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Subject[PATCH 6/7] zram: Return zero'd pages on new reads
Currently zram will do nothing to the page in the bvec when that page
has not been previously written. This allows random data to leak to
user space. That can be seen by doing the following:

## Load the module and create a 256Mb zram device called /dev/zram0
# modprobe zram
# echo $((256*1024*1024)) > /sys/class/block/zram0/disksize

## Initialize the device by writing zero to the first block
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/zram0 bs=512 count=1

## Read ~256Mb of memory into a file and hope for something interesting
# dd if=/dev/zram0 of=file

This patch will treat an unwritten page as a zero-filled page. If a
page is read before a write has occurred the data returned is all 0's.

Signed-off-by: Robert Jennings <>
drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
index c67060c..86066fd 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
@@ -238,7 +238,7 @@ static int zram_read(struct zram *zram, struct bio *bio)
if (unlikely(!zram->table[index].page)) {
pr_debug("Read before write: sector=%lu, size=%u",
(ulong)(bio->bi_sector), bio->bi_size);
- /* Do nothing */
+ handle_zero_page(page);


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