[PATCH] powerpc/mm: Recompute hash value after a failed update
mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Sep 16 17:27:48 AEST 2015
On Wed, 2015-09-16 at 11:27 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> writes:
> > On Wed, 2015-09-16 at 08:53 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> >> "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
> >> > If we had secondary hash flag set, we ended up modifying hash value in
> >> > the updatepp code path. Hence with a failed updatepp we will be using
> >> > a wrong hash value for the following hash insert. Fix this by
> >> > recomputing hash before insert.
> >> Without this patch we can end up with using wrong slot number in linux
> >> pte. That can result in us missing an hash pte update or invalidate
> >> which can cause memory corruption or even machine check ?
> > Thanks. When did this break? Always? If so this should go to stable?
> IIUC we have this issue with initial support for THP (6d492ecc6489113968ec269be1cf88942d4a5d29)
> " powerpc/THP: Add code to handle HPTE faults for hugepages". So yes
> this should got to stable.
Thanks. And that went into 3.11.
You haven't actually seen any crashes that are definitely linked to this though
am I right? You just found it by code inspection?
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