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    Subject[74/74] net: fix rds_iovec page count overflow
    2.6.32-longterm review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: Linus Torvalds <>

    commit 1b1f693d7ad6d193862dcb1118540a030c5e761f upstream.

    As reported by Thomas Pollet, the rdma page counting can overflow. We
    get the rdma sizes in 64-bit unsigned entities, but then limit it to
    UINT_MAX bytes and shift them down to pages (so with a possible "+1" for
    an unaligned address).

    So each individual page count fits comfortably in an 'unsigned int' (not
    even close to overflowing into signed), but as they are added up, they
    might end up resulting in a signed return value. Which would be wrong.

    Catch the case of tot_pages turning negative, and return the appropriate
    error code.

    Reported-by: Thomas Pollet <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
    Signed-off-by: Andy Grover <>
    Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    net/rds/rdma.c | 8 ++++++++
    1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

    --- a/net/rds/rdma.c
    +++ b/net/rds/rdma.c
    @@ -473,6 +473,14 @@ static struct rds_rdma_op *rds_rdma_prep

    max_pages = max(nr, max_pages);
    nr_pages += nr;
    + /*
    + * nr_pages for one entry is limited to (UINT_MAX>>PAGE_SHIFT)+1,
    + * so tot_pages cannot overflow without first going negative.
    + */
    + if ((int)nr_pages < 0)
    + ret = -EINVAL;
    + goto out;

    pages = kcalloc(max_pages, sizeof(struct page *), GFP_KERNEL);

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