x86/mm: Check if PUD is large when validating a kernel address
authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:52:36 +0000 (14:52 +0000)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:49:26 +0000 (10:49 -0800)
commit44f80d63b26469593b633bc40049538683e70311
tree9485fbdc4c4a182e7c387aca7195c384e59b3868
parent65f55391cf03b2e4bcfec63b08b8db032b4d6f3a
x86/mm: Check if PUD is large when validating a kernel address

commit 0ee364eb316348ddf3e0dfcd986f5f13f528f821 upstream.

A user reported the following oops when a backup process reads
/proc/kcore:

 BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffbb00ff33b000
 IP: [<ffffffff8103157e>] kern_addr_valid+0xbe/0x110
 [...]

 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff811b8aaa>] read_kcore+0x17a/0x370
  [<ffffffff811ad847>] proc_reg_read+0x77/0xc0
  [<ffffffff81151687>] vfs_read+0xc7/0x130
  [<ffffffff811517f3>] sys_read+0x53/0xa0
  [<ffffffff81449692>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Investigation determined that the bug triggered when reading
system RAM at the 4G mark. On this system, that was the first
address using 1G pages for the virt->phys direct mapping so the
PUD is pointing to a physical address, not a PMD page.

The problem is that the page table walker in kern_addr_valid() is
not checking pud_large() and treats the physical address as if
it was a PMD.  If it happens to look like pmd_none then it'll
silently fail, probably returning zeros instead of real data. If
the data happens to look like a present PMD though, it will be
walked resulting in the oops above.

This patch adds the necessary pud_large() check.

Unfortunately the problem was not readily reproducible and now
they are running the backup program without accessing
/proc/kcore so the patch has not been validated but I think it
makes sense.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.coM>
Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20130211145236.GX21389@suse.de
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
arch/x86/mm/init_64.c