[PATCH 3.13 146/163] mm: softdirty: keep bit when zapping file pte

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Oct 9 21:02:51 UTC 2014 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Feiner <pfeiner at google.com>

commit dbab31aa2ceec2d201966fa0b552f151310ba5f4 upstream.

This fixes the same bug as b43790eedd31 ("mm: softdirty: don't forget to
save file map softdiry bit on unmap") and 9aed8614af5a ("mm/memory.c:
don't forget to set softdirty on file mapped fault") where the return
value of pte_*mksoft_dirty was being ignored.

To be sure that no other pte/pmd "mk" function return values were being
ignored, I annotated the functions in arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
with __must_check and rebuilt.

The userspace effect of this bug is that the softdirty mark might be
lost if a file mapped pte get zapped.

Signed-off-by: Peter Feiner <pfeiner at google.com>
Acked-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov at openvz.org>
Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul at parallels.com>
Cc: Jamie Liu <jamieliu at google.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd at google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 mm/memory.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index d411f0d..e3c11e4 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -1119,7 +1119,7 @@ again:
 						addr) != page->index) {
 				pte_t ptfile = pgoff_to_pte(page->index);
 				if (pte_soft_dirty(ptent))
-					pte_file_mksoft_dirty(ptfile);
+					ptfile = pte_file_mksoft_dirty(ptfile);
 				set_pte_at(mm, addr, pte, ptfile);
 			if (PageAnon(page))

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