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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 014/168] sysctl: handle overflow for file-max
On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:50:22PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 7:16 PM Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > [ Upstream commit 32a5ad9c22852e6bd9e74bdec5934ef9d1480bc5 ]
> >
> > Currently, when writing
> >
> > echo 18446744073709551616 > /proc/sys/fs/file-max
> >
> > /proc/sys/fs/file-max will overflow and be set to 0. That quickly
> > crashes the system.
> >
> > This commit sets the max and min value for file-max. The max value is
> > set to long int. Any higher value cannot currently be used as the
> > percpu counters are long ints and not unsigned integers.
> >
> > Note that the file-max value is ultimately parsed via
> > __do_proc_doulongvec_minmax(). This function does not report error when
> > min or max are exceeded. Which means if a value largen that long int is
> > written userspace will not receive an error instead the old value will be
> > kept. There is an argument to be made that this should be changed and
> > __do_proc_doulongvec_minmax() should return an error when a dedicated min
> > or max value are exceeded. However this has the potential to break
> > userspace so let's defer this to an RFC patch.
> >
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190107222700.15954-3-christian@brauner.io
> > Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
> > Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> > Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> > Cc: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net>
> > Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> > Cc: Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
> > [christian@brauner.io: v4]
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190210203943.8227-3-christian@brauner.io
> > Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
>
> Hey Greg,
>
> Just an heads-up. This patch triggered a KASAN warning and Will has
> sent a fix for that
> which is already in master.
> So if you backport this patch you likely also want to backport
>
> 9002b21465fa4d829edfc94a5a441005cffaa972
>
> (See https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9002b21465fa4d829edfc94a5a441005cffaa972
> )
>
> Seems we missed a Cc: for stable in there. Sorry about that.

No problem, thanks for letting me know, now queued up everywhere.

greg k-h

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