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    mm/fault, arch: Use pagefault_disable() to check for disabled pagefaults in the handler · 70ffdb93
    David Hildenbrand authored
    Introduce faulthandler_disabled() and use it to check for irq context and
    disabled pagefaults (via pagefault_disable()) in the pagefault handlers.
    Please note that we keep the in_atomic() checks in place - to detect
    whether in irq context (in which case preemption is always properly
    In contrast, preempt_disable() should never be used to disable pagefaults.
    With !CONFIG_PREEMPT_COUNT, preempt_disable() doesn't modify the preempt
    counter, and therefore the result of in_atomic() differs.
    We validate that condition by using might_fault() checks when calling
    Therefore, add a comment to faulthandler_disabled(), describing why this
    is needed.
    faulthandler_disabled() and pagefault_disable() are defined in
    linux/uaccess.h, so let's properly add that include to all relevant files.
    This patch is based on a patch from Thomas Gleixner.
    Reviewed-and-tested-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
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