1. 18 Oct, 2016 1 commit
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      mm: remove gup_flags FOLL_WRITE games from __get_user_pages() · 19be0eaf
      Linus Torvalds authored
      This is an ancient bug that was actually attempted to be fixed once
      (badly) by me eleven years ago in commit 4ceb5db9 ("Fix
      get_user_pages() race for write access") but that was then undone due to
      problems on s390 by commit f33ea7f4 ("fix get_user_pages bug").
      In the meantime, the s390 situation has long been fixed, and we can now
      fix it by checking the pte_dirty() bit properly (and do it better).  The
      s390 dirty bit was implemented in abf09bed
       ("s390/mm: implement
      software dirty bits") which made it into v3.9.  Earlier kernels will
      have to look at the page state itself.
      Also, the VM has become more scalable, and what used a purely
      theoretical race back then has become easier to trigger.
      To fix it, we introduce a new internal FOLL_COW flag to mark the "yes,
      we already did a COW" rather than play racy games with FOLL_WRITE that
      is very fundamental, and then use the pte dirty flag to validate that
      the FOLL_COW flag is still valid.
      Reported-and-tested-by: default avatarPhil "not Paul" Oester <kernel@linuxace.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
      Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
      Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
      Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
      Cc: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
      Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
      Cc: Greg Thelen <gthelen@google.com>
      Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  2. 12 Oct, 2016 2 commits
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      Merge tag 'drm-for-v4.9' of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux · 6b25e21f
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Pull drm updates from Dave Airlie:
         - Fence destaging work
         - DRIVER_LEGACY to split off legacy drm drivers
         - drm_mm refactoring
         - Splitting drm_crtc.c into chunks and documenting better
         - Display info fixes
         - rbtree support for prime buffer lookup
         - Simple VGA DAC driver
         - Add Nexus 7 panel
         - More simple panels
         - Refactoring GEM naming
         - Refactored vma/active tracking
         - Lockless request lookups
         - Better stolen memory support
         - FBC fixes
         - SKL watermark fixes
         - VGPU improvements
         - dma-buf fencing support
         - Better DP dongle support
         - Powerplay for Iceland asics
         - Improved GPU reset support
         - UVD/VEC powergating support for CZ/ST
         - Preinitialised VRAM buffer support
         - Virtual display support
         - Initial SI support
         - GTT rework
         - PCI shutdown callback support
         - HPD IRQ storm fixes
         - bugfixes
         - Ato...
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      Merge branch 'akpm' (patches from Andrew) · a379f71a
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Merge more updates from Andrew Morton:
       - a few block updates that fell in my lap
       - lib/ updates
       - checkpatch
       - autofs
       - ipc
       - a ton of misc other things
      * emailed patches from Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>: (100 commits)
        mm: split gfp_mask and mapping flags into separate fields
        fs: use mapping_set_error instead of opencoded set_bit
        treewide: remove redundant #include <linux/kconfig.h>
        hung_task: allow hung_task_panic when hung_task_warnings is 0
        kthread: add kerneldoc for kthread_create()
        kthread: better support freezable kthread workers
        kthread: allow to modify delayed kthread work
        kthread: allow to cancel kthread work
        kthread: initial support for delayed kthread work
        kthread: detect when a kthread work is used by more workers
        kthread: add kthread_destroy_worker()
        kthread: add kthread_create_worker*()
        kthread: allow to call __kthread_create_on_node() with va_list args
        kthread/smpboot: do not park in kthread_create_on_cpu()
        kthread: kthread worker API cleanup
        kthread: rename probe_kthread_data() to kthread_probe_data()
        scripts/tags.sh: enable code completion in VIM
        mm: kmemleak: avoid using __va() on addresses that don't have a lowmem mapping
        kdump, vmcoreinfo: report memory sections virtual addresses
        ipc/sem.c: add cond_resched in exit_sme
  3. 11 Oct, 2016 37 commits