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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] staging: zsmalloc: Ensure handle is never 0 on success
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On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Olav Haugan <ohaugan@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> zsmalloc encodes a handle using the pfn and an object
> index. On hardware platforms with physical memory starting
> at 0x0 the pfn can be 0. This causes the encoded handle to be
> 0 and is incorrectly interpreted as an allocation failure.
>
> To prevent this false error we ensure that the encoded handle
> will not be 0 when allocation succeeds.
>
> Signed-off-by: Olav Haugan <ohaugan@codeaurora.org>
> ---
> drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c | 17 +++++++++++++----
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c b/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> index 1a67537..3b950e5 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/zsmalloc/zsmalloc-main.c
> @@ -430,7 +430,12 @@ static struct page *get_next_page(struct page *page)
> return next;
> }
>
> -/* Encode <page, obj_idx> as a single handle value */
> +/*
> + * Encode <page, obj_idx> as a single handle value.
> + * On hardware platforms with physical memory starting at 0x0 the pfn
> + * could be 0 so we ensure that the handle will never be 0 by adjusting the
> + * encoded obj_idx value before encoding.
> + */
> static void *obj_location_to_handle(struct page *page, unsigned long obj_idx)
> {
> unsigned long handle;
> @@ -441,17 +446,21 @@ static void *obj_location_to_handle(struct page *page, unsigned long obj_idx)
> }
>
> handle = page_to_pfn(page) << OBJ_INDEX_BITS;
> - handle |= (obj_idx & OBJ_INDEX_MASK);
> + handle |= ((obj_idx + 1) & OBJ_INDEX_MASK);
>
> return (void *)handle;
> }
>
> -/* Decode <page, obj_idx> pair from the given object handle */
> +/*
> + * Decode <page, obj_idx> pair from the given object handle. We adjust the
> + * decoded obj_idx back to its original value since it was adjusted in
> + * obj_location_to_handle().
> + */
> static void obj_handle_to_location(unsigned long handle, struct page **page,
> unsigned long *obj_idx)
> {
> *page = pfn_to_page(handle >> OBJ_INDEX_BITS);
> - *obj_idx = handle & OBJ_INDEX_MASK;
> + *obj_idx = (handle & OBJ_INDEX_MASK) - 1;
> }
>
> static unsigned long obj_idx_to_offset(struct page *page,

Acked-by: Nitin Gupta <ngupta@vflare.org>

Thanks,
Nitin


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