Commit cd656375 authored by Jan Kara's avatar Jan Kara Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm: fix data corruption due to stale mmap reads

Currently, we didn't invalidate page tables during invalidate_inode_pages2()
for DAX.  That could result in e.g. 2MiB zero page being mapped into
page tables while there were already underlying blocks allocated and
thus data seen through mmap were different from data seen by read(2).
The following sequence reproduces the problem:

 - open an mmap over a 2MiB hole

 - read from a 2MiB hole, faulting in a 2MiB zero page

 - write to the hole with write(3p). The write succeeds but we
   incorrectly leave the 2MiB zero page mapping intact.

 - via the mmap, read the data that was just written. Since the zero
   page mapping is still intact we read back zeroes instead of the new

Fix the problem by unconditionally calling invalidate_inode_pages2_range()
in dax_iomap_actor() for new block allocations and by properly
invalidating page tables in invalidate_inode_pages2_range() for DAX

Fixes: c6dcf52c

Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRoss Zwisler <>
Cc: Dan Williams <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 4636e70b
......@@ -1015,7 +1015,7 @@ dax_iomap_actor(struct inode *inode, loff_t pos, loff_t length, void *data,
* into page tables. We have to tear down these mappings so that data
* written by write(2) is visible in mmap.
if ((iomap->flags & IOMAP_F_NEW) && inode->i_mapping->nrpages) {
if (iomap->flags & IOMAP_F_NEW) {
pos >> PAGE_SHIFT,
(end - 1) >> PAGE_SHIFT);
......@@ -686,7 +686,17 @@ int invalidate_inode_pages2_range(struct address_space *mapping,
* For DAX we invalidate page tables after invalidating radix tree. We
* could invalidate page tables while invalidating each entry however
* that would be expensive. And doing range unmapping before doesn't
* work as we have no cheap way to find whether radix tree entry didn't
* get remapped later.
if (dax_mapping(mapping)) {
unmap_mapping_range(mapping, (loff_t)start << PAGE_SHIFT,
(loff_t)(end - start + 1) << PAGE_SHIFT, 0);
return ret;
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