Commit 23aaed66 authored by Shiraz Hashim's avatar Shiraz Hashim Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm: pagewalk: call pte_hole() for VM_PFNMAP during walk_page_range

walk_page_range() silently skips vma having VM_PFNMAP set, which leads
to undesirable behaviour at client end (who called walk_page_range).
Userspace applications get the wrong data, so the effect is like just
confusing users (if the applications just display the data) or sometimes
killing the processes (if the applications do something with
misunderstanding virtual addresses due to the wrong data.)

For example for pagemap_read, when no callbacks are called against
VM_PFNMAP vma, pagemap_read may prepare pagemap data for next virtual
address range at wrong index.

Eventually userspace may get wrong pagemap data for a task.
Corresponding to a VM_PFNMAP marked vma region, kernel may report
mappings from subsequent vma regions.  User space in turn may account
more pages (than really are) to the task.

In my case I was using procmem, procrack (Android utility) which uses
pagemap interface to account RSS pages of a task.  Due to this bug it
was giving a wrong picture for vmas (with VM_PFNMAP set).

Fixes: a9ff785e ("mm/pagewalk.c: walk_page_range should avoid VM_PFNMAP areas")
Signed-off-by: default avatarShiraz Hashim <>
Acked-by: default avatarNaoya Horiguchi <>
Cc: <>	[3.10+]
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 9d82f5eb
......@@ -199,7 +199,10 @@ int walk_page_range(unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
if ((vma->vm_start <= addr) &&
(vma->vm_flags & VM_PFNMAP)) {
next = vma->vm_end;
if (walk->pte_hole)
err = walk->pte_hole(addr, next, walk);
if (err)
pgd = pgd_offset(walk->mm, next);
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