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[004/163] mm: fix kthread_use_mm() vs TLB invalidate

Message ID 20200807061716.0Q5HJvMJ8%akpm@linux-foundation.org
State New
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Series [001/163] mm/memory.c: avoid access flag update TLB flush for retried page fault | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton Aug. 7, 2020, 6:17 a.m. UTC
From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Subject: mm: fix kthread_use_mm() vs TLB invalidate

For SMP systems using IPI based TLB invalidation, looking at
current->active_mm is entirely reasonable.  This then presents the
following race condition:

  CPU0			CPU1

  flush_tlb_mm(mm)	use_mm(mm)
			  tsk->active_mm = mm;
			    if (tsk->active_mm == mm)
			      // flush TLBs

Where it is possible the IPI flushed the TLBs for @old_mm, not @mm,
because the IPI lands before we actually switched.

Avoid this by disabling IRQs across changing ->active_mm and

Of the (SMP) architectures that have IPI based TLB invalidate:

  Alpha    - checks active_mm
  ARC      - ASID specific
  IA64     - checks active_mm
  MIPS     - ASID specific flush
  OpenRISC - shoots down world
  PARISC   - shoots down world
  SH       - ASID specific
  SPARC    - ASID specific
  x86      - N/A
  xtensa   - checks active_mm

So at the very least Alpha, IA64 and Xtensa are suspect.

On top of this, for scheduler consistency we need at least preemption
disabled across changing tsk->mm and doing switch_mm(), which is
currently provided by task_lock(), but that's not sufficient for

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: add comment]
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200721154106.GE10769@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Reported-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

 kernel/kthread.c |    7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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--- a/kernel/kthread.c~mm-fix-kthread_use_mm-vs-tlb-invalidate
+++ a/kernel/kthread.c
@@ -1241,13 +1241,16 @@  void kthread_use_mm(struct mm_struct *mm
+	/* Hold off tlb flush IPIs while switching mm's */
+	local_irq_disable();
 	active_mm = tsk->active_mm;
 	if (active_mm != mm) {
 		tsk->active_mm = mm;
 	tsk->mm = mm;
-	switch_mm(active_mm, mm, tsk);
+	switch_mm_irqs_off(active_mm, mm, tsk);
+	local_irq_enable();
 #ifdef finish_arch_post_lock_switch
@@ -1276,9 +1279,11 @@  void kthread_unuse_mm(struct mm_struct *
+	local_irq_disable();
 	tsk->mm = NULL;
 	/* active_mm is still 'mm' */
 	enter_lazy_tlb(mm, tsk);
+	local_irq_enable();