[PATCH] ARC: mm: don't loose PTE_SPECIAL in pte_modify()

Vineet Gupta Vineet.Gupta1 at synopsys.com
Thu Jul 28 12:47:22 PDT 2016

LTP madvise05 was generating mm splat

| [ARCLinux]# /sd/ltp/testcases/bin/madvise05
| BUG: Bad page map in process madvise05  pte:80e08211 pmd:9f7d4000
| page:9fdcfc90 count:1 mapcount:-1 mapping:  (null) index:0x0 flags: 0x404(referenced|reserved)
| page dumped because: bad pte
| addr:200b8000 vm_flags:00000070 anon_vma:  (null) mapping:  (null) index:1005c
| file:  (null) fault:  (null) mmap:  (null) readpage:  (null)
| CPU: 2 PID: 6707 Comm: madvise05

And for newer kernels, the system was rendered unusable afterwards.

The problem was mprotect->pte_modify() clearing PTE_SPECIAL (which is
set to identify the special zero page wired to the pte).
When pte was finally unmapped, special casing for zero page was not
done, and instead it was treated as a "normal" page, tripping on the
map counts etc.

This fixes ARC STAR 9001053308

Signed-off-by: Vineet Gupta <vgupta at synopsys.com>
 arch/arc/include/asm/pgtable.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arc/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/arc/include/asm/pgtable.h
index 57af2f05ae84..3cab04255ae0 100644
--- a/arch/arc/include/asm/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/arc/include/asm/pgtable.h
@@ -110,7 +110,7 @@
 /* Set of bits not changed in pte_modify */
 /* More Abbrevaited helpers */
 #define PAGE_U_NONE     __pgprot(___DEF)

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