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Subject[PATCH 3.2 132/199] mm, fs: check for fatal signals in do_generic_file_read()
3.2.87-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Michal Hocko <>

commit 5abf186a30a89d5b9c18a6bf93a2c192c9fd52f6 upstream.

do_generic_file_read() can be told to perform a large request from
userspace. If the system is under OOM and the reading task is the OOM
victim then it has an access to memory reserves and finishing the full
request can lead to the full memory depletion which is dangerous. Make
sure we rather go with a short read and allow the killed task to

Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <>
Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
mm/filemap.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -1117,6 +1117,11 @@ static void do_generic_file_read(struct

+ if (fatal_signal_pending(current)) {
+ error = -EINTR;
+ goto out;
+ }
page = find_get_page(mapping, index);
if (!page) {
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