ONCE(*ptep);
                               pte_clear(pte);
                               put_page(page);
                               page = alloc_page();
                               memcpy(page_address(page), "secret password", nr);
memcpy(buf, kaddr + offset, nb);
                               put_page(page);
                               handle_mm_fault()
                               page = alloc_page();
                               set_pte(pte, page);
if (pte_val(pte) != pte_val(*ptep))

Hence switch to __get_user_pages_fast.

Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
---
 arch/powerpc/perf/callchain_64.c | 46 ++++++++++----------------------
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/callchain_64.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/callchain_64.c
index df1ffd8b20f2..b63086b663ef 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/perf/callchain_64.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/callchain_64.c
@@ -26,43 +26,25 @@ 
  */
 int read_user_stack_slow(void __user *ptr, void *buf, int nb)
 {
-	int ret = -EFAULT;
-	pgd_t *pgdir;
-	pte_t *ptep, pte;
-	unsigned int shift;
+
 	unsigned long addr = (unsigned long) ptr;
 	unsigned long offset;
-	unsigned long pfn, flags;
+	struct page *page;
+	int nrpages;
 	void *kaddr;
 
-	pgdir = current->mm->pgd;
-	if (!pgdir)
-		return -EFAULT;
+	nrpages = __get_user_pages_fast(addr, 1, 1, &page);
+	if (nrpages == 1) {
+		kaddr = page_address(page);
+
+		/* align address to page boundary */
+		offset = addr & ~PAGE_MASK;
 
-	local_irq_save(flags);
-	ptep = find_current_mm_pte(pgdir, addr, NULL, &shift);
-	if (!ptep)
-		goto err_out;
-	if (!shift)
-		shift = PAGE_SHIFT;
-
-	/* align address to page boundary */
-	offset = addr & ((1UL << shift) - 1);
-
-	pte = READ_ONCE(*ptep);
-	if (!pte_present(pte) || !pte_user(pte))
-		goto err_out;
-	pfn = pte_pfn(pte);
-	if (!page_is_ram(pfn))
-		goto err_out;
-
-	/* no highmem to worry about here */
-	kaddr = pfn_to_kaddr(pfn);
-	memcpy(buf, kaddr + offset, nb);
-	ret = 0;
-err_out:
-	local_irq_restore(flags);
-	return ret;
+		memcpy(buf, kaddr + offset, nb);
+		put_page(page);
+		return 0;
+	}
+	return -EFAULT;
 }
 
 static int read_user_stack_64(unsigned long __user *ptr, unsigned long *ret)