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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/gup: protect unpin_user_pages() against npages==-ERRNO
On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:57:06PM -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
> As suggested by Dan Carpenter, fortify unpin_user_pages() just a bit,
> against a typical caller mistake: check if the npages arg is really a
> -ERRNO value, which would blow up the unpinning loop: WARN and return.
>
> If this new WARN_ON() fires, then the system *might* be leaking pages
> (by leaving them pinned), but probably not. More likely, gup/pup
> returned a hard -ERRNO error to the caller, who erroneously passed it
> here.
>
> Cc: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
> Cc: Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
> Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
> ---
>
> Hi Dan,
>
> Is is OK to use your signed-off-by here? Since you came up with this.
>

Yeah. That's fine.

regards,
dan carpenter

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