[PATCH] iommu/io-pgtable-arm: Fix race handling in split_blk_unmap()

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Thu Sep 6 03:05:28 PDT 2018


Hi Robin,

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 01:14:59PM +0100, Robin Murphy wrote:
> In removing the pagetable-wide lock, we gained the possibility of the
> vanishingly unlikely case where we have a race between two concurrent
> unmappers splitting the same block entry. The logic to handle this is
> fairly straightforward - whoever loses the race frees their partial
> next-level table and instead dereferences the winner's newly-installed
> entry in order to fall back to a regular unmap, which intentionally
> echoes the pre-existing case of recursively splitting a 1GB block down
> to 4KB pages by installing a full table of 2MB blocks first.
> 
> Unfortunately, the chump who implemented that logic failed to update the
> condition check for that fallback, meaning that if said race occurs at
> the last level (where the loser's unmap_idx is valid) then the unmap
> won't actually happen. Fix that to properly account for both the race
> and recursive cases.
> 
> Fixes: 2c3d273eabe8 ("iommu/io-pgtable-arm: Support lockless operation")
> Signed-off-by: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy at arm.com>
> ---
>  drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Well spotted! Did you just find this by inspection?

> diff --git a/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c b/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c
> index 010a254305dd..93b4833cef73 100644
> --- a/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c
> +++ b/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c
> @@ -575,7 +575,7 @@ static size_t arm_lpae_split_blk_unmap(struct arm_lpae_io_pgtable *data,
>  		tablep = iopte_deref(pte, data);
>  	}
>  
> -	if (unmap_idx < 0)
> +	if (unmap_idx < 0 || pte != blk_pte)
>  		return __arm_lpae_unmap(data, iova, size, lvl, tablep);

Can we tidy up the control flow a bit here to avoid re-checking the status
of the cmpxchg? See below.

Will

--->8

diff --git a/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c b/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c
index 88641b4560bc..2f79efd16a05 100644
--- a/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c
+++ b/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c
@@ -574,13 +574,12 @@ static size_t arm_lpae_split_blk_unmap(struct arm_lpae_io_pgtable *data,
 			return 0;
 
 		tablep = iopte_deref(pte, data);
+	} else if (unmap_idx >= 0) {
+		io_pgtable_tlb_add_flush(&data->iop, iova, size, size, true);
+		return size;
 	}
 
-	if (unmap_idx < 0)
-		return __arm_lpae_unmap(data, iova, size, lvl, tablep);
-
-	io_pgtable_tlb_add_flush(&data->iop, iova, size, size, true);
-	return size;
+	return __arm_lpae_unmap(data, iova, size, lvl, tablep);
 }
 
 static size_t __arm_lpae_unmap(struct arm_lpae_io_pgtable *data,



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