[PATCH 3/3] x86/mm/xen: Suppress hugetlbfs in PV guests

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Sep 22 12:40:15 UTC 2016


From: Jan Beulich <JBeulich at suse.com>

Huge pages are not normally available to PV guests. Not suppressing
hugetlbfs use results in an endless loop of page faults when user mode
code tries to access a hugetlbfs mapped area (since the hypervisor
denies such PTEs to be created, but error indications can't be
propagated out of xen_set_pte_at(), just like for various of its
siblings), and - once killed in an oops like this:

  kernel BUG at .../fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c:428!
  invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
  ...
  RIP: e030:[<ffffffff811c333b>]  [<ffffffff811c333b>] remove_inode_hugepages+0x25b/0x320
  ...
  Call Trace:
   [<ffffffff811c3415>] hugetlbfs_evict_inode+0x15/0x40
   [<ffffffff81167b3d>] evict+0xbd/0x1b0
   [<ffffffff8116514a>] __dentry_kill+0x19a/0x1f0
   [<ffffffff81165b0e>] dput+0x1fe/0x220
   [<ffffffff81150535>] __fput+0x155/0x200
   [<ffffffff81079fc0>] task_work_run+0x60/0xa0
   [<ffffffff81063510>] do_exit+0x160/0x400
   [<ffffffff810637eb>] do_group_exit+0x3b/0xa0
   [<ffffffff8106e8bd>] get_signal+0x1ed/0x470
   [<ffffffff8100f854>] do_signal+0x14/0x110
   [<ffffffff810030e9>] prepare_exit_to_usermode+0xe9/0xf0
   [<ffffffff814178a5>] retint_user+0x8/0x13

This is CVE-2016-3961 / XSA-174.

Reported-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich at suse.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto at amacapital.net>
Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky at oracle.com>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp at alien8.de>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst at gmail.com>
Cc: David Vrabel <david.vrabel at citrix.com>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk at redhat.com>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com>
Cc: Juergen Gross <JGross at suse.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof at suse.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
Cc: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani at hp.com>
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Cc: xen-devel <xen-devel at lists.xenproject.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/57188ED802000078000E431C@prv-mh.provo.novell.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org>
CVE-2016-3961
BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1571020
(cherry picked from commit 103f6112f253017d7062cd74d17f4a514ed4485c)
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h
index 68c05398bba9..7aadd3cea843 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/hugetlb.h
@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@
 #include <asm/page.h>
 #include <asm-generic/hugetlb.h>
 
+#define hugepages_supported() cpu_has_pse
 
 static inline int is_hugepage_only_range(struct mm_struct *mm,
 					 unsigned long addr,




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