A selftests fix for ARM, and the fix for page reference count underflow.
This is a very small fix that was provided by Nick Piggin and tested
by myself.
KVM: do not allow mapping valid but non-reference-counted pages

It's possible to create a region which maps valid but non-refcounted
pages (e.g., tail pages of non-compound higher order allocations). These
host pages can then be returned by gfn_to_page, gfn_to_pfn, etc., family
of APIs, which take a reference to the page, which takes it from 0 to 1.
When the reference is dropped, this will free the page incorrectly.

Fix this by only taking a reference on valid pages if it was non-zero,
which indicates it is participating in normal refcounting (and can be
released with put_page).

This addresses CVE-2021-22543.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Tested-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
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