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authorMel Gorman <>2016-06-08 14:25:22 +0100
committerThomas Gleixner <>2016-06-08 19:23:54 +0200
commit077fa7aed17de5022e44bf07dbaf732078b7b5b2 (patch)
parent2c610022711675ee908b903d242f0b90e1db661f (diff)
futex: Calculate the futex key based on a tail page for file-based futexes
Mike Galbraith reported that the LTP test case futex_wake04 was broken by commit 65d8fc777f6d ("futex: Remove requirement for lock_page() in get_futex_key()"). This test case uses futexes backed by hugetlbfs pages and so there is an associated inode with a futex stored on such pages. The problem is that the key is being calculated based on the head page index of the hugetlbfs page and not the tail page. Prior to the optimisation, the page lock was used to stabilise mappings and pin the inode is file-backed which is overkill. If the page was a compound page, the head page was automatically looked up as part of the page lock operation but the tail page index was used to calculate the futex key. After the optimisation, the compound head is looked up early and the page lock is only relied upon to identify truncated pages, special pages or a shmem page moving to swapcache. The head page is looked up because without the page lock, special care has to be taken to pin the inode correctly. However, the tail page is still required to calculate the futex key so this patch records the tail page. On vanilla 4.6, the output of the test case is; futex_wake04 0 TINFO : Hugepagesize 2097152 futex_wake04 1 TFAIL : futex_wake04.c:126: Bug: wait_thread2 did not wake after 30 secs. With the patch applied futex_wake04 0 TINFO : Hugepagesize 2097152 futex_wake04 1 TPASS : Hi hydra, thread2 awake! Fixes: 65d8fc777f6d "futex: Remove requirement for lock_page() in get_futex_key()" Reported-and-tested-by: Mike Galbraith <> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <> Reviewed-by: Davidlohr Bueso <> Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <> Cc: Link: Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/futex.c b/kernel/futex.c
index ee25f5ba4aca..33664f70e2d2 100644
--- a/kernel/futex.c
+++ b/kernel/futex.c
@@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ get_futex_key(u32 __user *uaddr, int fshared, union futex_key *key, int rw)
unsigned long address = (unsigned long)uaddr;
struct mm_struct *mm = current->mm;
- struct page *page;
+ struct page *page, *tail;
struct address_space *mapping;
int err, ro = 0;
@@ -530,7 +530,15 @@ again:
* considered here and page lock forces unnecessarily serialization
* From this point on, mapping will be re-verified if necessary and
* page lock will be acquired only if it is unavoidable
- */
+ *
+ * Mapping checks require the head page for any compound page so the
+ * head page and mapping is looked up now. For anonymous pages, it
+ * does not matter if the page splits in the future as the key is
+ * based on the address. For filesystem-backed pages, the tail is
+ * required as the index of the page determines the key. For
+ * base pages, there is no tail page and tail == page.
+ */
+ tail = page;
page = compound_head(page);
mapping = READ_ONCE(page->mapping);
@@ -654,7 +662,7 @@ again:
key->both.offset |= FUT_OFF_INODE; /* inode-based key */
key->shared.inode = inode;
- key->shared.pgoff = basepage_index(page);
+ key->shared.pgoff = basepage_index(tail);