[RESEND] powerpc/powernv: Fix vma page prot flags in opal-prd driver

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Tue Jul 7 20:38:05 AEST 2015

On Mon, 2015-29-06 at 05:17:55 UTC, Vaidyanathan Srinivasan wrote:
> opal-prd driver will mmap() firmware code/data area as private
> mapping to prd user space daemon.  Write to this page will
> trigger COW faults.  The new COW pages are normal kernel RAM
> pages accounted by the kernel and are not special.
> vma->vm_page_prot value will be used at page fault time
> for the new COW pages, while pgprot_t value passed in
> remap_pfn_range() is used for the initial page table entry.
> Hence:
> * Do not add _PAGE_SPECIAL in vma, but only for remap_pfn_range()
> * Also remap_pfn_range() will add the _PAGE_SPECIAL flag using
>   pte_mkspecial() call, hence no need to specify in the driver
> This fix resolves the page accounting warning shown below:
> BUG: Bad rss-counter state mm:c0000007d34ac600 idx:1 val:19
> The above warning is triggered since _PAGE_SPECIAL was incorrectly
> being set for the normal kernel COW pages.
> Signed-off-by: Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Acked-by: Jeremy Kerr <jk at ozlabs.org>

Applied to powerpc fixes, thanks.



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