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authorMichal Hocko <>2021-05-22 17:41:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2021-05-22 15:09:07 -1000
commitf10628d2f613195132532e0fbda439eeed8d12a2 (patch)
treef5b5629a4dbed72a7564273c643b5c5d560ad15c /mm/internal.h
parentf9f74dc218c3cfdf0b7f9a95ddae81a081bdb79d (diff)
Revert "mm/gup: check page posion status for coredump."
While reviewing [1] I came across commit d3378e86d182 ("mm/gup: check page posion status for coredump.") and noticed that this patch is broken in two ways. First it doesn't really prevent hwpoison pages from being dumped because hwpoison pages can be marked asynchornously at any time after the check. Secondly, and more importantly, the patch introduces a ref count leak because get_dump_page takes a reference on the page which is not released. It also seems that the patch was merged incorrectly because there were follow up changes not included as well as discussions on how to address the underlying problem [2] Therefore revert the original patch. Link: [1] Link: [2] Link: Fixes: d3378e86d182 ("mm/gup: check page posion status for coredump.") Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <> Reviewed-by: David Hildenbrand <> Cc: Aili Yao <> Cc: <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/internal.h')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
index 54bd0dc2c23c..2f1182948aa6 100644
--- a/mm/internal.h
+++ b/mm/internal.h
@@ -96,26 +96,6 @@ static inline void set_page_refcounted(struct page *page)
set_page_count(page, 1);
- * When kernel touch the user page, the user page may be have been marked
- * poison but still mapped in user space, if without this page, the kernel
- * can guarantee the data integrity and operation success, the kernel is
- * better to check the posion status and avoid touching it, be good not to
- * panic, coredump for process fatal signal is a sample case matching this
- * scenario. Or if kernel can't guarantee the data integrity, it's better
- * not to call this function, let kernel touch the poison page and get to
- * panic.
- */
-static inline bool is_page_poisoned(struct page *page)
- if (PageHWPoison(page))
- return true;
- else if (PageHuge(page) && PageHWPoison(compound_head(page)))
- return true;
- return false;
extern unsigned long highest_memmap_pfn;