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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi: properly count the number of pages in scsi_req_map_sg()
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On Tuesday 21 March 2006 13:17, Mike Christie wrote:
> Bryan Holty wrote:
> > On Tuesday 21 March 2006 10:19, Dan Aloni wrote:
> >>On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 09:54:54AM -0600, James Bottomley wrote:
> >>>This is a good email to discuss on the scsi list:
> >>>linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org; whom I've added to the cc list.
> >>>
> >>>On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 10:38 +0200, Dan Aloni wrote:
> >>>>Improper calculation of the number of pages causes bio_alloc() to
> >>>>be called with nr_iovecs=0, and slab corruption later.
> >>>>
> >>>>For example, a simple scatterlist that fails: {(3644,452), (0, 60)},
> >>>>(offset, size). bufflen=512 => nr_pages=1 => breakage. The proper
> >>>>page count for this example is 2.
> >>>
> >>>Such a scatterlist would likely violate the device's underlying
> >>>boundaries and is not legal ... there's supposed to be special code
> >>>checking the queue alignment and copying the bio to an aligned buffer if
> >>>the limits are violated. Where are you generating these scatterlists
> >>>from?
> >>
> >>These scatterlists can be generated using the sg driver. Though I am
> >>actually running a customized version of the sg driver, it seems the
> >>conversion from a userspace array of sg_iovec_t to scatterlist stays
> >>the same and also applies to the original driver (see
> >>st_map_user_pages()).
> >
> > Hello,
> > I am seeing the same issue when using direct io with sg. sg will
> > perform direct io on any date that is aligned with the devices dma_align.
> > The default for drivers that do not specify is 512. sg builds the
> > scatter gather list from the user specified location, offsetting the
> > first entry in the list if not page aligned. This is the case that
> > causes the improper allocation of "nr_iovec" in scsi_req_map_sgand the
> > later slab corruption.
> >
> > I don't think it is necessary to calculate nr_pages from the entire
> > list. Only sgl[0] is allowed to have an offset, so we can calculate from
> > that as follows.
> > --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c 2006-03-03 13:17:22.000000000 -0600
> > +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c 2006-03-21 11:36:39.389763804 -0600
> > @@ -368,12 +368,15 @@
> > int nsegs, unsigned bufflen, gfp_t gfp)
> > {
> > struct request_queue *q = rq->q;
> > - int nr_pages = (bufflen + PAGE_SIZE - 1) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> > + int nr_pages = 0;
> > unsigned int data_len = 0, len, bytes, off;
> > struct page *page;
> > struct bio *bio = NULL;
> > int i, err, nr_vecs = 0;
> > -
> > +
> > + if (nsegs)
>
> you can drop that test
>
> > + nr_pages = (bufflen + sgl[0].offset + PAGE_SIZE - 1) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> > +
>
> I think we can do this without looping but I think this is broken. If we
> had a slight variant of Dan's example but we have a page and some change
> in the first entry {3644, 4548} and 0,60} in the last one, that would
> would only calculate two pages but we want three.
>
> I think we can have to calculate the first and last entries but the
> middle ones we can assume have no offset and lengths that are multiples
> of a page.

You are absolutely correct.
bufflen is not page masked and when added to the offset of the first entry,
will generate the correct nr_pages.

nr_pages = (bufflen + sgl[0].offset + PAGE_SIZE - 1) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
==
nr_pages = ((bufflen & PAGE_MASK) + (PAGE_SIZE-1) + sgl[0].offset +
sgl[nsegs-1].length) >> PAGE_SHIFT;

Either will calculate correctly.

--
Bryan Holty
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