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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/9] Add explicit bound checks in mm/migrate.c
On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:54:06 +0200
Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> wrote:

> From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
> Subject: [PATCH 8/9] Add explicit bound checks in mm/migrate.c
> CC: akpm@linux-foundation.org
>
> The memory migration code has some curious copy_from_user bounds,
> that are likely ok, but are not immediately obvious to me or to GCC.
>
> This patch adds a simple explicit bound check; this allows GCC
> and me to be more assured that the copy_from_user will never overwrite
> its destination buffer.

I don't really see what's being fixed here. The original code seems
straightforward and safe enough?

The identifier `chunk_nr' is a bit ambiguous. Is it "number of chunks" or
is it "index of this chunk"?

>
> diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
> index 1a4bf48..5b9ebc5 100644
> --- a/mm/migrate.c
> +++ b/mm/migrate.c
> @@ -1044,11 +1044,15 @@ static int do_pages_stat(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long nr_pages,
> int err;
>
> for (i = 0; i < nr_pages; i += chunk_nr) {
> + unsigned int copy;
> if (chunk_nr + i > nr_pages)
> chunk_nr = nr_pages - i;

A newline after end-of-locals is conventional.

`i' and `chunk_nr' have type `unsigned long' and you're mixing that up
with `unsigned int'.

> - err = copy_from_user(chunk_pages, &pages[i],
> - chunk_nr * sizeof(*chunk_pages));

And we mix it up with size_t as well.

The type choices are a bit confused and sloppy. Converting it all to
`unsigned int' should be OK.

> + copy = chunk_nr * sizeof(*chunk_pages);
> + if (copy > DO_PAGES_STAT_CHUNK_NR)
> + return -EFAULT;
> +
> + err = copy_from_user(chunk_pages, &pages[i], copy);
> if (err) {
> err = -EFAULT;
> goto out;




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