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Subject[PATCH 5/6] mempolicy: fix a memory corruption by refcount imbalance in alloc_pages_vma()
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From: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>

commit cc9a6c8776 (cpuset: mm: reduce large amounts of memory barrier related
damage v3) introduced a memory corruption.

shmem_alloc_page() passes pseudo vma and it has one significant unique
combination, vma->vm_ops=NULL and (vma->policy->flags & MPOL_F_SHARED).

Now, get_vma_policy() does NOT increase a policy ref when vma->vm_ops=NULL
and mpol_cond_put() DOES decrease a policy ref when a policy has MPOL_F_SHARED.
Therefore, when alloc_pages_vma() goes 'goto retry_cpuset' path, a policy
refcount will be decreased too much and therefore it will make a memory corruption.

This patch fixes it.

Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>,
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>,
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Miao Xie <miaox@cn.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
---
mm/mempolicy.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
mm/shmem.c | 9 +++++----
2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
diff --git a/mm/mempolicy.c b/mm/mempolicy.c
index 7fb7d51..0da0969 100644
--- a/mm/mempolicy.c
+++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
@@ -1544,18 +1544,29 @@ struct mempolicy *get_vma_policy(struct task_struct *task,
struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr)
{
struct mempolicy *pol = task->mempolicy;
+ int got_ref;

if (vma) {
if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->get_policy) {
struct mempolicy *vpol = vma->vm_ops->get_policy(vma,
addr);
- if (vpol)
+ if (vpol) {
pol = vpol;
+ got_ref = 1;
+ }
} else if (vma->vm_policy)
pol = vma->vm_policy;
}
if (!pol)
pol = &default_policy;
+
+ /*
+ * shmem_alloc_page() passes MPOL_F_SHARED policy with vma->vm_ops=NULL.
+ * Thus, we need to take additional ref for avoiding refcount imbalance.
+ */
+ if (!got_ref && mpol_needs_cond_ref(pol))
+ mpol_get(pol);
+
return pol;
}

diff --git a/mm/shmem.c b/mm/shmem.c
index d576b84..eb5f1eb 100644
--- a/mm/shmem.c
+++ b/mm/shmem.c
@@ -919,6 +919,7 @@ static struct page *shmem_alloc_page(gfp_t gfp,
struct shmem_inode_info *info, pgoff_t index)
{
struct vm_area_struct pvma;
+ struct page *page;

/* Create a pseudo vma that just contains the policy */
pvma.vm_start = 0;
@@ -926,10 +927,10 @@ static struct page *shmem_alloc_page(gfp_t gfp,
pvma.vm_ops = NULL;
pvma.vm_policy = mpol_shared_policy_lookup(&info->policy, index);

- /*
- * alloc_page_vma() will drop the shared policy reference
- */
- return alloc_page_vma(gfp, &pvma, 0);
+ page = alloc_page_vma(gfp, &pvma, 0);
+
+ mpol_put(pvma.vm_policy);
+ return page;
}
#else /* !CONFIG_NUMA */
#ifdef CONFIG_TMPFS
--
1.7.1


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