Commit 660a293e authored by Shaohua Li's avatar Shaohua Li Committed by H. Peter Anvin
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x86, mm: Make spurious_fault check explicitly check the PRESENT bit

pte_present() returns true even present bit isn't set but _PAGE_PROTNONE
(global bit) bit is set. While with CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, free pages have
global bit set but present bit clear. This patch makes we could catch
free pages access with CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC enabled.

[ hpa: added a comment in the code as a warning to janitors ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarShaohua Li <>
LKML-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarH. Peter Anvin <>
parent 9b861528
......@@ -872,8 +872,14 @@ spurious_fault(unsigned long error_code, unsigned long address)
if (pmd_large(*pmd))
return spurious_fault_check(error_code, (pte_t *) pmd);
* Note: don't use pte_present() here, since it returns true
* if the _PAGE_PROTNONE bit is set. However, this aliases the
* _PAGE_GLOBAL bit, which for kernel pages give false positives
pte = pte_offset_kernel(pmd, address);
if (!pte_present(*pte))
if (!(pte_flags(*pte) & _PAGE_PRESENT))
return 0;
ret = spurious_fault_check(error_code, pte);
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