[v5,12/12] vfio: disable filesystem-dax page pinning
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Message ID 151996287917.28483.16157329534570989926.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com
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Dan Williams March 2, 2018, 3:54 a.m. UTC
Filesystem-DAX is incompatible with 'longterm' page pinning. Without
page cache indirection a DAX mapping maps filesystem blocks directly.
This means that the filesystem must not modify a file's block map while
any page in a mapping is pinned. In order to prevent the situation of
userspace holding of filesystem operations indefinitely, disallow
'longterm' Filesystem-DAX mappings.

RDMA has the same conflict and the plan there is to add a 'with lease'
mechanism to allow the kernel to notify userspace that the mapping is
being torn down for block-map maintenance. Perhaps something similar can
be put in place for vfio.

Note that xfs and ext4 still report:

   "DAX enabled. Warning: EXPERIMENTAL, use at your own risk"

...at mount time, and resolving the dax-dma-vs-truncate problem is one
of the last hurdles to remove that designation.

Acked-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Reported-by: Haozhong Zhang <haozhong.zhang@intel.com>
Tested-by: Haozhong Zhang <haozhong.zhang@intel.com>
Fixes: d475c6346a38 ("dax,ext2: replace XIP read and write with DAX I/O")
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
 drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c |   18 +++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c b/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c
index e30e29ae4819..45657e2b1ff7 100644
--- a/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c
+++ b/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c
@@ -338,11 +338,12 @@  static int vaddr_get_pfn(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long vaddr,
 	struct page *page[1];
 	struct vm_area_struct *vma;
+	struct vm_area_struct *vmas[1];
 	int ret;
 	if (mm == current->mm) {
-		ret = get_user_pages_fast(vaddr, 1, !!(prot & IOMMU_WRITE),
-					  page);
+		ret = get_user_pages_longterm(vaddr, 1, !!(prot & IOMMU_WRITE),
+					      page, vmas);
 	} else {
 		unsigned int flags = 0;
@@ -351,7 +352,18 @@  static int vaddr_get_pfn(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long vaddr,
 		ret = get_user_pages_remote(NULL, mm, vaddr, 1, flags, page,
-					    NULL, NULL);
+					    vmas, NULL);
+		/*
+		 * The lifetime of a vaddr_get_pfn() page pin is
+		 * userspace-controlled. In the fs-dax case this could
+		 * lead to indefinite stalls in filesystem operations.
+		 * Disallow attempts to pin fs-dax pages via this
+		 * interface.
+		 */
+		if (ret > 0 && vma_is_fsdax(vmas[0])) {
+			ret = -EOPNOTSUPP;
+			put_page(page[0]);
+		}