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mm: sigbus instead of abusing oom

commit d99be1a8ecf377c2c9b3372d36411ad6547bbd4c upstream.

When do_nonlinear_fault() realizes that the page table must have been
corrupted for it to have been called, it does print_bad_pte() and returns
... VM_FAULT_OOM, which is hard to understand.

It made some sense when I did it for 2.6.15, when do_page_fault() just
killed the current process; but nowadays it lets the OOM killer decide who
to kill - so page table corruption in one process would be liable to kill
another.

Change it to return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS instead: that doesn't guarantee that
the process will be killed, but is good enough for such a rare
abnormality, accompanied as it is by the "BUG: Bad page map" message.

And recent HWPOISON work has copied that code into do_swap_page(), when it
finds an impossible swap entry: fix that to VM_FAULT_SIGBUS too.

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk>
Cc: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Reviewed-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Reviewed-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

Hugh Dickins Hugh Dickins 2009-12-15

Greg Kroah-Hartman Greg Kroah-Hartman 2009-12-18

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