[PATCH] holepunch: fix mmap_sem i_mutex deadlock
Hugh Dickins [Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:20:38 +0000 (01:20 -0700)]
sys_madvise has down_write of mmap_sem, then madvise_remove calls
vmtruncate_range which takes i_mutex and i_alloc_sem: no, we can easily devise
deadlocks from that ordering.

madvise_remove drop mmap_sem while calling vmtruncate_range: luckily, since
madvise_remove doesn't split or merge vmas, it's easy to handle this case with
a NULL prev, without restructuring sys_madvise.  (Though sad to retake
mmap_sem when it's unlikely to be needed, and certainly down_read is
sufficient for MADV_REMOVE, unlike the other madvices.)

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/madvise.c

index 77916e9..603c525 100644 (file)
@@ -159,9 +159,10 @@ static long madvise_remove(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
                                unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
 {
        struct address_space *mapping;
-        loff_t offset, endoff;
+       loff_t offset, endoff;
+       int error;
 
-       *prev = vma;
+       *prev = NULL;   /* tell sys_madvise we drop mmap_sem */
 
        if (vma->vm_flags & (VM_LOCKED|VM_NONLINEAR|VM_HUGETLB))
                return -EINVAL;
@@ -180,7 +181,12 @@ static long madvise_remove(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
                        + ((loff_t)vma->vm_pgoff << PAGE_SHIFT);
        endoff = (loff_t)(end - vma->vm_start - 1)
                        + ((loff_t)vma->vm_pgoff << PAGE_SHIFT);
-       return  vmtruncate_range(mapping->host, offset, endoff);
+
+       /* vmtruncate_range needs to take i_mutex and i_alloc_sem */
+       up_write(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+       error = vmtruncate_range(mapping->host, offset, endoff);
+       down_write(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
+       return error;
 }
 
 static long
@@ -315,12 +321,15 @@ asmlinkage long sys_madvise(unsigned long start, size_t len_in, int behavior)
                if (error)
                        goto out;
                start = tmp;
-               if (start < prev->vm_end)
+               if (prev && start < prev->vm_end)
                        start = prev->vm_end;
                error = unmapped_error;
                if (start >= end)
                        goto out;
-               vma = prev->vm_next;
+               if (prev)
+                       vma = prev->vm_next;
+               else    /* madvise_remove dropped mmap_sem */
+                       vma = find_vma(current->mm, start);
        }
 out:
        up_write(&current->mm->mmap_sem);