Commit 1d212712 authored by Imre Deak's avatar Imre Deak Committed by Russell King
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ARM: 5742/1: ARM: add debug check for invalid kernel page faults

According to the following in arch/arm/mm/fault.c page faults from
kernel mode are invalid if mmap_sem is already held and there is
no exception handler defined for the faulting instruction:

 * As per x86, we may deadlock here.  However, since the kernel only
 * validly references user space from well defined areas of the code,
 * we can bug out early if this is from code which shouldn't.
if (!down_read_trylock(&mm->mmap_sem)) {
	if (!user_mode(regs) && !search_exception_tables(regs->ARM_pc))
		goto no_context;

Since mmap_sem can be held at arbitrary times by another thread this
also means that any page faults from kernel mode are invalid if no
exception handler is defined for them, regardless whether mmap_sem is
held at the time of fault.

To easier detect code that can trigger the above error, add a check
also for the case where mmap_sem is acquired. As this has an overhead
make it a VM debug check.
Signed-off-by: default avatarImre Deak <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <>
parent e89e04fc
......@@ -292,6 +292,11 @@ do_page_fault(unsigned long addr, unsigned int fsr, struct pt_regs *regs)
* down_read()
if (!user_mode(regs) &&
goto no_context;
fault = __do_page_fault(mm, addr, fsr, tsk);
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