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SubjectRe: [xfrm_user] BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context
Luca Tettamanti <kronos.it@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> xfrm_user_policy takes read_lock(&xfrm_km_lock) before calling
> xfrm_compile_policy (via km->compile_policy), which in turn calls
> xfrm_policy_alloc with GFP_KERNEL.

Thanks for discovering this bug, it only took 8 years :)

xfrm: Use GFP_ATOMIC in xfrm_compile_policy

As xfrm_compile_policy runs within a read_lock, we cannot use
GFP_KERNEL for memory allocations.

Reported-by: Luca Tettamanti <kronos.it@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>

diff --git a/net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c b/net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c
index ba59983..b14ed4b 100644
--- a/net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c
+++ b/net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c
@@ -2504,7 +2504,7 @@ static struct xfrm_policy *xfrm_compile_policy(struct sock *sk, int opt,
if (p->dir > XFRM_POLICY_OUT)
return NULL;

- xp = xfrm_policy_alloc(net, GFP_KERNEL);
+ xp = xfrm_policy_alloc(net, GFP_ATOMIC);
if (xp == NULL) {
*dir = -ENOBUFS;
return NULL;
Cheers,
--
Email: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt


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