On Mon, 2018-06-18 at 12:14:36 UTC, Frederic Barrat wrote:
> If a process exits without doing proper cleanup, there's a window
> where an opencapi device can try to access the memory of the dying
> process and may trigger a page fault. That's an expected scenario and
> the ocxl driver holds a reference on the mm_struct of the process
> until the opencapi device is notified of the process exiting.
> However, if mm_users is already at 0, i.e. the address space of the
> process has already been destroyed, the driver shouldn't try resolving
> the page fault, as it will fail, but it can also try accessing already
> freed data.
> It is fixed by only calling the bottom half of the page fault handler
> if mm_users is greater than 0 and get a reference on mm_users instead
> of mm_count. Otherwise, we can safely return a translation fault to
> the device, as its associated memory context is being removed. The
> opencapi device will be properly cleaned up shortly after when closing
> the file descriptors.
> Fixes: 5ef3166e8a32 ("ocxl: Driver code for 'generic' opencapi devices")
> Cc: sta...@vger.kernel.org # v4.16+
> Signed-off-by: Frederic Barrat <fbar...@linux.ibm.com>
> Reviewed-By: Alastair D'Silva <alast...@d-silva.org>
> Acked-by: Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnel...@au1.ibm.com>

Applied to powerpc next, thanks.



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