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Subject[ 25/55] mm: mempolicy: Let vma_merge and vma_split handle vma->vm_policy linkages
3.0-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>

commit 05f144a0d5c2207a0349348127f996e104ad7404 upstream.

Dave Jones' system call fuzz testing tool "trinity" triggered the
following bug error with slab debugging enabled

=============================================================================
BUG numa_policy (Not tainted): Poison overwritten
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
INFO: 0xffff880146498250-0xffff880146498250. First byte 0x6a instead of 0x6b
INFO: Allocated in mpol_new+0xa3/0x140 age=46310 cpu=6 pid=32154
__slab_alloc+0x3d3/0x445
kmem_cache_alloc+0x29d/0x2b0
mpol_new+0xa3/0x140
sys_mbind+0x142/0x620
system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
INFO: Freed in __mpol_put+0x27/0x30 age=46268 cpu=6 pid=32154
__slab_free+0x2e/0x1de
kmem_cache_free+0x25a/0x260
__mpol_put+0x27/0x30
remove_vma+0x68/0x90
exit_mmap+0x118/0x140
mmput+0x73/0x110
exit_mm+0x108/0x130
do_exit+0x162/0xb90
do_group_exit+0x4f/0xc0
sys_exit_group+0x17/0x20
system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
INFO: Slab 0xffffea0005192600 objects=27 used=27 fp=0x (null) flags=0x20000000004080
INFO: Object 0xffff880146498250 @offset=592 fp=0xffff88014649b9d0
This implied a reference counting bug and the problem happened during
mbind().

mbind() applies a new memory policy to a range and uses mbind_range() to
merge existing VMAs or split them as necessary. In the event of splits,
mpol_dup() will allocate a new struct mempolicy and maintain existing
reference counts whose rules are documented in
Documentation/vm/numa_memory_policy.txt .

The problem occurs with shared memory policies. The vm_op->set_policy
increments the reference count if necessary and split_vma() and
vma_merge() have already handled the existing reference counts.
However, policy_vma() screws it up by replacing an existing
vma->vm_policy with one that potentially has the wrong reference count
leading to a premature free. This patch removes the damage caused by
policy_vma().

With this patch applied Dave's trinity tool runs an mbind test for 5
minutes without error. /proc/slabinfo reported that there are no
numa_policy or shared_policy_node objects allocated after the test
completed and the shared memory region was deleted.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Stephen Wilson <wilsons@start.ca>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
mm/mempolicy.c | 41 +++++++++++++++++------------------------
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
--- a/mm/mempolicy.c
+++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
@@ -606,27 +606,6 @@ check_range(struct mm_struct *mm, unsign
return first;
}

-/* Apply policy to a single VMA */
-static int policy_vma(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct mempolicy *new)
-{
- int err = 0;
- struct mempolicy *old = vma->vm_policy;
-
- pr_debug("vma %lx-%lx/%lx vm_ops %p vm_file %p set_policy %p\n",
- vma->vm_start, vma->vm_end, vma->vm_pgoff,
- vma->vm_ops, vma->vm_file,
- vma->vm_ops ? vma->vm_ops->set_policy : NULL);
-
- if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->set_policy)
- err = vma->vm_ops->set_policy(vma, new);
- if (!err) {
- mpol_get(new);
- vma->vm_policy = new;
- mpol_put(old);
- }
- return err;
-}
-
/* Step 2: apply policy to a range and do splits. */
static int mbind_range(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long start,
unsigned long end, struct mempolicy *new_pol)
@@ -666,9 +645,23 @@ static int mbind_range(struct mm_struct
if (err)
goto out;
}
- err = policy_vma(vma, new_pol);
- if (err)
- goto out;
+
+ /*
+ * Apply policy to a single VMA. The reference counting of
+ * policy for vma_policy linkages has already been handled by
+ * vma_merge and split_vma as necessary. If this is a shared
+ * policy then ->set_policy will increment the reference count
+ * for an sp node.
+ */
+ pr_debug("vma %lx-%lx/%lx vm_ops %p vm_file %p set_policy %p\n",
+ vma->vm_start, vma->vm_end, vma->vm_pgoff,
+ vma->vm_ops, vma->vm_file,
+ vma->vm_ops ? vma->vm_ops->set_policy : NULL);
+ if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->set_policy) {
+ err = vma->vm_ops->set_policy(vma, new_pol);
+ if (err)
+ goto out;
+ }
}

out:



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