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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mm: don't warn about large allocations for slab
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On 9/27/18 7:15 PM, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> From: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
>
> Slub does not call kmalloc_slab() for sizes > KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE,
> instead it falls back to kmalloc_large().
> For slab KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE == KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE and it calls
> kmalloc_slab() for all allocations relying on NULL return value
> for over-sized allocations.
> This inconsistency leads to unwanted warnings from kmalloc_slab()
> for over-sized allocations for slab. Returning NULL for failed
> allocations is the expected behavior.
>
> Make slub and slab code consistent by checking size >
> KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE in slab before calling kmalloc_slab().
>
> While we are here also fix the check in kmalloc_slab().
> We should check against KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE rather than
> KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE. It all kinda worked because for slab the
> constants are the same, and slub always checks the size against
> KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE before kmalloc_slab().
> But if we get there with size > KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE anyhow
> bad things will happen. For example, in case of a newly introduced
> bug in slub code.
>
> Also move the check in kmalloc_slab() from function entry
> to the size > 192 case. This partially compensates for the additional
> check in slab code and makes slub code a bit faster
> (at least theoretically).
>
> Also drop __GFP_NOWARN in the warning check.
> This warning means a bug in slab code itself,
> user-passed flags have nothing to do with it.
>
> Nothing of this affects slob.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>
> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Reported-by: syzbot+87829a10073277282ad1@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+ef4e8fc3a06e9019bb40@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+6e438f4036df52cbb863@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+8574471d8734457d98aa@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+af1504df0807a083dbd9@syzkaller.appspotmail.com

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

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