mm: xip fix fault vs sparse page invalidate race
XIP has a race between sparse pages being inserted into page tables, and
sparse pages being zapped when its time to put a non-sparse page in.
What can happen is that a process can be left with a dangling sparse page
in a MAP_SHARED mapping, while the rest of the world sees the non-sparse
version. Ie. data corruption.
Guard these operations with a seqlock, making fault-in-sparse-pages the
slowpath, and try-to-unmap-sparse-pages the fastpath.
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Jared Hulbert <email@example.com>
Acked-by: Carsten Otte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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