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SubjectRe: KVM overflows the stack
Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 23:08 -0700, Roland Dreier wrote:
>> > Yes, things like kvm_lapic_state are way too big to be on the
>> stack.
>> I had a quick look at the code, and my worry about dynamic allocation
>> would be that handling allocation failure seems like it might get
>> tricky. Eg for handling struct kvm_pv_mmu_op_buffer (which is 528 bytes
>> on the stack in kvm_pv_mmu_op()) can you deal with an mmu op failing?
> Well, you *better* be able to deal with it. :)
> This code is also doing a *ton* of copy_to/from_user(). If userspace
> had one of its input buffers swapped out (or one of its output buffers
> not faulted in yet) and we're out of memory enough to be failing
> kmallocs() then we're sure as heck also going to failing the user
> copies.
> I think it's a non-issue.

Yes, it's designed to be restartable. Returning 0 should be fine.

We can reduce the buffer size to 256 though. I wouldn't want an
allocation in this hot path.

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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