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[xen stable-4.9] x86/mm: Rework get_page_and_type_from_mfn conditional
commit 44303c6efe19bff9712cee3bb04906b011e7e3ef
Author: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com>
AuthorDate: Mon Nov 4 15:04:36 2019 +0100
Commit: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
CommitDate: Mon Nov 4 15:04:36 2019 +0100

x86/mm: Rework get_page_and_type_from_mfn conditional

Make it easier to read by declaring the conditions in which we will
retain the ref, rather than the conditions under which we release it.

The only way (page == current->arch.old_guest_table) can be true is if
preemptible is true; so remove this from the query itself, and add an
ASSERT() to that effect on the opposite path.

No functional change intended.

NB that alloc_lN_table() mishandle the "linear pt failure" situation
described in the comment; this will be addressed in a future patch.

This is part of XSA-299.

Reported-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com>
Signed-off-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com>
Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
master commit: 2aab06d742e13d7a9d248f1fc7f0ec62b295ada1
master date: 2019-10-31 16:13:23 +0100
---
xen/arch/x86/mm.c | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 37 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/mm.c b/xen/arch/x86/mm.c
index 2cf0c33d18..c430f2c52e 100644
--- a/xen/arch/x86/mm.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/mm.c
@@ -798,8 +798,43 @@ static int get_page_and_type_from_pagenr(unsigned long page_nr,

rc = __get_page_type(page, type, preemptible);

- if ( unlikely(rc) && !partial_ref &&
- (!preemptible || page != current->arch.old_guest_table) )
+ /*
+ * Retain the refcount if:
+ * - page is fully validated (rc == 0)
+ * - page is not validated (rc < 0) but:
+ * - We came in with a reference (partial_ref)
+ * - page is partially validated but there's been an error
+ * (page == current->arch.old_guest_table)
+ *
+ * The partial_ref-on-error clause is worth an explanation. There
+ * are two scenarios where partial_ref might be true coming in:
+ * - mfn has been partially demoted as type `type`; i.e. has
+ * PGT_partial set
+ * - mfn has been partially demoted as L(type+1) (i.e., a linear
+ * page; e.g. we're being called from get_page_from_l2e with
+ * type == PGT_l1_table, but the mfn is PGT_l2_table)
+ *
+ * If there's an error, in the first case, _get_page_type will
+ * either return -ERESTART, in which case we want to retain the
+ * ref (as the caller will consider it retained), or -EINVAL, in
+ * which case old_guest_table will be set; in both cases, we need
+ * to retain the ref.
+ *
+ * In the second case, if there's an error, _get_page_type() can
+ * *only* return -EINVAL, and *never* set old_guest_table. In
+ * that case we also want to retain the reference, to allow the
+ * page to continue to be torn down (i.e., PGT_partial cleared)
+ * safely.
+ *
+ * Also note that we shouldn't be able to leave with the reference
+ * count retained unless we succeeded, or the operation was
+ * preemptible.
+ */
+ if ( likely(!rc) || partial_ref )
+ /* nothing */;
+ else if ( page == current->arch.old_guest_table )
+ ASSERT(preemptible);
+ else
put_page(page);

return rc;
--
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