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SubjectRe: [PATCH] vhost/scsi: Fix incorrect usage of get_user_pages_fast write parameter
On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 06:07:16PM +0000, Nicholas A. Bellinger wrote:
> From: Nicholas Bellinger <nab@linux-iscsi.org>
>
> This patch addresses a long-standing bug where the get_user_pages_fast()
> write parameter used for setting the underlying page table entry permission
> bits was incorrectly set to write=1 for data_direction=DMA_TO_DEVICE, and
> passed into get_user_pages_fast() via vhost_scsi_map_iov_to_sgl().
>
> However, this parameter is intended to signal WRITEs to pinned userspace
> PTEs for the virtio-scsi DMA_FROM_DEVICE -> READ payload case, and *not*
> for the virtio-scsi DMA_TO_DEVICE -> WRITE payload case.
>
> This bug would manifest itself as random process segmentation faults on
> KVM host after repeated vhost starts + stops and/or with lots of vhost
> endpoints + LUNs.
>
> Cc: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
> Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> Cc: Asias He <asias@redhat.com>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 3.6+
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Bellinger <nab@linux-iscsi.org>

Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>

> ---
> drivers/vhost/scsi.c | 2 +-
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/scsi.c b/drivers/vhost/scsi.c
> index ce5221f..e663921 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/scsi.c
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/scsi.c
> @@ -1056,7 +1056,7 @@ vhost_scsi_handle_vq(struct vhost_scsi *vs, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
> if (data_direction != DMA_NONE) {
> ret = vhost_scsi_map_iov_to_sgl(cmd,
> &vq->iov[data_first], data_num,
> - data_direction == DMA_TO_DEVICE);
> + data_direction == DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
> if (unlikely(ret)) {
> vq_err(vq, "Failed to map iov to sgl\n");
> goto err_free;
> --
> 1.7.2.5


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