Commit 3c3e5694 authored by Steven Rostedt's avatar Steven Rostedt
Browse files

x86: check PMD in spurious_fault handler

Impact: fix to prevent hard lockup on bad PMD permissions

If the PMD does not have the correct permissions for a page access,
but the PTE does, the spurious fault handler will mistake the fault
as a lazy TLB transaction. This will result in an infinite loop of:

 fault -> spurious_fault check (pass) -> return to code -> fault

This patch adds a check and a warn on if the PTE passes the permissions
but the PMD does not.

[ Updated: Ingo Molnar suggested using WARN_ONCE with some text ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <>
parent 07a66d7c
......@@ -455,6 +455,7 @@ static int spurious_fault(unsigned long address,
pud_t *pud;
pmd_t *pmd;
pte_t *pte;
int ret;
/* Reserved-bit violation or user access to kernel space? */
if (error_code & (PF_USER | PF_RSVD))
......@@ -482,7 +483,17 @@ static int spurious_fault(unsigned long address,
if (!pte_present(*pte))
return 0;
return spurious_fault_check(error_code, pte);
ret = spurious_fault_check(error_code, pte);
if (!ret)
return 0;
* Make sure we have permissions in PMD
* If not, then there's a bug in the page tables.
ret = spurious_fault_check(error_code, (pte_t *) pmd);
WARN_ONCE(!ret, "PMD has incorrect permission bits\n");
return ret;
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment