On Thu, 11 Nov 2010, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> On 11/11/2010 08:40 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 03:55:49PM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> this patch fixes the dom0 kernel crash when creating a VM.
> >> Now I am able to create VMs successfully on 2.6.37 rc1, even though
> >> without disk or network access.
> >> ---
> >> xen: set vma flag VM_PFNMAP in the privcmd mmap file_op
> >> Set VM_PFNMAP in the privcmd mmap file_op, rather than later in
> >> xen_remap_domain_mfn_range when it is too late because
> >> vma_wants_writenotify has already been called and vm_page_prot has
> > So vma_wants_writenotify sets the invalid flags on vma->vm_flags?
> >> already been modified.
> > By whom? vma_wants_writenotify looks to just return 0 or 1
> > Ah, depending on that return value it sets vma->vm_page_prot.
> > That looks odd, so if this:
> > 1215 if (vma_wants_writenotify(vma))
> > 1216 vma->vm_page_prot = vm_get_page_prot(vm_flags &
> > ~VM_SHARED);
> > 1217
> > does not set the vma->vm_page_prot we never set the vm_page_prot?
> > .. and it looks to not set that value earlier on either.
> > So VM_PFNMAP inhibits the mmap code from setting the vm_page_prot.
> > Is that what we want, not have vma->vm_page_prot set anything? Why?
> It is already set unconditionally earlier in mmap_region(). The
> writenotify stuff will knobble the mapping to be RO so we can track the
> first write with faults, but we don't want that in this case.
> The VM_PFNMAP flag is generally correct anyway, since it means that the
> mapping is of a random PFN which no corresponding struct page.
I think so too.
This is an update of the patch, with a more correct BUG_ON condition.
xen: set vma flag VM_PFNMAP in the privcmd mmap file_op
Set VM_PFNMAP in the privcmd mmap file_op, rather than later in
xen_remap_domain_mfn_range when it is too late because
vma_wants_writenotify has already been called and vm_page_prot has
already been modified.
Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c b/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c
index c237b81..f61b75d 100644
@@ -2627,7 +2627,8 @@ int xen_remap_domain_mfn_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
prot = __pgprot(pgprot_val(prot) | _PAGE_IOMAP);
- vma->vm_flags |= VM_IO | VM_RESERVED | VM_PFNMAP;
+ BUG_ON(!((vma->vm_flags & (VM_PFNMAP | VM_RESERVED | VM_IO)) ==
+ (VM_PFNMAP | VM_RESERVED | VM_IO)));
rmd.mfn = mfn;
rmd.prot = prot;
diff --git a/drivers/xen/xenfs/privcmd.c b/drivers/xen/xenfs/privcmd.c
index f80be7f..48f7b0f 100644
@@ -384,8 +384,9 @@ static int privcmd_mmap(struct file *file, struct
- /* DONTCOPY is essential for Xen as copy_page_range is broken. */
- vma->vm_flags |= VM_RESERVED | VM_IO | VM_DONTCOPY;
+ /* DONTCOPY is essential for Xen because copy_page_range doesn't know
+ * how to recreate these mappings */
+ vma->vm_flags |= VM_RESERVED | VM_IO | VM_DONTCOPY | VM_PFNMAP;
vma->vm_ops = &privcmd_vm_ops;
vma->vm_private_data = NULL;
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